Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Hell Freezes Over

I agree with Sarah Palin. Damn me, it's true. She doesn't think much of the White House Correspondents' Dinner, and neither do I. Well, of course she has to add her particular brand of self-important and martyred invective, sort of negating the point she's making (when was the last time she "worked her ass off?"). But still...

"Yuk it up media and pols," Palin wrote on her Facebook page. "While America is buried in taxes and a fight for our rights, the permanent political class in DC dresses up and has a prom to make fun of themselves. No need for that, we get the real joke."
The former half-term governor of Alaska saved some of her invective for a tweet she fired off after the dinner.

I do agree that, although, as usual, President Obama was pretty funny (and appropriately serious), the whole concept is revelatory of what our press has become: would-be celebrities with overblown sense of their personalities, and underblown commitment to what their real job is.

On the other hand, who really cares? I sure don't as much as the embittered sufferette from Alaska and way beyond does. Even some conservatives find her reaction a bit much, and an embarrassment. So go ahead, Beelzebub. You can turn up the burners again.

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1 comment:

Jill said...

sufferette...perfect Sid.

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