Friday, November 20, 2009

Sarah Palin: Newsweak

The irony of the Quitter whining about the cover shot of the new issue of Newsweek is really just too damn funny. The howls of righteous indignation that were unleashed over Palin's "sexist" and "inappropriate" portrayal all completely overlooked what should be an obvious, uh, red flag for any true patriot. If history is any indication of a politician's habitual hypocrisy it'll get blamed on the editors of Newsweek. Seems it's always either someone else's fault or someone else's responsibility. *Update: sure enough, the fan-base keeps conveniently overlooking the obvious;

"The whole purpose of picking the photo was to demean, degrade and to sexually objectify Governor Sarah Palin."
But hey, manufacturing controversy and faux outrage is the gift that keeps on giving, at least for Alaskan editorial cartoonists. And eventually they'll catch on to her present proper title, that being Former Governor of Alaska.

Standards of Respect in flag etiquette include:

• The flag should not be used as "wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery"or for covering a speaker's desk, draping a platform, or for any decoration in general (exception for coffins). Bunting of blue, white and red stripes is available for these purposes.
• The flag should never be drawn back or bunched up in any way.

• The flag should never touch anything beneath it.

• The flag should always be permitted to fall freely
Etc. etc. At least there's still no inconvenient law against flag desecration and no enforceable penalty for showing such disrespect. Darn that free speech thing.
"Rhetoric does not get you anywhere, because Hitler and Mussolini are just as good at rhetoric. But if you can bring these people down with comedy, they stand no chance." - Mel Brooks

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