The funniest, most eloquent criticism of Sarah Palin. Yet.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jan 19, 2011
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“Maybe, just maybe, Sarah Palin will at long last just shut up for 10 f*cking minutes.”

Stephen Colbert hits it out of the park with his faux-defense summation of a liberal’s laundry list of fair and balanced complaints regarding the canker sore that is Sarah Palin:

I know you think this story has no purpose other than keeping Sarah Palin’s name in the headlines for another news cycle.I know you think she has nothing to offer the national dialogue and that her speeches are just coded talking points mixed in with words picked up at random from a thesaurus. I know you think Sarah Palin is, at best, a self-promoting ignoramus, and at worst a shameless media troll who’ll abuse any platform to deliver dog-whistle encouragement to a far-right base that may include possible insurrectionists. I know you think her reality show was pathetically un-statesmanlike, and at the same time I know you think it represents the pinnacle of her potential, and that her transparent desperation to be a celebrity so completely eclipsed her interest in public service so long ago, that there would be more journalistic integrity in reporting on one of the lesser Kardashians’ ass implants. And I know, I know that when you arrive at the office each day, you say a silent prayer that maybe, just maybe Sarah Palin will at long last shut up for ten fucking minutes. I know ‘cause I can see it in your eyes!

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About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


14 Responses to “The funniest, most eloquent criticism of Sarah Palin. Yet.”

  1. Colbert at his best!

    And Mika is my new heroine.

  2. whitebuffalomedicine says:

    Colbert makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside

  3. james says:

    clearly putting how i feel into words – love it – thanks Stephen

  4. TamingAuthor says:

    So what happens when the hate speech, apparently endorsed by Elephant, does actually provoke violence against Palin?

    Are we paying attention to right speech and right action?

  5. Yodih Williamson says:

    Colbert is not practising ahimsa here but I think it is his job as a comedian to eloquently and humorously express the shared frustrations of many .. it's not even close to some of the vitriol and violent language that we've heard and read, so no Taming Author, this is not hate speech, just dislike speech.

  6. kman says:

    @TamingAuthor: There’s a difference between hate speech and just wishing (out loud) that someone would shut up. Calling someone ignorant is not the same as expressing true hate and a wish for actual harm to come to them.

  7. Yoda says:

    Can you not see a difference between calling someone ignorant or uneducated and saying we need to explore second amendment options whenever we have a political disagreement? Calling someone ignorant may be a fact or just an opinion or just plain insulting. Calling for guns or the threat of guns to be used for a mere philosophical difference can only be a call for violence. Even if done in jest. It is never appropriate.

  8. Yoda says:

    And how is this any different from right wingers never missing an opportunity to call anything or anyone center or left a communist or a socialist trying to redistribute the wealth? It is disgusting on both sides, but it IS on BOTH sides. It is juvenile at best.

  9. tmay says:

    Why did you feel the need to post this? What does this subject have anything to do with Elephant Journal?