Sarah Palin apparently hadn’t known that a lot of people in the entertainment industry don’t like her very much before last night, when after she saw The Undefeated, Steve Bannon’s documentary about her, she told the Hollywood Reporter she couldn’t understand why the celebrities who bash her in the movie’s opening montage can’t stand her:
It makes you want to reach out to some of these folks and say, What’s your problem? And what was the problem? And what is the problem? What would make a celebrity, like you saw on screen, so hate someone that they’d seek their destruction, their death, the death of their children? What would make someone be so full of hate and, I guess, a sense of being threatened that they would want to see that person destroyed?
I don’t imagine a national unity and reconciliation tour is going to follow. Sarah Palin is the Tinkerbell of American politics, drinking up the poison meant for Peter Pan to keep our energy away from the actual Republican candidates until later in the game, and she’s found an alternative energy source to hand claps. We could, collectively, let her light go out. People who think insult, or even reasoned argument, are going to dismantle her and her political prospects are entirely missing the point. Weirdly, you’d think folks in Hollywood, where the worst kind of negative attention can get you your own reality show or a sold-out so-called comedy tour, would understand this better than most folks.