Flogging a dead moose

Caribou Barbie courtesy of Mudflats and College OTR.

What is the difference between a dead moose with lipstick on and a dead moose without lipstick? Lipstick. You have to read the whole article – George Saunders is brilliant. If he wasn’t such an Elite I would well, I wouldn’t kiss him because that would be like, gross, and possibly un-Regular. But you get the drift. Read it. Weep. Or not.

Some other quotes:

“At the end of the day, campaigns are campaigns. In the last five days, it always comes down to a knife fight in a telephone booth.” — Democratic consultant Chris Lehane

“Palin’s people said her strategy would be to stay upwind of Biden, flush him into an open area, and then take a go for a clean shot through the lungs. You don’t want to mess up the head — that’s the trophy.” —Jimmy Kimmel

Back to the dead-moose-flogging. Maureen O’Dowd gets in some pretty good jibes about Sarah Palin.

With her pompom patois and sing-songy jingoism, Palin can bridge contradictory ideas that lead nowhere: One minute she promises to get “greater oversight” by government; the next, she lectures: “Government, you know, you’re not always a solution. In fact, too often you’re the problem.”

I just have one question: How do Americans get any work done?


7 Responses to Flogging a dead moose

  1. verbivore says:

    Saunders mimics her syntax shockingly well. Thanks for the link, I haven’t gotten my issue in the mail yet so this was fun to read in advance.

  2. Pete says:

    verbivore – isn’t it great? I’ve been chuckling all morning about it.

  3. Dorothy W. says:

    Have you read Saunders’s collection of essays (Braindead Megaphone)? I loved it — he’s got such a bizarre, wicked sense of humor.

  4. Pete says:

    Dorothy – thanks for the book recommendation. Will definitely follow it up – he’s brilliant.

  5. Litlove says:

    Sarah Palin has certain achieved one thing – she’s reinvigorated the nation’s journalists!

  6. dew says:

    You have no idea how much Palin embarrasses us!

  7. qugrainne says:

    I spend half of my time in hysterics over Palin’s antics, and the other half of the time terribly shamed that she is an American that all the world can see.
    The sliver of a chance that they may win is horribly frightening; I don’t know what we will do then.

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