palin sure is enjoying the million-dollar paydays she started collection, once she ditched the governor gig in alaska. mouthing the right-wing moronitudes that so excite her pea-brained, born-again, gun-brandishing lugnut followers. jesus good, unions bad -- that kind of thing. she's on a mission, you know: a mission from gawd. here's the gassy gossip from the AP:
MADISON, Wisconsin (AP) — Sarah Palin told a rally on Saturday that Wisconsin's governor is doing the right thing by demanding more concessions from public employees' unions.this is the populist whose shtick is vilifying workers and workers' rights, paramount of which is collective bargaining. typical of the GOP form of populism, however, their leaders simply affect the mannerisms and rhetoric of hard-working people, while their paychecks dwarf those of the poor, misguided twits who line up to bask in reflected glory.
Braving snow showers and a frigid wind outside the state Capitol building, the former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate told tea partyers she's glad to stand with Republican Gov. Scott Walker.
Hundreds of labor supporters surrounded the rally, trying to drown Palin out with chants of 'Hey-hey, ho-ho, Scott Walker has got to go!' and 'Recall Walker!'
'Hey, folks! He's trying to save your jobs and your pensions!' Palin yelled into the microphone. 'Your governor did the right thing and you won! Your beautiful state won! And people still have their jobs!'
sarah palin is dignified like a pig in shit is dignified. she wallows in shit, she revels in it, she boasts about how great it is -- and laughs all the way to the bank. she even tried to trademark her name, sarah palin, because the dog-and-pony show she puts on is such a big money-maker for her grubby, dumb ass.
sarah palin, straight-taking, down-to-earth, bean-counting bimbo. greasy, truck-stop mama who's found a sugar-daddy in rupert murdoch and roger ailes -- two guys who made her what she is today. without them, she might still be in alaska, actually trying to earn her keep, instead of reading murdoch's script or touring behind his ghost-written books for rubes.
it's too bad america gets its news from such pathetic outfits as the asphyxiated press, which strives to create an illusion of balance and fairness in its coverage, such as the following:
Walker, a Republican, signed a bill into law last month that calls for almost all public workers to contribute more to their pensions and health care coverage, changes that amount to an average 8 percent pay cut. The plan also strips them of their right to collectively bargain on anything except wages.this is "factual" in a most misleading fashion. if you were a nitwit steadily nursed on the standard palin pabulum, these greedy state workers are stubbornly refusing to do their part to bring sanity and balance to the state budget -- that it's only cooler heads like scott walker and sarah palin who represent fiscal sanity and fair play.
Walker has said the law will help balance a $3.6 billion hole in the state budget and give local governments the flexibility they need to absorb deep cuts in state aid. Democrats, though, think Walker wants to weaken unions, one of their strongest constituencies.
obviously a crock, when walker's budget only went out of balance because of his largess in rewarding the wealthy with tax breaks, which he will balance by busting the state employees' union -- thereby weakening one of the few surviving sources of funding for the political opposition -- both at home and nationally.
this is where the plutocrats depend on hired guns like palin, magicians who wield some kind of supernatural power over desperate working stiffs, who've been convinced that immigrants and queers are taking away what remains of the privilege of being white in america.
i grew up watching mickey mouse and captain kangaroo, and i still remember flyers for klan rallies posted on stop signs in my neighborhood. in other words, i'm old enough to know that apartheid america isn't just a distant memory. it's clear enough to anyone who's traversed the decades since the 1960s that racism has remained a potent political and social force in the US -- and that the success and power of palin and her ilk is tied to the yearning to enjoy white superiority in the face of relentless, unstoppable demographic change.
the wealthy and powerful have enabled characters like walker and palin to stage sideshows like this in the political carnival that they run out of DC. little by little, they chip away at the social compact that was set in place during the first great depression, while using this second one to attempt to repeal it. it's fascinating is a pathological way, as now communications technologies and mass media manipulation have reached a point where almost any twisted, antithetical point of view can be hammered away at until people are much obliged to piss in their own bathwater.
this is sarah palin's role on the american scene, circa 2011.