Sarah Palin has fantasy intellectual debate with Elizabeth Warren, it does not go well
In what can only be described as the rhetorical equivalent of a 9-year-old practicing her Oscar acceptance speech in the bathroom mirror, Sarah Palin took to her fancy new $9.95 a month internet tee-vee channel this weekend to have an intellectual debate with a video of an Elizabeth Warren speech on the 11 Progressive Values from the Netroots conference earlier this month. To her credit, she did not speak into a hairbrush, nor did she use a bottle of conditioner as a prop at any time.
Palin spews a thrilling variety of disjointed, incoherent word salad, all the while maintaining the smug air of a PTA mom telling you which kind of brownies you are allowed to bring to the Father-Daughter dance this year, while swilling gin from an Evian bottle.
The highlight of this is, without question, when she “challenges” Warren’s assertion that people who work 40 hours a week should not be in poverty, and that we all need to stand with fast food workers fighting for higher wages.
Transcript via The New Civil Rights Movement:
“We believe”? Wait, I thought fast food joints, hurh. Don’t you guys think that they’re like of the Devil or somethin’ I was. Liberals, you want to send those evil employees who would dare work at a fast food joint then ya just don’t believe in, thought you wanted to, I dunno, send them to Purgatory or somethin’ so they all go VEGAN and, uh, wages and picket lines I dunno they’re not often discussed in Purgatory, are they? I dunno why are you even worried about fast food wages because dha.”
Now, it is important to note that no one set Palin up for a debate with former Harvard professor Elizabeth Warren, and that these were not questions posed to her by some cruel agent of the liberal media trying to make her sound stupid. She did this all on her own.
The rest of the “debate” is equally incoherent, and is made somewhat depressing when you realize, with a heavy heart, that it is entirely possible that Palin makes sense to more people than Elizabeth Warren does. However, the more Palin talks, the more absurd she sounds, so the best thing we can do is to let her keep on going.