« Martin Bashir, unhinged | Main | Weiner Whines »

National Lampoon's Palin Family Vacation

Gosh, ain't it fun watching everyone totally lose their crap over Sarah Palin's bus trip? What does it all mean? Does it mean she's running, or not running? What signal is she sending? Why is she doing this, and why isn't she doing that?

Sheesh.

I figured Sarah Palin out years ago. The key to understanding her secret agenda is to realize she has no secret agenda. Her true reasons for doing things match up with her stated reasons.

Oh, she might have additional reasons, but her stated reason is always valid. It might not be the whole truth, but it is true.

Palin said she's going on a family vacation, taking a bus around some of the more interesting and historic parts of our nation. She's got her husband, parents, and at least one of her kids with her. They're doing a lot of the tourist things, seeing the landmarks -- the Declaration of Independence, the Liberty Bell, Donald Trump's hairpiece, the Statue of Liberty, the site of the Boston Tea Party -- and in general just having fun.

And a part of what Sarah Palin considers "fun" is making liberals and the media's (but I repeat myself) heads explode.

So she rents a bus for her and her family and security and whatnot -- no big deal. It's not that different from an RV. But she has it done up to look an awful lot like a political campaign bus. Nothing definitive, but leaning in that direction.

She hits places that have tremendous importance in the presidential election process -- New Hampshire (of course), Donald Trump's hairpiece, DC, and whatnot -- but also have great historic and touristy interest. She does so without notifying or coordinating the visits with local Republican officials -- what does that mean? Is she snubbing them? Is she saying she has no interest in running, or no interest in running with their support? What is she saying?

She refuses interviews with any media besides Fox, citing her contract as a contributor and commentator that gives Fox that veto power. Is she honoring her pledge, or hiding behind it? Is Fox protecting her from critics, or keeping their asset to themselves and preserving her value? Or doe she just not feel like getting into it while she's on vacation with her family?

The media complains that Palin, by not giving them her itinerary, is "putting them in danger" by forcing them to follow her around instead of setting up in advance where she's heading. But she didn't invite them along and has shown she's not that interested in having them along. The option that they could just ignore her, take her at her word that this is a family vacation, and let her go wherever she likes, whenever she likes -- like any other private citizen on vacation. But they can't. They just can't bring themselves to do that. It's literally unthinkable.

Palin has often been denounced as stupid, a dunce, far too much a simpleton to be able to stand her own against the sophisticated, intelligent, educated, intellectual elites of the media. But with this little trip, she's got them all falling over each other to dance to her little tune.

The only question is: why is she doing it? Is it to lay the groundwork for a presidential campaign? Is it to give her daughter, Piper (and the rest of us folks) a reminder of just how the media treats her? Is it just for her own amusement, to see how well she can make them dance?

I suspect it's a bit of all three, plus more I haven't even considered. But in the end, it's all a form of political masturbation by the commentati -- it's fun, it feels good, but in the end it's utterly meaningless.

Nothing wrong with it, but there's no call to make it more than it is. I know that, personally, I love seeing Palin living, rent-free, in liberals' heads and making them explode with the slightest efforts.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'll be in my bunk.

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
/cgi-bin/mt-tb.cgi/41669.

Comments (36)

Yay. A Sarahcuda thread!!<b... (Below threshold)
LeBron Steinman:

Yay. A Sarahcuda thread!!
Guaranteed leftard troll magnet!

I second the motion LeBron.... (Below threshold)
epador:

I second the motion LeBron.

Reading the thread to the old post, I wonder if it will look much different 2 years later.

"Gosh, ain't it fun watc... (Below threshold)
Art W:

"Gosh, ain't it fun watching everyone totally lose their crap over Sarah Palin's bus trip? "

What's more fun is watching the rightards fawn over Sarah. 3 posts in a row at Wizbang rooting for Sarah Palin!

By not declaring she's in the race, Sarah doesn't have to speak out on the same issues being addressed by the other Republican candidates. Voters can't compare Sarah versus Pawlenty, Romney et al on issues like the economy, energy, etc.

Watching Sarah run from the press is amusing. Kinda like the way Trump ran like a little puppy once the going got tough and Obama released his birth certificate and proved Trump was a moron.

