Tuesday, May 11, 2010

She’s Worse Than Bad, She’s Boring

What’s the only thing in American politics more boring than Elena Kagan’s upcoming Senate confirmation hearings? Sarah Palin, who, like herpes, just doesn’t go away:

(Newser) – Sarah Palin was on the O’Reilly Factor last night talking about the National Day of Prayer, but she went a bit further than her usual party line of calling America a Christian nation. “I think we should keep this clean, keep it simple, go back to what our founders and our founding documents meant,” she said. “They’re quite clear that we would create law based on the God of the Bible and the 10 commandments, it’s pretty simple.”

What would she say to non-believers who were brought up in a different culture, O’Reilly wondered. “Yay, welcome to America, where we are tolerant and you have a freedom to express whatever faith, you can participate peacefully in whatever religion that you choose, that’s what America is all about,” she said, but added that our courts should respect “what the Judeo-Christian beliefs are, too. It’s mutual tolerance.”

Yay, welcome to America, where you also have the freedom to go on TV and express whatever nonsense you want, no matter how demonstrably false it is. As long you bring in $$$$$ it goes uncontested. She forgot to mention that Thomas Jefferson believed the Earth was flat and that Alexander Hamilton handled snakes and spoke in tongues. Maybe next time.

It’s not even fun making fun of her anymore. Her fifteen minutes are long past. Her flash is out of the pan. It’s time for the American polity to concentrate on more weighty matters, like whether or not Elena Kagan is a closet lesbian.

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