Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Hitch on Palin

Christopher Hitchens has a deliciously prosaic post at Slate on the gloriously stupid Sarah Palin, and how it is that she manages to continue being insinuated into "polite circles", despite being such a political fraud:

What price the courageous frontier huntress now—an empty-headed echo chamber for rumor-mongers and freaks who shoots from ambush and then runs away? Some condescending right-wing intellectuals are calling her style "populist" and comparing it with Andrew Jackson and William Jennings Bryan. The true name for it is demagogy, descending from Joseph McCarthy, Robert Welch, and the nastier elements of the old Nixon gang—people to whom slander and defamation was second nature.

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