Sarah won't let it get to that point. She'll take your money then quit at the first sign of a problem, playing the victim to the hilt, no doubt. Ohhh, poor Sarah....

Send her a check, rubes. Show Sarah you care. She's sure to add you to her mailing list, and won't that be special!

But in the end, it's all... (Below threshold)
TexBob:

But in the end, it's all a form of political masturbation by the commentati -- it's fun, it feels good, but in the end it's utterly meaningless.

There has to be an Anthony Wiener (D)ickhead joke in there some where. LOL.

I went to CBS.com yesterday... (Below threshold)
gladius:

I went to CBS.com yesterday and I can tell you there were some real head explosions...unbeffinbeliveable. It was hilarious. I am not going to go into what all was said... I would be writing for years . Jay there are some really stupid people over there...like some of the trolls here. Just goes to prove my theary that some people should no be allowed to reproduce.

"Weapons free, tally ho.... (Below threshold)
Black Knights 3:

"Weapons free, tally ho."

Police Acadamy 8 or somethi... (Below threshold)
Don L :

Police Acadamy 8 or something?

OJ in whiteface and red high heels?

The lttle Schoolbus - teaching the real meaning of "she's stupid"

The foxhunt -the media riding frantically behind the fox - sidesaddle.

Lots of fun when the gatekeepers lose their keys....

"Raid count many, take w... (Below threshold)
Rodney Graves Author Profile Page:

"Raid count many, take with guns."

Art, Palin is in the piece,... (Below threshold)

Art, Palin is in the piece, but it really isn't about her. It's about how the media and the left react to her.

And if you think we conspire on topics around here... you really are new, ain't you? Ask DJ about the numerous times we've both worked on articles, utterly independently, and one of us has had to scrap our entire pieces when the other "scoops" him.

Fortunately for me, I tend to be faster, so he's eaten more than I have, but he's shoved a few pieces down my throat, too.

And you wanna say that our three pieces don't reflect different aspects and perspectives?

J.

So far she's made only one ... (Below threshold)
Upset Old Guy:

So far she's made only one little mistake on her tour: she need to rent a bigger bus, one that wasn't small enough to park under The Donald's comb-over.

I'm hoping she and the bus make a stop-over here in CT on her way to Boston. Hey, we've even got a marine life museum near the Mystic Seaport.

"And you wanna say that ... (Below threshold)
Art W:

"And you wanna say that our three pieces don't reflect different aspects and perspectives? "

All three posts are supportive of Sarah, And since I haven't noticed any posts supporting any other GOP Presidential candidates on this site it's fair to say that -- at this point at least -- this site supports Sarah Palin. There were posts pointing out Donald Trump's stupidity, but so far Sarah the Quitter is giving nothing but positive support.

Sarah wants you to write about heads exploding as a result of her stealth campaign, and you did what she wanted, just like the other right wing drones.

So... who's getting manipulated? The media? Or the right wing bloggers?

In all fairness, it's both.

Say what you wish a... (Below threshold)
irongrampa:


Say what you wish about Sarah, it's heartwarming to see the LSM get so thoroughly punked.

Payback can be a bitch.

Wow! Arty, Arty, Arty. I ha... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Wow! Arty, Arty, Arty. I haven't seen any posts on a lot of things going on now. Does that mean the writers are against them, or for them? You analogy is just plain stupid. If Palin was such a lame time waster, why is the MSM tripping over themselves to cover her? It isn't right wing people pushing around to get to her, but liberals. I think Palin wanted to prove the media is a bunch of manipulated, whiners. Mission accomplished. ww

All three posts are supp... (Below threshold)

All three posts are supportive of Sarah, And since I haven't noticed any posts supporting any other GOP Presidential candidates on this site it's fair to say that -- at this point at least -- this site supports Sarah Palin.

Artie, judging by your sudden and enduring presence, you must respect at least the authors' ability to write. And therefore you must admit that should any of us choose to wholeheartedly support a candidate, we can -- and will -- make it abundantly clear.

Right now, I'm supporting Palin's making liberal idiots' heads explode. No more, no less.

