“This most exceptional country in the nation…” [UPDATED]

This is what happens when Palin is forced to elaborate on a bumper sticker slogan: A tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing…

The speech was delivered, appropriately, from the Oil Palace in Texas. The sound values are too crappy to make out the audience’s reaction to having this load of nonsense dumped onto their heads. But since it was a paying gig, we can safely surmise they clapped like trained seals.

[H/T: Bob Cesca]

UPDATE: Two seconds of truth slip out!

[H/T: Kevin K]

Posted by Betty Cracker on 06/28/10 at 06:46 AM • Permalink

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Look! Over there! Sarah Palin walked into a Denny’s! And she’s headed toward the word salad bar!

Well, I was going to post something about Robert Bryd and Strange had it covered.  And I was going to post this video (saw it at Digby’s) and Betty’s got it covered. My job here is done! Yay!

This is spectacularly confused, pointless and self-contradictory. It’s like Sarah loaded all of her boilerplate speech lines into a blender, along with a copy of The Overton Window and a fistful of Bennies.

If she talked that fast to a cop, he’d be shaking her down for a crack pipe.

Would some brave person like to summarize for those of us too chickenshit to get out of the boat?

There’s no way on earth to transcribe it, HTP, but Bob C pulled out a couple of representative quotes:

“Such oversight is in the best industry of our nation and the public and industry.”

“...I think Obama is kind of flirting with also, some government overreach. We are a rule of laws, not a rule of presidential fiats that I think President Obama would rather have sometimes, it seems.”

That’s not nut-picking, either; the whole thing is just about that incoherent and bizarre. I must again quote the truest thing Rod Dreher ever said: Palin makes George W. Bush sound like Cicero.

In this “best of” reel from the event she actually says “Yeah, right, and I’m the idiot” at the 7 minute mark.

I’m going to have to do a vid grab of that for an update, K.

At any point when she’s giving a speech, I fully expect for her head to suddenly topple off, sprout big crab legs, and scurry off the stage. She is from another planet.

What mystifies me is that SO MANY people love her, and I mean they think she’s smart, “one of them” and is actually capable of governing our country. They really do.

I’m just glad that Sarah Palin exists so that she can give context to Tina Fey’s impersonation.

The hilarity to be wrung from a Palin speech is only matched by that which results from the efforts of her supporters and defenders to insist that a given speech was “good” and everyone who doesn’t think so is a big old meany.

I think a lot of her warblegarbling results from having been flashcard-coached on talking points without having actually absorbed them or thought them through for herself. She’s scared of silence (her own), and hence seeks to fill up all the available airspace with—well, air, hot or otherwise.

She doesn’t for a moment pause to listen to what she’s just said, and try to correct it. For instance, this

“Such oversight is in the best industry of our nation and the public and industry.”

is presumably meant to be

“Such oversight is in the best interests of our nation and the public and industry.”

Anyone who’s spoken in public will recognize these sorts of fluffs and semantic jumpings-ahead as pitfalls to try to avoid. The fact she just plows on ahead and doesn’t try to self-correct suggests to me that she doesn’t give a damn what she says—or what the audience is supposed to make of it—beyond the punctuation of tired buzzwords, jibes, and snarling. She could hum the bits in between for all the difference they make:

hmmmm bendy straws hmmmm lamestream media hmmmm Reagan hmmmm common sense hmmmm Obama BAD hmmmm big government BAD hmmmm Drill Baby Drill hmmmm

In each case, it’s a hell of a lot of money for speech organizers to shell out for someone who can’t be bothered to invest in decent preparation.

What mystifies me is that SO MANY people love her, and I mean they think she’s smart, “one of them” and is actually capable of governing our country. They really do.

Donna, those people deserve to be caught up in a huge disaster where they have to rely upon the “commonsense conservatism” of a Palin administration to save them. My guess is they’d die in droves. Which would be fine by me, except that such disasters tend to wipe out smart useful non-hateful folks as well.

I think a lot of her warblegarbling results from having been flashcard-coached on talking points without having actually absorbed them or thought them through for herself. She’s scared of silence (her own), and hence seeks to fill up all the available airspace with—well, air, hot or otherwise.

Bingo. The same sad fate befell Miss Teen South Carolina a few years back. But in Miss Teen South Carolina’s defense, she was a kid. And nobody was suggesting she be entrusted with leading a country embroiled in two wars and in the midst of an economic shitpile.

Thanks Betty C. I salute anyone who can tolerate more than .5 seconds of that crap without horking up last Tuesday’s breakfast.

The fact she just plows on ahead and doesn’t try to self-correct suggests to me that she doesn’t give a damn what she says—or what the audience is supposed to make of it—beyond the punctuation of tired buzzwords, jibes, and snarling.

The Abominable Snowbeastess assumes the rubes -er - audience is grateful that she appeared before them at all and content to bask rays of wonderfulness that shine out of her ass.

I’ve been thinking Palin would make a great villain in a sci-fi novel. The gibberish sounds like the vapid ramblings of someone who lacks two brain cells to rub together. But in reality she’s a powerful entity from another dimension. Over time the harsh shrieking and disjointed assemblage of words turns those who listen too long and too often into mindless zombies who willingly feed her their offspring.

The same sad fate befell Miss Teen South Carolina a few years back.

Perhaps Ms. Palin needs the application of a meat prod? I can think of one keen volunteer for the job.

Little Oily Annie wants strict government oversight that lets the private sector do what it does best—-evade strict government oversight. Also.

Let’s call it Lamespeak!

@Mrs. Polly - it’s Bumperspeak.  Three-word slogans (i.e. Lame Stream Media, Drill Baby, Drill) with word fillers in between.

Is anyone outside FNC and the blogosphere paying her any attention anymore?  Given that she’s not allowing cameras into her events I have to think that most media outlets aren’t all that interested in her anymore.  Or am I completely mistaken?

Okay, I’m an obvious dingbat for not noticing the tv station logo in the corner of the video.  :)

I blame Frank Luntz.

Word salad? Makes no sense? Doesn’t understand what she needs to self-correct? I thought we hated her ‘cause she’s so purty.

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