Sunday, January 30, 2011

Blind Pig Redux

Even the august Washington Post has remarked upon  the thematics of President Obama's state of the union address, noting how the phrase 'winning the future' suggests the unfortunate acronym WTF.  Now this was also rather publicly pounced upon  by none other than our favorite sub-literate political retiree, Ms Sarah Palin.  For the record, Sarah and I don't agree on much, but each of us, for our own separate reasons, disliked the speech...(well, she's actually paid to dislike it, but that's another story.)   I, in any case, couldn't watch it, but managed to read a few snippets here.  It has been ably dissected in several quarters, and notably by Charles Blow in the NY Times, who emphasized the President's failure to mention the nation's poor in his speech:

It was only the second time since Harry S. Truman’s State of the Union address in 1948 that such a speech by a Democratic president did not include a single mention of poverty or the plight of the poor.
The closest Obama got to a mention was his confirmation for “Americans who’ve seen their paychecks dwindle or their jobs disappear” that, indeed, “the world has changed. The competition for jobs is real.” I’m sure they appreciated that.
 I have already mentioned in other posts my theory (50% snark and the rest paranoia) that Obama is in fact a Republican mole, working on Karl Rove's payroll to advance the right-wing agenda and (in the process) destroy the Democratic Party.  Turns out other, more credible, commentators have formed similar notions.

So let us return to our titular motif, and share some WTF moments with Ms. Palin, and thank her again for showing once more that... even a blind pig finds an acorn sometimes.

1 comment:

  1. I consider that comparison an insult to a blind pig.