When Two Fools Collide
Just so you know, the Palin photo is courtesy of Fox News (boy you don't hear "courtesy" associated with THEM often, do ya?). Limbaugh (R) was photographed by Ethan Miller for Getty images (probably with a wide angle lens and a BIG-ass filter). Fashions were no doubt provided by Fart & Fleet (Palin) and J.Petereater (Limbaugh).
Anyway, it looks like Palin's hit a snaggie-poo in her quest to ban the word "retard" from the American lexicon. Turns out Rush Limbaugh likes the word, too (he's familiar enough with it, so that's only fitting).
This oughtta be good. Limbaugh may be dangerously unhinged, and I wouldn't allow him near heavy machinery (unless it were digging his grave), but once he throws himself into a fight, there's no stopping him (are you surprised?). He has no "edit" button and he's NEVER wrong. Palin is riding high on her Carnival Queen Sedan Chair on the heels of that toilet paper she just published. So you know SHE'S feeling cocky.
Wanna place bets on which one of 'em's gonna go down? Or maybe these two tick-turds will cancel each other out. Either way, this ought to be good, even if it burns out quickly (like Levi Johnston).
UPDATE (Feb. 8, 2010): Well, it appears that Pin-Up Sarah is party-loyal enough to defend Rush Dimbulb's "r-word" usage. Or else she's afraid that he'll come and sit on her or something. In any event, she contends that Rush's use of the word is acceptable, because it was used in a "humorous context" for political satire.
Which makes her a hypocrite on top of everything else. The word is pejorative, no matter who says it or how it's used. It's NEVER a compliment. So if it's not OK for one man to use it, then it's not OK for another man to use it, no matter how big he is.
Her convenient sense of morality is a bit disturbing--the main reason she objected to this word in the first place was because she has a son who is developmentally challenged. So what if a playground bully were to taunt her son someday using this same word? Would she check his parents' voter registration cards to see if she should just ignore the insult for political expedience?
Every time my life looks bleak I just thank God I didn't have parents like her.