Thursday, June 11, 2009

If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen

Sarah, Sarah, Sarah... storms are brewing in your eyes.
That's a lyric from an old song by Starship, but it currently holds true for Sarah Palin in light of the jokes made by David Letterman recently.
During his Top ten list, Letterman poked fun at Palin's cosmetics practices with the word "slutty" involved in his schtick.
When seeing this and knowing who said it, I thought...Oh boy! Here we go, the righties will be all over this one.
Lighten up people.
Would Palin rather have Letterman call her a MILF? Probably not, I'm guessing. Anyone who has seen the movie "American Pie" knows that would have been far worse.
There's an old saying, "If you can't take the heat, then get out of the kitchen". I think Palin should heed that advice. Politicians are going to get skewered by the media, comedians, etc. on a continuing basis.
It seems that certain people can dish it out, but they can't take it.
Bullies, which is an accurate way to describe many right-wing pundits, tend to be very thin skinned. Palin seems to fit right in regarding this description.
Remember last fall on the campaign trail?
Palin was railing on then Presidential candidate Barack Obama and there were numerous people shouting obscenities, racial slurs, even shouts of "kill him" when Obama's name was mentioned was heard at times. There were also people with little toy stuffed animal monkeys that had Obama's name attached to them at these rallies.
Pathetic.
This is all mild compared to what has happened recently with the wave of violence by twisted, sick minded right-wing extremists.
This sort of thing needs to be stopped immediately before someone else is murdered.
What's next, some wacko coming after Letterman or Wanda Sykes after her recent roasting of Rush Limbaugh?
People watch comedians such as Letterman to "escape" the everyday grind. Comedy relief is what they call it.
Again, lighten up people.
We, as American citizens, cannot put up with this kind of behavior. If it is tolerated, it will simply lead to more violence.
Point is to not take yourself so serious. That goes for any of us. Especially people who step onto the stage of national politics.
So, again Sarah Palin, if you cannot take the heat, then get out of the kitchen.
Enough said.

4 comments:

  1. Jim,
    I agree with you but I don't think anyone on the right will ever see things differently. Just the fact that they hold Sarah as their Esteemed Goddess, Savior of the GOP shows how little they know. In reality she still is a hillbilly from Wasilla.

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  2. Thanks for the comment... you are right unfortunately, because they are blind followers as the big guy (Rush Limbaugh) proves just that. He was blaming the left-wing for the Holocaust Museum shootings that killed that poor security guard on Wednesday.

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  3. Letterman and Palin are both idiots. Letterman has an ego problem. Palin is just... well... Palin.

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  4. Jim, as much as I admire Dave I have to say he stepped into it a bit. My guess is he didn't realize which daughter was at the Yankee game and just assumed it was the older teen, the one who's been so much in the news lately. He should just apologize and move on. As a father I can think of no time when it's appropriate to make these sorts of jokes at the expense of children. Think of the storm that would follow if one of the neocon darlings made sexual references about Sasha or Malia Obama. And let's never forget how The Fat Man From Cape Girardeau used to make fun of a teen-aged Chelsea Clinton, at one point insinuating she was the White House dog.

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