There's an article about Sarah Palin in the new Vanity Fair, and the thing's damn near 10,000 words. But is it worth plowing through writer Todd S. Purdum's overheated prose ("It was in this environment that her ambition first found an outlet in public office, and where she first tasted the 151-proof Everclear that is power.") to get the whole story? I spent the last hour reading it, and I have determined that there are several types of people who definitely qualify!
You Should Read The Vanity Fair Piece On Sarah Palin If:
- You are unaware that Palin is an egomaniacal and vindictive politician whose ruthlessness is inadequate when it comes to covering up for her incompetence.
- You are unaware that Palin's base of support consists of the willfully ignorant and the perpetually aggrieved, a group to which she is both member and leader.
- You are unaware that almost every single person in John McCain's campaign was horrified by her unwillingness to prepare, her attempts to promote herself at the expense of the campaign, and by the possibility that she might actually become the Vice President (or worse, President) of the United States.
- You are unaware that Palin was selected for the Republican ticket on the strength of her pulchritude and fecundity, rather than her sterling record of achievement in Alaska.
- You are unaware that "When Trig was born, Palin wrote an e-mail letter to friends and relatives, describing the belated news of her pregnancy and detailing Trig's condition she wrote the e-mail not in her own name but in God's, and signed it 'Trig's Creator, Your Heavenly Father.'"
- You are aware of all these things but you think it's nice to be reminded of them every now and again.
The rest of you are excused.