Monday, November 16, 2009

**Updated** Sarah Palin on Oprah and Megalomania

I don't know what it is about Republican women, but they irk me.

To me being a woman who is a fervent Republican, (distinct from having conservative tendencies like lower taxes or smaller government to a point) is like walking around COMPLETELY devoid of any sense.

You are a member of a political party where you are not seen as an equal and it's not a matter of personal opinions of certain individuals, it's the public policy positions which basically put you in the position of a second class citizen.

They might as well all walk a few feet behind their male counterparts through the halls of Congress.

The worst part is that they are not even smart people who appear to have an intimate relationship with books (well at least Sarah Palin, Carrie Prejean, Michele Bachman, Liz Cheney, Virginia Foxx, Michelle Malkin just to name a few).

So they insult my intelligence when they promote a party which does not value them as equals and try to court me as a female voter because they figure I am stupid enough to vote for anyone in a skirt. Thanks but no thanks!

They also tend to be people who have extremely high opinions of themselves and base this opinion on very little by way of substantive factual information.

For example, it is my honest opinion that someone like Sarah Palin suffers from MEGALOMANIA.

Via the always reliable Wikipedia:

Megalomania is a historical term for behavior characterized by an obsession or preoccupation with wealth, power, genius, or omnipotence - often generally termed as delusions of grandeur or grandiose delusions. Megalomania denotes an obsession with having and/or obtaining, grandiosity and extravagance (especially in the form of great fame and popularity, material wealth, social influence or political power, or more than one or even all of the aforesaid). It may be a symptom of manic or paranoid disorders.

I want to let that last part marinate a bit.

Doesn't the above describe the former beauty queen/former sports anchor on the local news/former half term governor/hockey mom/fictional memoir non-writer from Wasilla, Alaska to a tee?!

Oh and if you happen to live under a rock, you might not have already heard that Mrs. Palin has a fictional memoir coming out.

Two things about that:

1) She didn't write it AND gives no credit to the person who did anywhere on the book cover.
2) It's all lies (or at least most of what has been leaked so far is lies with ACTUAL EMAIL PROOF to show that she just made stuff up).

Over the weekend, my favorite conservative blogger Andrew Sullivan took her to task, yet again, as he has been carefully documenting her propensity to simply MAKE THINGS UP. The background here is that Sullivan's blog is supposedly on her "hit list" and among the people she criticizes in her fiction novel. She's an idiot.

Sully's challenge to Palin:

An Open Dish Challenge To Palin

Well, she has now thrown down a gauntlet that the Dish will be very eager to take up in the next few days.

Yesterday the AP ran a story describing some of the contents of the book, and arguing that many assertions in it are, like so much of what Palin has said, empirically untrue. And they provided some evidence from the real world to prove that.

This morning, Palin wrote the following in response:

"They're now erroneously reporting on the book's contents... "

The Dish did not include the AP story in our constantly expanding odd lies series because we don't have the book yet and would need it to see context, text, etc. in order to assess the AP's claims. But here we have a clear empirical assertion by Palin that we can subsequently check.

Did the AP erroneously report on the book's contents, as Palin claims?

Did they "make things up"? Well, we will soon find out.

And by the way, governor Palin, since you clearly read this blog: which of the 32 lies we have already documented can you rebut? We'd be delighted to give you a platform to clear up any factual inaccuracies or misunderstandings that we might have unwittingly published by merely relying on the public record. Presumably, you have more facts at your disposal that could disprove these odd untruths. Any time you want to make your case, we will happily publish your response in full with no edits so you can explain the vast discrepancy between observed reality and your version of it.

Or is this offer libelous as well?

Oh and BTW, I'm not just saying that her book is fiction, it's

I wish someone could put me on a teevee so I could say exactly what the conservative New York Times columnist, David Brooks said yesterday, Sarah Palin is a joke.

Amen to that!

Updated: Palin on Oprah clips

My favorite description of this interview from the Palin on Oprah twitter feed is:

RT @harryallen: @ToureX Yeah...Palin talks like she's reading the words off of a crumpled sheet of paper in her brain.

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