I am so sick of Sarah Palin. She is a dimwitted fool who holds no political office. She is a racist, a bigot and completely insulting to those feminists who actually know what that term means. I have often thought, with regard to the excessive piling on that the left does at Ms. Palin’s expense, why bother? Why give her any more attention? That’s exactly what she wants. Just don’t pay any attention to her and that will be the end of it.
But one could say the same thing about Facebook – why complain? You don’t like it, just leave it alone. But if you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, then you know that I’m not inclined to leave it alone. There are too many people on Facebook. It has achieved a firm foothold, like a tick that is dug in deep, and ignoring it can lead to dire consequences.
After the absurdity of Ms. Palin’s own tweets over the past few days, I feel that the same is true. We ignore her and her ignorance at our peril. These two pearls confirm it. Talkingpointsmemo has the complete analysis, but the two key points are that (1) any Muslim who wants the mosque near ground zero is not peaceful, and (2) refudiate is obviously not a word. Whoever among her handlers that is allowing this woman to use twitter should be fired. But, like any experienced tweeter, Palin deleted the above, but rather than admit she did anything wrong, we got the following.
I want to know which works of Shakespeare this woman has read, that she would compare herself to the greatest writer the English language has yet known. And please, gentle ex-governor, do tell which words the bard made up, so that we might learn from you ample knowledge.
But when I read about young Ryan Murdough, running for political office in New Hampshire, I realize there is good reason to worry about ignorance and hatred. If there is no effort to make note of these frightening politicians, their influence will spread unchecked.
So, on I rant.