Saturday, October 31, 2009

Witch Jokes Would Be Too Easy

So, stop me if you have heard this before: Sarah Palin asks for $100 grand to speak at a conservative political event in Iowa.
For Palin to show up in Iowa looking for a check, rather than bearing one from SarahPAC--which brought in three-quarters of a million dollars in the first half of this year and has already drawn scrutiny from FEC--means that she is either the most dim-witted presidential aspirant ever, which I seriously doubt, or her interests clearly tilt toward cashing in on her star-power. Although one might ask for a $100,000 speaking fee from a giant corporation or trade association, requesting it from a non-profit 501(c)3 group--no less one that promotes conservative family values and is based in Iowa--is about as stupid as it gets. (Italics and bold added, Fivethirtyeight)
Sarah Palin is the gift that keeps on giving.  I was lecturing about Russia in the 1990's last week, suggesting how it looked a lot like Weimar Germany, including the rise of Vladimir Zhironovsky and his outrageous promises to bring back the lost territories of the Russian Empire, including Finland and Alaska.  It was then obvious where I had to go from there--to Sarah Palin and keeping an eye on those Russians.

1 comment:

Ora said...

I think I actually heard a student behind me mutter "yeah, but then they'd get Sarah Palin" a one point.