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Increased absurdity

Huh?!?I didn’t think it was possible. I mean, Sarah Palin has pretty much been the definition of the phrase "inane absurdity" (I know that comes perilously close to being redundant) for well over half a decade*, but today she appeared on The Today Show and was briefly interviewed by Matt Lauer. She has a new book about the (fictitious) "War on Christmas" but he first asked her some questions about the health care law, Chris Christie, and general politics before getting to the book.

I’m almost sure there wasn’t a single thing she said that was not either blatantly false or patently absurd. I cannot fathom why… no… wait. I can fathom why this woman still has a public platform, but it pains me to think there are  enough people in this country to voluntarily and enthusiastically provide it for her. That so many either agree with or believe her is truly indicative of a sad state of affairs in this country.

If only McCain had chosen someone else.

* Palin would occasionally lend the definition to Michele Bachmann.


  1. Thomas Shafer says:

    Hey Dan,
    I wonder if you’re qualified to have an opinion about Palin’s comments since you’re an avowed atheist. Or is it her folksy, corn-fest way of speaking that drives you to declare anything she says as nonsense? For the record, I can’t agree or disagree with you specifically in this particular case because you provided no citation (your link goes to the Today Show main URL). All you did was pass judgement.
    Not impressed.

    1. Dan says:

      I’m not sure what atheism has to do with qualifications for holding an opinion, whether about Palin’s comments or any other topic. However, her folksy way of talking doesn’t bother me in the least. It’s the content I have a problem with, not the delivery.

      As for the link, I’d meant to link to the interview. My bad. If you’re interested, I’m sure a quick search could turn up a video. I somehow suspect you’re not really interested, though.

      Regardless, have a wonderful Christmas. I hope you and your family are doing well! Cheers!

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