Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Context Is Everything

The unrelenting assault on the English language perpetrated by The Idiot over the last eight years (and counting) has been difficult to take. But Governor Moosekiller is really giving the dope a run for his money. It's a very different flavor of stupid but it's still got the Stupid-Aid brand plastered all over the front of the package.

The crap that comes out of her mouth makes one fearful for the safety of those in her charge, including, but not limited to, her family and constituents. (And for the sanity of those same people for putting her in that position.)

And she shares with The Idiot the idea that absolutely nothing is her fault. It's usually the media. Or those pesky "elites", whoever they are. Take this latest gem from a recent interview with Esquire magazine.

"You have to let it go. Even hard news sources, credible news sources — the comment about, you can see Russia from Alaska. You can! You can see Russia from Alaska. Something like that — a factual statement that was taken out of context and mocked — what you have to do is let that go."

Okay, let's talk about this, darlin'. Your problem here was not that something was taken out of context. It's that it was taken in context. Out of context it was much smarter. Yes, you can see Russia from Alaska. It's a fact! (Only from a couple of remote islands, but still, we'll give you that.) See, it was the context in which you said it that was stupid. I read your quote above and I'm with you. But then, when I read the context, oh boy. Problematic.

Honey, you were responding to a question about why being geographically close to Russia makes you an expert on foreign policy. And I think we can all agree that...

Geez, what the hell am I doing? You're a fucking moron! Just shut the hell up and go away, already!

And you, American media, please just stop giving this nitwit even more airtime with which to bury herself.


Mrs. Chili said...

Poor, besieged, misunderstood baby...

I'm astounded that people are actually forming a sort of cult around her; they're looking at her as a sort of second coming for the GOP.

Good luck with that...

MAB said...

And it is a cult. That is, a small group of people with a devotion and passion for something that most people find completely irrational.

I have no idea why some people find ignorance so appealing.