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Monday, September 22, 2008

If I Wasn’t Such a Fucking Elitist

posted by on September 22 at 11:06 AM

I probably wouldn’t point out that Sarah Palin is a Bircher who plans to speak at a rally organized by John Hagee’s Christians United for Israel, a group that believes that all “non-believers,” including Jews, Muslims, and mainline Christians (sorry, Methodists!) will suffer the torture of eternal damnation if they don’t convert.


In unrelated news, Serious Eats reports that sales of Palin Syrah have dropped precipitously in San Francisco since McCain announced his VP pick. Californians: So elitist, they’re practically French!

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I saw Joe Biden in a bathrobe standing on the porch of his semi-detached house in Wilmington screaming about all the "dammed kids" picking stuff from his trash bags.

Oh, and don't hit a baseball in his yard either...

Posted by John Bailo | September 22, 2008 11:11 AM

All the nonbelievers, they get to eat dirt and the believers get to spit on their graves.

Posted by Regina Spektor's Squeaky Larynx | September 22, 2008 11:18 AM

Your second link doesn't seem to be working right. I think you've got the URL pasted in there twice.

Posted by Greg | September 22, 2008 11:35 AM

It just occurred to me that the constant "my friends" motto is pretty darn elitist and condescending. What it says is I don't mean to disparage your intellectual inadequacy blatantly since you are a dear friend and a nice person, but let me tell you all about what's going on here.

Posted by D. | September 22, 2008 11:46 AM

It's "If I Weren't Such a Fucking Elitist." Please, you're making the rest of us Fucking Elitists look bad.

Posted by Joe M, elitist | September 22, 2008 11:47 AM

A friend of mine pointed out recently that the whole hoopla over Palin has shifted attention away from McCain and most of the more important issues at hand. She's kind of a red herring - her popularity grows, declines, whatever. She's inept and absurdly conservative, and many people are charmed by her whole soccer mom thing. Let's move on -?

Posted by Ellen Forney | September 22, 2008 11:51 AM

I saw Mccain in a bathrobe standing on the porch of one of his 10 mansions yelling about all of the elitists that get in the way of his 13 cars when his chauffeur drives Mccain's trophy wife on shopping trips for $300,000 dresses. He said that there are so many elitist on the roads these days that his lobbyist friends almost missed their ride on Mccain's private jet recently.

I saw palin in a bathrobe standing on the porch promising that since she can see the bank from her yard that she will fix this financial crisis soon.

Posted by Middle Class Elitist | September 22, 2008 12:09 PM

They had some TV awards thing with lots of stars now wearing up-dos.

They still looked elitist.

Posted by PC | September 22, 2008 12:23 PM

i hate to say it, but she looks pretty fuckable in that photo. that's pre-mayor of wasilla, i assume. so, 34 years old?

Posted by max solomon | September 22, 2008 12:36 PM

@3 Fixed the broken link. Thanks for catching that!

Posted by Megan Seling | September 22, 2008 12:39 PM

Knowing that the "Bircher" allegation had already been decisively discredited, I was moved to check out the "Citizens United for Israel" allegation. It's worse than apocryphal.

The rally in question turns out to be the annual rally at the UN, sponsored by a broad coalition of major Jewish organizations (not organized by CUFI), focused on rhetorical fist-shaking at Iran in conjunction with Ahmadinejad's visit (not end-time conversions) ... and Palin's appearance was cancelled five days ago (preceding the church bulletin that inspired this chain of garbled alerts).

As long as you're doing guilt by association, there are much shorter and more durable chains of association between Palin and CUFI's Rev. Hagee.

Posted by RonK, Seattle | September 22, 2008 12:40 PM

If you weren't such a crap reporter you would have checked the facts on this one.

Anyway why don't you just shut up about McCain and Palin anyway. We all remember how you treated Obama in the primary. You weren't just against him, you intentionally distorted his record.

Posted by oh ok | September 22, 2008 12:59 PM

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