January 11, 2011
Alaska’s self-ousted governor Sarah Palin and self-proclaimed “mama grizzly” wrote that she hates war in a letter to sympathizer Glenn Beck following the recent Arizona shootings that put Arizona Congresswoman Giffords of Tucson in the hospital with a bullet through the brain.
“I hate war. Our children will not have peace if politicos just capitalize on this to succeed in portraying anyone as inciting terror and violence.”
This starts out fine – “I hate war” – but what does that have to do with “politicos” capitalizing on anything relating to the Arizona shootings?
Plus, what’s that even mean: “capitalize on this to succeed in portraying…”? Really, Ms. Half-Governor, I had to read that five times and I’m still not sure how that string of words came to be aligned into a sentence. And who is the “anyone” being referred to?
I call these “Palin drones” because they have about the same mind-numbing amount of sense when you read them backwards as forwards.
But enough grammar quibbling. The real nonsense came from Beck who replied, “please look into protection for your family. An attempt on you could bring the republic down.”
“…could bring the republic down.”
Someone could tap Mr. Beck on the shoulder and point out that Palin is not an elected official, in fact holds no governmental office of any kind, seems to have no chance whatsoever of holding another public office since she apparently can’t sit through a single term and is essentially a news commentator and, ahem, former politico.
We certainly hope that no harm comes to Palin – and you can be sure we won’t be putting graphic rifle scope crosshairs on her location — but Beck’s aggrandizing rhetoric and smarmy dog-whistle faux security concerns are nothing more than the kind of Beckindrone we’ve come to expect from the loose-change media quarter.
(updated Sep 5, 2014 and Sept 23, 2016 with minor wordsmithing and punctuation tweaks)