Twice in one month. Yep, twice in one month I’ve had the honor of bestowing the MisfitWisdom “Flying Fickle Finger Feather”award. This has never happened before. I’m simply overwhelmed.
Now, before I reveal this month’s honored recipient, I must caution all of you that it deals with an American institution. Sarah Palin. Because I personally believe that she belongs in an institution. My own opinion obviously based on various factors such as her famous “death panels” comments, her revision of history when it came to recalling Paul Revere’s famous ride at which time, according to Palin, he warned the British that the British were coming.
Um….wait….I think Revere told the British not to screw with us because he was going to ride all over the New Hampshire countryside and warn everybody that the British were coming and they’d better stock up on refreshments. Something like that anyhow.
In a letter to the editor in the “Providence Journal” 8/28/11, (Providence R.I. for you people who have never heard of Providence or Rhode Island) Ms. Dolores Jordon comes to the defense of Sarah Palin and her family with regard to the issue of Bristol and Track (Palin) having children before marriage. The title at the top of the letter to the editor read, “Fertile Palins Not On Welfare.”
My first thought, why would they be when Bristol is out doing tours on the pitfalls of having a child out-of-wedlock while racking in gazillions of dollars for telling other kids not to have children out-of-wedlock then scooting off to do shows on TV like “Dancing With Unmarried Mothers” and then off to see her publisher to discus her new book.
Delores says, “Why are people so preoccupied with the Palins? They are a family that has attracted national attention for the past three years but other than that, they are a “family” with their “ups-and-downs” – the same as other families all over the world. That should be the end of the story.”
Well Delores, it would have been the end of the story had not Bristol exploited her pregnancy and then the Palin family give us a double whammy, or pregnancy, with yet still another family member getting pregnant before they got married. DUH!
Another part of Delores’ logic: “Sad to say, but pregnancies out of marriage happen in many families, including the best of families.”
Yes, that’s absolutely true Delores…..but how many families do ya know that are out on the tour circuit making gazillions of dollars. Not many I suspect. And I’ll bet ya a lot of those kids having babies are on (gasp) welfare.
Another quote: “I’m absolutely sure the Palin babies will be well supported by the known fathers.”
Oh yeah….like Levi Johnston, Bristol’s boyfriend. Um, wasn’t he trying to capitalize on her fame by attempting to run for mayor or something? Nah!
And her final quote which is sooooo deep and supportive of the Palins it just tugged at my ol heartstrings:
“From what I have observed on television, (ah yes, television, where everything is factual and true and balanced…or is it unbalanced) the Palins are not without money. (geez…I wonder why) They have a beautiful home; I don’t believe they are about to join the welfare lines.”
Folks. Am I missing something here? Were the Palins multi millionaires before Sarah ran with McCain on the 2008 Presidential ticket? Was Bristol a multi millionaire before she got knocked up and appeared on Dancing With The Mommies, went on tours and wrote a book? Was this just an ordinary run of the mill struggling Alaskan family surviving on whale meat?
Help me out here! Am I missing something?
WAIT!!!! I am missing something. A lobotomy. Because that’s what it’s going to take to make me realize that I’ve been all wrong about the Palins. They’re, as Delores sez, “just another family with their ups-and downs.”
Yep…..”ups-and-downs” in the sack…..like all the rest of us.
Except that we can’t capitalize on it.
Congratulations Delores Jordan….you’re the winner of this month’s MisfitWisdom “Flying Fickle Finger Feather” award. Display it with honor.
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