Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Sarah Palin's Sound and Fury

Michael Joseph Gross wrote a new article for Vanity Fair about Sarah Palin, "Sarah Palin the Sound and the Fury;" it was illustrated by Edward Sorel.

Even as Sarah Palin’s public voice grows louder, she has become increasingly secretive, walling herself off from old friends and associates, and attempting to enforce silence from those around her. Following the former Alaska governor’s road show, the author delves into the surreal new world Palin now inhabits—a place of fear, anger, and illusion, which has swallowed up the engaging, small-town hockey mom and her family—and the sadness she has left in her wake.

... This spring and summer I traveled to Alaska and followed Palin’s road show through four midwestern states, speaking with whomever I could induce to talk under whatever conditions of anonymity they imposed—political strategists, longtime Palin friends and political associates, hotel staff, shopkeepers and hairstylists, and high-school friends of the Palin children. There’s a long and detailed version of what they had to say, but there’s also a short and simple one: anywhere you peel back the skin of Sarah Palin’s life, a sad and moldering strangeness lies beneath. ...


Anonymous said...

I especially like the parts that have just been contradicted by Meghan Meghan's book as well as private family pictures that depicts a happy family - family that Bristol defends on her facebook page. Liberal losers!

Joie Vouet said...

SEYTON: The queen, my lord, is dead.

MACBETH: She should have died hereafter;
There would have been a time for such a word.
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
To the last syllable of recorded time,
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.

Shakespeare's Macbeth. Act 5, Scene 5.

Joie Vouet said...

Aren't articles about Sarah Palin as mercurial as her moods? All of them, taken as a whole?


This is a lot of old wine in a new bottle, but the author has articulated something that others have never been able to do.


Cheer up, 5:23 AM. The show must go on.

snowbilly said...

The NY Daily News: "Game Change," the 2008 deconstruction, says the stress of vaulting onto the national stage caused Palin to have wild mood swings.

"One minute, Palin would be her perky self; the next she would fall into a strange blue funk," the authors write.

The morning of her ill-fated CBS interview with Katie Couric, Palin - "her eyes glassy and dead" - was unresponsive to attempts to prep her as she was being made up.

"As they were about to set off to meet Couric, Palin announced 'I hate this makeup' - smearing it off her face, messing up her hair, complaining she looked fat," the book relates.

Palin went on to give answers to Couric that were so incoherent the interview permanently damaged her.

Joie Vouet said...

I'm not so sure the campaign caused her temper problem. Read what Todd, someone who knew her before 2008, had to say when asked about another outburst during the campaign:

During the campaign, Palin lashed out at the slightest provocation, sometimes screaming at staff members and throwing objects. Witnessing such behavior, one aide asked Todd Palin if it was typical of his wife. He answered, “You just got to let her go through it… Half the stuff that comes out of her mouth she doesn’t even mean.”

nswfm said...

The make up and clothes the RNC paid for were the only things to like about her!

Moldering strangeness. What a great description.

Anonymous said...

Shannyn Moore smokes! Is that her Subaru Sarah was referring to when she said, “….that bumper sticker that maybe you’ll see on the next Subaru drivin’ by, an Obama bumper sticker, you should stop the driver and say, ‘So how is that hopey changey think workin’ out for ya?’”

Its on youtube, at the 2:58 mark ...

Joie Vouet said...

Thanks, 8:36 AM. Here's a clickable link to Sarah wants her peeps to pull over Subarus video.

Is this one of the things, as Todd said, came out of her mouth and she didn't mean?

Joie Vouet said...

Gryphen has posted "Vanity Fair article absolutely eviscerates Sarah Palin. Is THIS where I get to say I told you so?"

Joie Vouet said...

nswfm, Yes, she did look much better during the campaign. She seems to be careless about her appearance when she's on her own, so all of the fussing over her appearance may have culminated in the meltdown the morning of the Katie Couric interview.

The author of the Vanity Fair article has posted another: Sarah Palin's Shopping Spree: Yes, There's More...

Anonymous said...

“As soon as she enters her property and the door closes, even the insects in that house cringe. She has a horrible temper, but she has gotten away with it because she is a pretty woman.”

Anonymous said...

"“You’re just putting on a show. You’re so fake,” one of the children said when Palin made a point of praying in front of other people. “This is not who you are. Why are you pretending to be something you’re not?”

out of the mouths of babes, er babies.
bless the little children.

oh yeh, and perhaps a MEXICAN working for them???
wonder if she got one from brewer.


nswfm said...

Anonymous said...

“As soon as she enters her property and the door closes, even the insects in that house cringe. She has a horrible temper, but she has gotten away with it because she is a pretty woman.”
September 1, 2010 10:30 AM
That's because the bugs don't care about what she looks like.

BTW, I didn't say I thought *she* was pretty, I thought the "cloths," as the genius Todd writes, were pretty. The stage make up covered the evil insect that she is, but some of us could see through it on 8/29/08.

That AM, I was having breakfast at my parents' house after an AM appointment. Mom couldn't stand her before she saw her--from her voice alone--and Dad could tell she was cross-eyed and trying to hide it. They are both registered as Rs. I knew she was full of shit before she said one complete paragraph in Ohio. And we all knew McCain was a horndog.

Joie Vouet said...

LoLz. Patrick Palingates has issued a challenge: "Where has our reporting been factually incorrect? Please don't hold back. ;-)"

That came in a post about Vanity Fair's article, which included a digressive rant about c4p for some unknown reason. It's a challenge to palinbots, but they wouldn't be interested in doing that, so I may take up the challenge (I am not a palinbot). I recall one, possibly two, factually inaccurate palingates posts (unless they've been corrected) and may post about them, but may not. I don't have time to do it now.

I don't believe Patrick is a German attorney. To paraphrase Rex Butler -- who is an attorney -- "We don't know for a fact that Patrick is a German attorney." ;-)

Patrick may have an unusual idea of what a "fact" is, too. I'm sure he does, so the matter may not be worth pursuing.

Joie Vouet said...

BanditBasheert of palingates:

"Yeah agree. Shannyn is giving the impression that she's petty about someone else doing the same thing she says she's trying to accomplish. There is plenty of room for ALL AK bloggers.

As long as Palingates doesn't report anything that is a rumor, I'm happy with it. We stand on what we report - and we back it up. VF article: if it discourages ANYONE from being a Palinista, what's the debate?

Jealousy and pettiness should be put aside - sour grapes look exactly like rotten fruit."

This from someone who often screeches about a mental disorder he/she assumes Sarah Palin has, but probably isn't a doctor and is behaving unethically if he/she is.