Slick Sarah, the make-believe maverick

[JR: The “Bridge to Nowhere” is at its heart an energy story, since it is a transportation infrastructure story, and the country will have to spend hundreds of billions of dollars redesigning its infrastructure by midcentury to deal with peak oil and global warming.]

VP choice Sarah Palin keeps repeating her lie that she said “thanks but no thanks” to the “Bridge to Nowhere” — even in the face of unusually strong and widespread media debunking and strong visual evidence to the contrary. When Fox News’ Chris Wallace debunks your multiple lies, it’s probably time, at the very least, to work up some new lies.

Either Slick Sarah cynically believes that you can fool all the people all the time, much as Bush and McCain do, or Prevaricatin’ Palin has actually come to believe her own lies, much as Bush and McCain do.

And, of course, Slick Sarah is an old-style lobbyist-hiring pol, who may well be the queen of pork (see “Note to media: Pork queen Palin is an earmark expert, NOT energy expert”). Slick Sarah and her lobbyists lined Alaskan pockets with U.S. taxpayer money to the tune of $4000 per citizen of Wasilla. But McCain “can’t wait to introduce her to Washington.” If she replicates that “success” on a national level as VP, that would be more than $1 trillion in earmarks.


Slick Sarah is all hat and no moose. She’s the make-believe Maverick.

Her obsessive phoniness in the face of the facts, I think, suggests a defining nickname to describe what appears to be a fundamental character flaw. Memorable nicknames usually use one of the memorable rhetorical figures of speech — alliteration, assonance, consonance, rhyming, metaphor, or pun. [Yes, that is a bit redundant: Almost all of the figures of speech were developed 25 centuries ago specifically to aid the memory of both the speaker and the listener.] For instance, “Sarah Barracuda” is metaphor and assonance/consonance combined. Very memorable.

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