Thursday, December 10, 2009

Wiz Bang Diz Bang

I know that I'll be raising the hackles of certain readers (and perhaps they shouldn't be so certain, anyway!) by saying this about Sarah Palin, but she really ought to get over herself in a big hurry.

First came the news that either Sarah, or whoever wrote her book for her, attributed a quote from the book to the wrong individual. This to me is even funnier than when people confuse Jerry
Lewis with Jerry Lee Lewis or Congressman Jerry Lewis, (R., Ca.)

Can you just imagine being Congressman Jerry Lewis (R., Ca)? Could you ever overcome the temptation to speak in the hallowed halls of Congress in the persona of Buddy

Anyway - this is what is really funny - let's say you plunked down 25 clams to buy Sarah's book.

Now let's say you believe she would be capable of governing our nation.

And finally, let's say you start reading the book, ignoring the 127 more enlightening sources within easy reach. Let's say you turn to chapter 3 and read this quote:

"Our land is everything to us. . . . I will tell you one of the things we remember on our land. We remember our grandfathers paid for it -- with their lives."

Sarah, the Wizardess of Wasilla, attributes this quote to John Wooden, the longtime UCLA basketball coach known as The Wizard Of Westwood. But let's also say that you're real smart and also read the Huffington Post, where Geoffrey Dunn reports that the quote was originally spoken by John Wooden Legs, a Native American activist. He was talking about the Cheyennes losing to Custer:

"Our land is everything to us. It is the only place in the world where Cheyennes talk the Cheyenne language to each other. It is the only place where Cheyennes remember the same things together. I will tell you one of the things we remember on our land. We remember our grandfathers paid for it -- with their life. My people and the Sioux defeated General Custer at the Little Bighorn."

But I'm just glad that Sarah and/or whoever wrote this book for her didn't confuse the Wizard of Westwood with the Wizards of Waverly Place. Boy, That would have been, dumb, ya know?

And also, her staff accidentally released their rules for a Sarah appearance at the Mall of America. Two of the rules were: no foreign-speaking press was allowed, and Sarah was to be called 'governor' even though she quit that job.

Sarah! Sarah! Sarah! Leggo your ego!

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