The Cruelest Thing You Can Do…

…to Sarah Palin is to quote her accurately and in-context. She was asked this question:

 “What are we hearing from the Tea Party in terms of an absolute, realistic plan that can be an alternative to Obamacare?”

Her response was vintage Palin:

“The plan is to allow those things that had been proposed over many years to reform a health-care system in America that certainly does need more help so that there’s more competition, there’s less tort reform threat, there’s less trajectory of the cost increases, and those plans have been proposed over and over again. And what thwarts those plans? It’s the far left. It’s President Obama and his supporters who will not allow the Republicans to usher in free market, patient-centered, doctor-patient relationship links to reform health care.”


It’s like she has some sort of buzz-word glossolalia: She’s just spewing out hot-button words in an apparently random order and hoping that they’ll constitute some sort of cogent response. Her response isn’t a plan; it isn’t even a sentence. It’s a meaningless hash that mimics the form of verbal communication.

I speculated earlier that our leaders may just be playing dumb to appeal to their demographic base. The very existence of Sarah Palin on the national stage stands as an exquisitely elegant counter-argument. No matter how carefully I pose my theory, I cannot imagine a way around Sarah Palin. She is, in my estimation, the real deal.


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