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Rahm, Rush, the R-Word…& that Pesky Palin

4 Feb

I get to blog about three buffoons at once! What, is it my birthday?

The media, internet and blogosphere were all abuzz early this week over the Rahm Emauel/Sarah Palin Royal Rumble that wasn’t.

 I think that most anyone with a moral compass will agree that President Obama’s Chief of Staff was wrong and even a bit egregious to use the disparaging term retarded in describing some of his Democratic counterparts last summer, but it is obvious to me (and most people who house even a modicum of common sense) that Governor Moose Burgers is great at posturing and seizing any political opportunity that presents itself in an effort to keep the buzz “all about Sarah.”

Not to be outdone, in lumbers Rush Limbaugh, the most gi-normous political talking head (figuratively and literally, have you seen that five-head?) this side of the Atlantic, chomping at the bit to stick it to Rahm for his offensive and insensitive word choice.  The irony is however, that Rush and Rahm both graduated Valedictorian and Salutatorian respectively from Insensitivity U, so instead of any meaningful reproach and commentary on the faux pas (which, if I’m being honest, Biggums is incapable of delivering anyway), he ends up adopting the term in his vocabulary and precedes to label all his liberal “haters” as such.

On Wednesday’s episode of “The Rush Limbaugh Show,” Limbaugh bypassed the whole “teachable moment” and instead referred to liberal activists as “retards,” and suggested that a “retard summit” was in the works at the White House (in which case, one wonders why he didn’t get an invite, or better yet, isn’t Keynote Speaker…sorry *pops own hand*).

So where is Sarah “Sniffs-Out-Political-Brownie-Points-Like-A-Bloodhound” Palin in all of this? I mean, she called out President Obama to have some “decency” and fire Rahm Emanuel on her Facebook page.  Surely, she wasn’t going to let the boisterous Teletubby use the R-word machine-gun style on live radio and not admonish him too?  No, of course not:

 “Governor Palin believes crude and demeaning name calling at the expense of others is disrespectful.”

Mmm Hmm, that’s it. Crude and demeaning name calling at the expense of others is disrespectful.  No call for Limbaugh to step down. No demands for a pound of flesh. Oh yeah, and the statement was delivered not by Palin herself, but her spokesperson.  Sounds totally different from her impassioned diatribe after Emanuel’s misstep doesn’t it? *Cue violins now*:

“…Just as we’d be appalled if any public figure of Rahm’s stature ever used the “N-word” or other such inappropriate language, Rahm’s slur on all God’s children with cognitive and developmental disabilities – and the people who love them – is unacceptable, and it’s heartbreaking”.

 Is she serious?  I suppose this is the selective and inequitable denouncing method that politicians use when it best serves the objectives of one’s own political party.  This is why I can’t take you seriously, Sarah Palin.  Rouge indeed!  Isn’t there a tundra full of moose that you’d like to be aiming at right now? In other words, please get lost!

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