• Sarah Palin's Stirring Speech in Support of Sarah Palin

    Look, people. If there's one thing that gets Sarah Palin's hackles up, it's people criticizing Sarah Palin. Sarah Palin simply will not stand for it! So, obviously, when Sarah Palin discovered recently that a lot of people were implicating Sarah Palin's violent-ish rhetoric and use of cartography symbols as contributing to an atmosphere that led ultimately to the assassination attempt on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords's life, Sarah Palin decided that enough was enough and came to Sarah Palin's defense, delivering this moving speech for the ages…

    These eight minutes seems to be mostly full of boilerplate rhetorical curlicues and overstuffed sentences written specifically to make this defense of herself seem "presidential" in that vague kind of sense that people take the word "presidential" to mean. But there's one part that people seems to be the focus of a lot of attention

    "Especially within hours of a tragedy unfolding, journalists and pundits should not manufacture a blood libel that serves only to incite the very hatred and violence they purport to condemn. That is reprehensible."

    Personally, I don't see what the big deal is. Sure, it's kind of a nerdy reference to drop in the middle of a serious speech like this, but it's not that big a deal. And blood libels are bad news. You gotta kill that shit with fire. Take my word for it. One time, on this one campaign, our whole party walked into this octagonal dungeon room full of mirrors, and all we could see all around us were thousands and thousands of reflections of ourselves. What we didn't realize though, was that there was a blood libel hanging on the ceiling waiting to drop on us, and when it did…

    Wait a minute. That wasn't a blood libel. That was a black pudding.

    So, what the hell is a blood libel?

    Tags: Gabrielle Giffords, Guns, Jared Lee Loughner, Sarah Palin


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