So over New Years Eve, Sarah Palin posts a photo on her Facebook page of her son, Trig standing on the family dog to reach the kitchen sink. Because..why the hell not?
PETA blasted Palin for the photo in a Tuesday statement.
“t’s odd that anyone—let alone a mother—would find it appropriate to post such a thing, with no apparent sympathy for the dog in the photo,” the statement reads. “Then again, PETA, along with everyone else, is used to the hard-hearted, seeming obliviousness of this bizarrely callous woman, who actually thought it appropriate to be filmed while turkeys were being slaughtered right behind her in full view of the camera.”
But Palin would have none of it, and on Saturday tried to turn the controversy on President Obama.
“Chill. At least Trig didn’t eat the dog,” Palin wrote in an open letter to PETA on Facebook. “Did you go as crazy when your heroic Man-of-Your-Lifetime, Barack Obama, revealed he actually enjoyed eating dead dog meat?”
Palin continued to bash PETA in a lengthy post:
Aren’t you the same anti-beef screamers blogging hate from your comfy leather office chairs, wrapped in your fashionable leather belts above your kickin’ new leather pumps you bought because your celebrity idols (who sport fur and crocodile purses) grinned in a tabloid wearing the exact same Louboutins exiting sleek cowhide covered limo seats on their way to some liberal fundraiser shindig at some sushi bar that features poor dead smelly roe (that I used to strip from our Bristol Bay-caught fish, and in a Dillingham cannery I packed those castoff fish eggs for you while laughing with co-workers about the suckers paying absurdly high prices to party with the throw away parts of our wild seafood)? I believe you call those discarded funky eggs “caviar”.
First off. forget for the moment not having the common sense of telling your kid to not step on the dog but instead taking a picture like it’s just cutest thing in the whole gosh darn world. The woman lacks the self awareness that posting said photo on the internet would be a bad idea. Considering that said Internet is filled to the brim with people who would consider stepping on a dog to be a very bad thing.
Second, the note to PETA.
Someday, years from now, scholars doing research on Sarah Palin will come across a collection of personal letters written by her to friends over the years.
And they will be shocked by their unexpected beauty, their lyricism and and turn of phrase.
And will use these letters to confirm the thing I’ve long suspected about Sarah Palin which is when she writes her little Facebook missives, She knows exactly what she is doing.
The imagery is pure corn pone, boiled down liberal bashing that’s been poured into and filtered through an episode of “The Beverly Hillbillies”. And the crazed word salad construction of the sentences are not the results of bad writing. It is a purposeful Brechtian alienation device meant to aggravate educated liberals who simply dismiss it as bad writing even though her intended audience can look past the the bad grammar to get at the chewy caramel-covered red meat at the center.
Sarah Palin is the Harlan Ellison for paranoid, under-educated white people.
And the best thing about this is the realization that she will never run for office again. There’s a belief that if you can make a decent living if you have a thousand true fans and for Sarah Palin, that is her audience.