Poisoning the well

Posted: 9 September 2009 in media, obamanation, politics, republicans

Sarah Palin, that nagging cold sore that simply will not be put down by your meager lysine balm, is back with more death panel nonsense:

the fact remains that the Democrats’ proposals would still empower unelected bureaucrats to make decisions affecting life or death health-care matters. Such government overreaching is what we’ve come to expect from this administration

Well, let’s just chuck a whole gallon of cyanide down that well, shall we?  You know, the same cyanide that Hitler fed his dog?  This statement is correct, of course, if you ignore the accepted definitions of the terms “fact,” “remains,” “empower,” “decisions,” “affecting,” “life,” “death,” “health-care,” “matters,” “government,” “overreaching,” “expect,”  and “administration.”  But other than that, sure.  Right on the money.  Let’s look at that with the misused words taken out:

the that the Democrats’ proposals would still unelected bureaucrats to make or. Such is what we’ve come to from this.

This, of course, is less intelligible than

which, of course, makes more sense with one word than Sarah Palin has mustered in the collective of her remarks over the past 378 days.  She has, however, been consistent in one regard:  she can’t open her mouth without poisoning the well.  Nearly every statement that has come from her has been more falsehood than truth*, more divisive than helpful, and universally partisan in the most unhelpful of ways, not only to the debate as a whole but even to her own position.

The fact that the Wall Street Journal is providing space for her to attempt to string words together is ludicrous.  What exactly is the standard here?  I think this begs the question “whose 1,000 word verbal gonorrhea will they not print?”

* which is in itself telling, considering the best lies are those that are mostly truth.  She can’t even get that right.

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