Sarah Palin turns 46 today, proving beyond a doubt that wisdom doesn’t come with age.
Unless you write your wisdom on your hand.
Palin began celebrating early — on February 6 in Nashville — with a $100,000 gift to herself for speaking at the first Tea Party convention, a for-profit event that charged $549 a head, and $349 just to hear Palin.
She was introduced by Andrew Breitbart, the founder of BigGovernment.com who embodied the group’s cluelessness by describing Palin as “the first person to tell us about the death panel.”
Reportedly, the crowd cheered, probably thinking they’d just shelled out hundreds of bucks to hear Palin debut another original fairytale.
Instead, she delivered a rousing speech utterly devoid of fact but full of witty zingers on Obama, describing him as “a charismatic guy with a teleprompter,” and asking, “How’s that hope-y, change-y stuff workin’ out for ya?”
Palin has claimed her $100K is “going back into the cause,” but characteristically failed to give specifics. I’d bet my treats the “cause” she’s eying is SarahPAC, counting on the Tea Party to draft her as their presidential candidate for 2012.
If you still need convincing of Palin’s innate emptyheadedness, read her recent opinion piece in USA Today. I dare you to find one substantive idea in it. Instead, she says things like…
“We want a government worthy of the fine Americans that it serves.”
What the hell does THAT mean? Which fine Americans? The ones so mentally bankrupt they think forking over $349-549 to listen to vacuous blather is wise spending?
Fortunately, the latest polls show 71% still don’t think Palin is qualified to be president, so she still has a long way to go in fooling all of the people all of the time.
But I think Stephen Colbert described Palin best. And people cheered.