If you read more into this than that, then you've got bigger issues than I want to deal with.

J.

Aha, I see the real ... (Below threshold)
DJ Drummond:

Aha, I see the real problem, from Art-boy's point-of-view. I did a column of Chico a few weeks ago, and as he has no other reason to live than to lurk here and expose himself, so to speak, to the adults, this greatly improved his sense of purpose. Artless, being somewhat further down the troll devolutionary path, is envious and wants his own attention-fest. Being unable to understand Sarah Palin beyond his own very limited capacity, Art-fart assumes we are simply giving her props to which he feels at least equally entitled. Never mind that the inARTiculate son of a bad idea has never accomplished anything, and couldn't sell iced tea in the desert; he's convinced we owe him attention, even if it's to drive over him rhetorically with a didactic semi.

Fear not, you fetid failure. Having spent the last several days puking, a number of ideas come to mind to describe you appropriately, many of which have descended into my drains but your words bring their memory to rank recall as if they were your brothers. You will receive a review appropriate to your performance, limited as your faculties obviously, but for now you must bide, as the adults are discussing matters beyond your comprehension.

Can you imagine how the lef... (Below threshold)
Marie:

Can you imagine how the left will explode with rightous indignation if she actually runs for office? They literaly will have a nervous breakdown.

Jay Tea - "Artie, ... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

Jay Tea -

"Artie, judging by your sudden and enduring presence, you must respect at least the authors' ability to write."

Nah, he's just a malignant little polyp clinging to the left-hand wall of the political colon.

Like you, what I find so appealing about the Palin Phenomena is that she CAN cause the left to go batshit. She isn't playing by their rules - she's not making herself available to the media so they can do their usual 'impartial reporting' hatchet job on her. And she's getting well enough known so the standard tropes about her lack of intelligence aren't sticking - except among the stupidly credulous and the left. (Which aren't necessarily the same groups, though there's often considerable overlap...)

I like her ideas - but man, she's got a voice that could etch glass. And at that, I'll take her any day over a stuffed suit that gives great teleprompter but is otherwise ignorant and unwilling to learn.

"Can you imagine how the... (Below threshold)
Art W:

"Can you imagine how the left will explode with rightous indignation if she actually runs for office? They literaly will have a nervous breakdown. "

Not so, not so. Once Sarah declares then the office pool on how long before she quits can get underway.

I am of an opposite belief.... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

I am of an opposite belief. If the dem's want us to have someone, that means they don't. ww

Silly rabbit, she has stake... (Below threshold)
narciso:

Silly rabbit, she has staked out positions on the Middle East, the Ryan plan, the Dream Act,
just in the last few days.

What 2 words makes a libera... (Below threshold)
retired military:

What 2 words makes a liberal's head explode?

Sarah Palin.

"Once Sarah declares the... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

"Once Sarah declares then the office pool on how long before she quits can get underway."

Huh. They let you in the pool? Well, Media Matters doesn't chlorinate much, I guess...

Geez these liberals can't s... (Below threshold)
Stan:

Geez these liberals can't seem to get past the point that Sarah Palin resigned because of the demagoguery the left was doing on her while she was Governor. From asinine ethics charges, being filed every week or so — some of them covering the same topic as the one just thrown out — to outright lies about her family, she decided enough was enough.

The media could not leave well enough alone, when she became a private citizen. They had to send a stalker up to Wasilla to supposedly write a book about her. Research, the author said. If people believe that then I have a bridge in New York for sale.

Palin left her former job f... (Below threshold)
iwogisdead:

Palin left her former job for a better paying gig. Sorta like Barack Obama did, except Palin makes 2 or 3 times what Obama is making.

Is it common/ethical for pe... (Below threshold)
Tina S:

Is it common/ethical for people to use a political action committee to pay for ones family vacation?

"Not so, not so. Once Sarah... (Below threshold)
Sep14:

"Not so, not so. Once Sarah declares then the office pool on how long before she quits can get under-way."

Chill out with some frosty cool aide Art' it soothe's the liberal soul/


C'mon, JL--how muc... (Below threshold)
irongrampa:


C'mon, JL--how much effort does it take to get into the shallow end?

