Tuesday, 12 January 2010
The recent revelations about Sarah Palin in the book "Game Change" have left me giddy and completely unbothered by her recent appointment as Fox News' newest pinhead. Let's face it, even McCain's own campaign had doubts that someone as vapid and crazy ("It was God's plan...") as Caribou Barbie should ever hold the highest office in the land and even hatched a plan to give her a mostly ceremonial role should they win. So keep prattling on Sarah...and show us all how dangerous, delusional and doltish you really are! To wit:"John McCain's selection of Sarah Palin may have been a bold stroke that narrowed what would otherwise have been a blowout defeat. But it was also, as the authors depict it, an act of extreme recklessness, a seat-of-the-pants improvisation that allowed for almost no serious vetting of someone who knew diddly-squat about the world we live in and who would have been a heartbeat from the presidency.
"In the days leading up to an interview with ABC News' Charlie Gibson, aides were worried with Ms. Palin's grasp of facts. She couldn't explain why North and South Korea were separate nations and she did not know what the Federal Reserve did. She also said she believed Saddam Hussein attacked the United States on Sept. 11, 2001."
Where'd they find her? Well, on the Internet, as it happens. "McCain's campaign manager, Rick Davis, spotted Sarah Palin while searching the Internet for possible female vice presidential candidates." More from CBS News:
"Her foreign policy tutors are literally taking her through, 'This is World War I, this is World War II, this is the Korean War. This is the how the Cold War worked.' Steve Schmidt had gone to them and said, 'She knows nothing,'" Heilemann told Cooper. "A week later, after the convention was over, she still didn't really understand why there was a North Korea and a South Korea. She was still regularly saying that Saddam Hussein had been behind 9/11. And, literally, the next day her son was about to ship off to Iraq. And when they asked her who her son was going to fight, she couldn't explain that."""A debacle of historic and epic proportions"Now, speaking of doltish, American Idol begins tonight, LOL. As I did last year and the year before, I will continue to post photos when I see these new faux celebrities about town or attend tapings. (They're staying at a hotel close to me now, but aside from Todrick Hall and JB Ahfua (frontrunners for my money), I don't have a lot of information yet.) It should be interesting to see how Ellen works out, and since this is Simon's last season, we'll probably be talking about the X-Factor this time next year. Say what you will about Idol but at its best, the show extols the American Dream. At its worst, it brings out the schadenfruede in all of us.
Each year I think it might be the end of the show's popularity, and each year brings a new Sanjaya, Danny Noriega, Jason Castro or Adam Lambert. Anyway, I'm sure I'll be attending a show or two this year, and will run in to these wannabe celebrities all over town. So stay tuned if you're so inclined. Hit it Ryan:
Finally, a week of spectacular weather and sunsets, was capped off at the Getty Museum over the weekend, where Ryan, Lorenzo, Adam and I enjoyed a sunset for the ages after coming out of the Rembrandt exhibit. Take a look at the photos and video: