In Defense of Sarah Palin

03/01/2011 11:27 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Recently, Sarah Palin made the statement that there are people who want to shut her up but they can't stop her from talking, and she's going to keep talking.

"I will continue to speak out. They are not going to shut me up," she proclaimed to Sean Hannity, adding, "they can't make us sit down and shut up, and if they were ever to succeed in doing that, then our republic would be destroyed."

Count me among those who wildly, enthusiastically supports Sarah Palin's intention to keep talking.

Talk, Sarah, talk!

Because almost every time Ms. Palin talks, she says something so utterly bumfuddled that it not only discredits her -- but discredits those who attempt to defend it.

Keep in mind that this is the person who, when talking, described her foreign policy expertise to be Vice President of the United States as, "You can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska." And two weeks later doubled-down and defended that indefensibilty: "As Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where do they go? It's Alaska. It's just right over the border."

And when Ms. Palin was asked what newspapers and magazines she read, she not only couldn't think of one, but answered instead, "All of them!"

And when asked to name her favorite Founding Father couldn't think of one either. And instead answered, "All of them!!"

And when asked what Supreme Court decisions she disagreed with couldn't think of one. And she answered:

"There's, of course -- in the great history of America rulings, there have been rulings, that's never going to be absolute consensus by every American. And there are those issues, again, like Roe v. Wade where I believe are best held on a state level and addressed there. So, you know, going through the history of America, there would be, there would be others but..."

Shut her up? Heavens to Murgatroyd, why would anyone want to shut her up?! Roll out the red carpet. Turn on every microphone for her. Ready for your close-up, Ms. Palin.

Talk, Sarah, talk!

When communist North Korea bombed our long-time historic friends of South Korea, she went on the radio and praised "Our North Korean allies."

When grasping to compare herself to Ronald Reagan, she not only didn't know the name of his famous movie, Bedtime for Bonzo, but referred to America -- not as that "shining city on the hill" that Mr. Reagan called it -- but rather, unReagenesquely, as being on "the road to ruin," making her even more depressing than Jimmy Carter in his famous "America is in a malaise" speech.

Talk, Sarah, talk! Please. Keep talking.

And talk she does. After getting criticized for her website's cross-hair targets on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) when the congresswoman was shot, she not only didn't say, "Sorry," but inexplicably chose instead to make an attack response. On the very same day as a national memorial service for the lives lost. Comparing herself to historic martyred victims of Jewish "blood libel." And later, doubled-down (again) and defended even this universally-criticized insult.

Sarah Palin likes doubling down. She apparently operates on the principle that two wrongs do make a right.

Talk, Sarah, talk!

And oh, how she loves talking about President Barack Obama. It doesn't even matter if there's nothing to actually criticize, Ms. Palin has a Pavlovian need where she Must Say Something Critical about Barack Obama, or seemingly she'll implode. How else can you explain her and Death Panels? Still.

When the WikiLeaks stories were released, it was Barack Obama she criticized, inexplicably writing: "I recently won in court to stop my book 'America by Heart' from being leaked, but US Govt can't stop Wikileaks' treasonous act?" -- unable to grasp the concept that her book actually did, in fact, get leaked - and only later got pulled...exactly the same as WikiLeaks. Although it was nice that she got a plug in for her book.

She criticized Mr. Obama for missing Egypt's revolution -- something even Egypt missed -- though the president got high marks even from Republicans leaders John Boehner and Mitch McConnell. ("I don't have any criticism of President Obama or Secretary Clinton at this point," Sen. McConnell said.) Ms. Palin's sniping no doubt stemmed from her expertise in world politics, being able to see Russia from Alaska and all.

In her need to talk, Sarah Palin has even felt compelled to take on the president's wife. Over trying to get obese people to lose weight! Even over breast feeding! This latter is made all the more comically desperate given that Ms. Obama has taken the exact same position Sarah Palin did previously.

How hilarious has Sarah Palin's insistence on talking gotten? Last week, she actually admitted publicly to having her 20-year-old daughter do a Google search on economics for her in preparation for an interview. Just the skill level you hope to have from someone preparing to be president. No word on whether she wrote the Google info on her hand.

And on and on she goes. Only this past week, she chastised middle-class laborers in Wisconsin that "everyone must be willing to sacrifice," scolding them for demanding that "taxpayers foot the bill" for their benefit -- while news stories reported that her own TV series is getting a government subsidy from a $1.2 million tax credit!

Why in the world would anyone want to shut Sarah Palin up?! (Okay, unless you were one of her political advisors.) Having Sarah Palin talk -- and talk and talk -- is a Godsend.

Talk, Sarah, Talk.

And while there is little doubt that her acolyte followers are sure that the Real America loves all her words -- alas, reality shows otherwise. A CNN/Opinion Research Poll in January showed Sarah Palin with a 56% unfavorability, her lowest ever, dropping seven points the more she talks.

Most people know all too well who Sarah Palin is. And every time she opens her mouth, she only confirms even more what an empty human shell game she is.

Talk, Sarah, Talk. Please. And thank you.


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