I love the way Palin is ign... (Below threshold)
davidt:

I love the way Palin is ignoring the 'news' media's arrogant presumptions of how they should be treated, instead letting them tag along and scavenge like jackals following a lion pride.

Oh, she might have addit... (Below threshold)
Tina S:

Oh, she might have additional reasons, but her stated reason is always valid. It might not be the whole truth, but it is true.

Just like when she said, "I told congress thanks but no thanks to that bridge to nowhere." The whole truth is that when she ran for governor in 2006 she publically supported the project. Even though she said "no thanks" she kept the $223 million that congress gave for the project and spent $26 million building this road to nowhere.

And a part of what Sarah... (Below threshold)
wolfwalker:

And a part of what Sarah Palin considers "fun" is making liberals and the media's (but I repeat myself) heads explode.

She's obviously not the only one who thinks like that.

Fantastic piece, Jay Tea.</... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

Fantastic piece, Jay Tea.

I always think of the Tasmanian Devil when liberals/media speak of Sarah Palin:

"Aaccccccchhh....pfffffffff sppppttkyn.....Palin....Caribou Barbie....ack ack pftttttt aghhhhhh.....stupid bus trip ......Aaccccccchhh....pfffffffff sppppttkyn."

Is it common/ethical for... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

Is it common/ethical for people to use a political action committee to pay for ones family vacation?

Why not? PACs are private; it's her committee and she's promoting (just guessing) herself and her views. She can spend as they wish. Besides, the ROI covers the cost: Oodles of free air time from the media hyenas. (Suckers.)

Find something else, Tina. This is a failure of imagination.

"Send her a check, rubes."<... (Below threshold)
yttik:

"Send her a check, rubes."

Actually, for the first time in my adult life, sending a politician money is actually fun. I make a small donation to her PAC and I get to enjoy endless hours of entertainment watching her live rent free in people's heads. Go Sarah!

Palin was pretty clear about what her One Nation bus tour is all about:

"...I’ve said many times that America doesn’t need a "fundamental transformation," instead we need a restoration of all that is good and strong and free in America! So, together let’s prepare ourselves for the days ahead by reminding ourselves who we are and what Americans stand for...."

http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10150192951173435

The media treated her like ... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

The media treated her like dirt, and now she's jerking them around, and they don't like it.

Payback's a bitch, isn't it, comrades? And I'm loving every minute of it.

While sometimes I'm sympath... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

While sometimes I'm sympathetic to Tina's point that women shouldn't be allowed to vote or hold office, seeing some sensible women (Palin, Liz Cheney) makes me reconsider.

Why not? PACs are privat... (Below threshold)
Tina S:

Why not? PACs are private

Because when people donate to a political action committee there is an expectation that the money will be spent on political actions, not personal vacations.




Advertisements









rightads.gif

beltwaybloggers.gif

insiderslogo.jpg

mba_blue.gif

Follow Wizbang

Follow Wizbang on FacebookFollow Wizbang on TwitterSubscribe to Wizbang feedWizbang Mobile

Contact

Send e-mail tips to us:

[email protected]

Fresh Links

Credits

Section Editor: Maggie Whitton

Editors: Jay Tea, Lorie Byrd, Kim Priestap, DJ Drummond, Michael Laprarie, Baron Von Ottomatic, Shawn Mallow, Rick, Dan Karipides, Michael Avitablile, Charlie Quidnunc, Steve Schippert

Emeritus: Paul, Mary Katherine Ham, Jim Addison, Alexander K. McClure, Cassy Fiano, Bill Jempty, John Stansbury, Rob Port

In Memorium: HughS

All original content copyright © 2003-2010 by Wizbang®, LLC. All rights reserved. Wizbang® is a registered service mark.

Powered by Movable Type Pro 4.361

Hosting by ServInt

Ratings on this site are powered by the Ajax Ratings Pro plugin for Movable Type.

Search on this site is powered by the FastSearch plugin for Movable Type.

Blogrolls on this site are powered by the MT-Blogroll.

Temporary site design is based on Cutline and Cutline for MT. Graphics by Apothegm Designs.

Author Login



Terms Of Service

DCMA Compliance Notice

Privacy Policy