Friday, January 28, 2011

Spudnuts - WTF?

As many of you may know, Sarah Palin recently had a chat with Greta Van Susteren and critiqued President Obama's State of the Union address. Palin's appearance on Van Susteren's show was a big hit at The Washington Post. From Alexandra Petri's "WTF Moments with Palin on the 'Race to Space,' Sputnik, and Spudnut:"
Dear Sarah Palin,

Based on your comments to Greta van Susteren on Fox News last night about the State of the Union address, I think there has been a slight misunderstanding. Or, possibly, several large misunderstandings.

I liked your coinage of "WTF moments" from President Obama's phrase, "winning the future."

I also enjoyed your analysis that:

That was another one of those WTF moments, when he so often repeated this Sputnik moment that he would aspire Americans to celebrate. And he needs to remember that what happened back then with the former communist USSR and their victory in that race to space, yes, they won, but they also incurred so much debt at the time that it resulted in the inevitable collapse of the Soviet Union.

It's not that I agree with the sentiments you are expressing, but I like the way you say it. It's like a tonal poem. It sounds like the classic Beatles song "Dig a Pony," with people aspiring other people to celebrate things in a strange, contorted syntax. ...

Stephen Stromberg's "Sarah Palin's weird 'Sputnik' story" is another take.

But the prize may belong to Ann Telnaes for her animated cartoon, "Sarah Palin explains the history of Soviet Space program." It has audio, too, from Palin's chat with Van Susteren. The cartoon doesn't seem to be embeddable, so you'll have to click the link to see and hear it. It's worthwhile; perhaps Telnaes' cartoon is the future of political cartoons.

At any rate, it's apparent that Palin is getting more presidential by the day, no?

A Fox Video and a transcript of Palin's conversation with Van Susteren is here.

3 comments:

0>w/hole>1 said...

I thought that this item from a Dish reader:
http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2011/01/palins-wtf-moment-ctd.html

if true, was the best thing to come out of the whole Spudnuts thing.

I wrote to the Richland Spudnuts to see if they shipped, like Tastykakes does, but, alas, no response as yet.

Gles said...

I want to say that any person say over 60 knows Sarah is confused....very confused.

I can only hope she lost a few elderly fans or at least the light is dawning on them that Sarah is an airhead!

Jesse Cornish is a An Impotent Weirdo said...

I must say, I'm more than a little taken aback by your benevolent decision to avoid the fray generated by the editorial shakeup at your favorite punching bag.

How does adulthood feel? Here's hoping you elect to stay awhile.