As Willie Nelson might say I'm on the road again. After a week in Toronto, I'm on my way home to Aylmer. So I've pulled a recent post from my political satire blog to share with you instead today...
She’s at it again. In a display of why she should continue to write words on the palms of her hands, Sarah Palin tweeted this week about the issue of building a mosque within a stone’s throw of New York’s Ground Zero.
The social media maverick tweeted to her followers that Muslims should “refudiate” the initiative.
Now this comes as a shock. When Katie Couric, in the now famous interview during her stint as soccer-mom running mate to John McCain, asked Palin what newspapers and news magazines she read, Palin replied: “All of them.” Uh-huh.
Who knew Palin was a distant relative of Mrs. Malaprop. Then again, she does come from the same political party as George W. “misunderestimate” Bush.
In a subsequent tweet she likened herself to the great bard William Shakespeare.
“Refudiate, misunderestimate, wee-wee’d up. English is a living language. Shakespeare liked to coin new words too. Got to celebrate it”!
Methinks with that comment Shakespeare, who composed many, many plays and verses, would be decomposing in his grave.
But too late. Palin, an author herself, already intends to rewrite some of the master’s literary works.
For example, she intends to write a play about the American press – The Taming of the Gotcha Media
She has some thoughts for a play about her daughter’s on-again, off-again engagement – Love’s Labour’s Lost Levi Found Then Lost.
And a verse about her daughter’s former fiance is planned – King Leer.
A story about her love of hunting Alaskan caribou will be titled The Winter’s Tail.
An account of her run for the presidency, under campaign Queen Julie Buysvotes is set as Julie, Us Seize ‘er.
A play about her predisposition to the drilling industry will be titled Oil’s Well That Ends Well.
And she’ll publish her thoughts on former Republican president Nixon in Richard the Turd.
There’s no word if Palin will pen an account after the 2012 election should she lose. Industry insiders speculate that volume might best be titled The Comedy of Errors.
This post originally appeared at Slings And Arrows in July 2010