#1 Sarah Palinís Barbarism (Somebody call a Whambulance for NRO) by Rev 28.04.2014 14:28

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Sarah Palinís Barbarism

By Patrick Brennan
April 28, 2014 12:58 PM

Itís been no secret for a while that Sarah Palin, erstwhile vice-president candidate, is no longer a serious political contender ó for evidence of that transition, note that even among her faithful, at CPAC this year, she got just 2 percent of the vote in the straw poll, tied with Condoleezza Rice. But as her crowd-pleasing performance in the very final speech of that event, and her lucrative contract with Fox News and huge social-media following, indicate that sheís gone from being a potential political leader to something of a cultural totem, almost a political pastor.

That means her speeches have gone from being standard political pablum to something even more amusing ó more or less a long string of hokey but often amusing jokes. But for all the lightheartedness, her appeal is to a set of people who take seriously their commitment to faith and freedom, right? Well, should this line garner laughs from such a crowd?

Oh, but you canít offend [Islamic terrorists],canít
make them feel uncomfortable, not even a smidgen.
Well, if I were in charge, they would know
that waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists.




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