Thursday, November 13, 2008

You Can't Get Fooled Again

Sarah Palin told an interviewer yesterday that she would be "honored" to work with Barack Obama (despite still being concerned about his "palin' around with terrorists") because we all need to work to "progress the nation".

Query: What if the nation doesn't want to be "progressed"? It sounds suspiciously like being SimonizedTM.

Never mind the fact that her form of "progress" is really "regress", her statement sent me into a ten-minute Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome panic attack brought about by suffering through 8 years of listening to a president who had declared Jihad on the English language. I finally recovered for just long enough to put food on my family.

Watching Barack Obama give his election night speech, and then his first press conference, was a pleasure simply because I had forgotten what it was like to listen to a President of the United States speak proper English in complete sentences.

And now Sarah Palin, the "Disastah from Alaska", is climbing back into the ring, ready to pummel the still-recovering Grammar Fairy into quivering submission once more.

All I ask of Americans between now and the 2012 election is this- in the immortal words of a President-Who-Will-Remain-Nameless- "Fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again."


Mike said...

There seems to be something about certain far right people who just have this thing for people who simply cannot speak the language. Perhaps they should start their own country.

On another planet somewhere.

And on a completely unrelated note, why doesn't the woman that works at my library look like that?

Colonel Colonel said...

Good thought. I hear Jupiter is nice this time of year.

And that's what you get for living in Michigan, where librarians may well look like that but you can't tell because they're bundled up 8 months a year. It's not much better here in Massachusetts, where we may have sleet this morning.

Thomas said...

"Why Johnny Can't Speed" By Alan Dean Foster.

That is the story you are thinking of. I read it long ago too.

Thought it was Larry Niven's at first


Colonel Colonel said...

TV- That's it! The guy in the Honda was (at the time a quirky, but dead car, in terms of horsepower) was dead.

YS! THAT is what we need today.

(Oops, sorry- it was a science fiction story where the US Supreme Court had ruled that interstate highways could not be regulated by the government. There followed an arms race, where folks traveling interstates armed their cars with machine guns, rocket launchers and so on, and attacked each other at will. Driving the freeways became the equivalent of flying a fighter in WWI.

For some reason, every time thomas's post on driving I remember that story.

Not that that's a bad thing- I LOVED the idea.

HEY- FUCKHEAD: I AM THERE!! Cut me off on that on-ramp and look at my firepower!!!

Malach the Merciless said...

Barack should give her a job as Secretary of Dumb Whores.

Joey Polanski said...

Whos th Grammar Fairy? Barney Frank?

Hungry Mother said...

You are so right. Let's enjoy 8 years of well-formed sentences.

Beach Bum said...

Having Sara Palin still on the news with this insistent talk about her running in 2012 is almost enough to make me believe in secret societies, black helicopters, and conspiracies.

Malicious Intent said...

Only reason why Palin is STILL in the news is because she is a dressed up, "let's play pretend politician" train wreck. And everyone loves a good train wreck. So this puts her up there with the likes of Britney Spears and Lindsey Lohan.