Sunday, October 05, 2008

Sarah Palin-A Nobel Prize for LIterature??

Where's the award winning Bill Compton news and public affairs team when we need them? Not to mention "The Love Workshop" gosh darn it!

The Poetry of Sarah Palin
Recent Works by the Republican Vice Presidential Candidate.
By Hart Seely
SLATE MAGAZINE
Posted Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, at 1:25 PM ET

It's been barely six weeks since the arctic-fresh voice of Alaskan poet Sarah Heath Palin burst upon the lower 48. In campaign interviews, the governor, mother, and maverick GOP vice presidential candidate has chosen to bypass the media filter and speak directly to fans through her intensely personal verses, spoken poems that drill into the vagaries of modern life as if they were oil deposits beneath a government-protected tundra.

Thursday's nationally televised debate with Democrat Joe Biden could give Palin the chance to cement her reputation as one of the country's most innovative practitioners of what she calls "verbiage." The poems collected here were compiled verbatim from only three brief interviews. So just imagine the work Sarah Palin could produce over the next four (or eight) years.

"On Good and Evil"

It is obvious to me
Who the good guys are in this one
And who the bad guys are.
The bad guys are the ones
Who say Israel is a stinking corpse,
And should be wiped off
The face of the earth.

That's not a good guy.
(To K. Couric, CBS News, Sept. 25, 2008)

"You Can't Blink"

You can't blink.
You have to be wired
In a way of being
So committed to the mission,

The mission that we're on,
Reform of this country,
And victory in the war,
You can't blink.
So I didn't blink.
(To C. Gibson, ABC News, Sept. 11, 2008)

"Haiku"

These corporations.
Today it was AIG,
Important call, there.
(To S. Hannity, Fox News, Sept. 18, 2008)

"Befoulers of the Verbiage"

It was an unfair attack on the verbiage
That Senator McCain chose to use,
Because the fundamentals,

As he was having to explain afterwards,
He means our workforce.
He means the ingenuity of the American.

And of course that is strong,
And that is the foundation of our economy.
So that was an unfair attack there,

Again based on verbiage.
(To S. Hannity, Fox News, Sept. 18, 2008)

"Secret Conversation"

I asked President Karzai:
"Is that what you are seeking, also?
"That strategy that has worked in Iraq?
"That John McCain had pushed for?
"More troops?
"A counterinsurgency strategy?"
And he said, "Yes."
(To K. Couric, CBS News, Sept. 25, 2008)

"Outside"

I am a Washington outsider.
I mean,
Look at where you are.
I'm a Washington outsider.

I do not have those allegiances
To the power brokers,
To the lobbyists.
We need someone like that.
(To C. Gibson, ABC News, Sept. 11, 2008)

"On the Bailout"

Ultimately,
What the bailout does
Is help those who are concerned
About the health care reform
That is needed
To help shore up our economy,
Helping the—
It's got to be all about job creation, too.

Shoring up our economy
And putting it back on the right track.
So health care reform
And reducing taxes
And reining in spending
Has got to accompany tax reductions
And tax relief for Americans.
And trade.

We've got to see trade
As opportunity
Not as a competitive, scary thing.
But one in five jobs
Being created in the trade sector today,
We've got to look at that
As more opportunity.
All those things.
(To K. Couric, CBS News, Sept. 25, 2008)

"Challenge to a Cynic"

You are a cynic.
Because show me where
I have ever said
That there's absolute proof
That nothing that man
Has ever conducted
Or engaged in,
Has had any effect,
Or no effect,
On climate change.
(To C. Gibson, ABC News, Sept. 11, 2008)

"On Reporters"

It's funny that
A comment like that
Was kinda made to,
I don't know,
You know ...

Reporters.
(To K. Couric, CBS News, Sept. 25, 2008)

"Small Mayors"

You know,
Small mayors,
Mayors of small towns—
Quote, unquote—
They're on the front lines.
(To S. Hannity, Fox News, Sept. 19, 2008)

5 comments:

Fran Bennett said...

i used to say on the radio during campaign 2000 that if you can't pronounce "nuclear" then you can't be allowed in the same room as the little red button.

look where that got me

Anonymous said...

Yeah, let's pray that the little red button requires some real tough passwords to master before it can be pushed. Sarah Palin said that she expects Jesus to return in her lifetime.

Shouldn't we be alarmed by people who talk as though they believe they are destined by God to help the "end times" along? It belies a hubris I can't imagine the Creator appreciates.

God gave us intelligence to use, so obviously God expects us to temper our emotions with INTELLIGENCE. One way to to that is to speak truth to power, no matter who is wielding it.

Interesting website.
Mary L

Mariah Fleming said...

"...if you can't pronounce "nuclear" then you can't be allowed in the same room as the little red button"... You betcha! Great to hear from you Fran!

Did you go to Hardly Strictly? Tom Wright and I are getting the wheels rolling on another Alwun House KCAC Lives Reunion. Hope you will be able to join everyone at this one!

There is a link to photos of the last one, I don't remember exactly what it is, but if you go back in the archives you will find it. You'll see some old friends!

vagabondvet said...

Hi! In the left sidebar, under Community, there's a link to the KCAC Lives! Photo Albums. Click that and you'll see the link to the album with pictures of the Alwun House event, as well as the other albums.

:~)

Mariah Fleming said...

Cool Daniel! Thanks! Maybe we should keep that link up, or do we already? (see how observant I can be?)

Great to hear you, Ron and Bob all on the blog! I couldn't believe it when I saw your post, Ron! WE MISS YOU SO MUCH!

Daniel, keep on posting! You too Bob! I don't think we'll get to the big Mill Ave Music & Arts bash in Jerome this year...let us know how it goes and who we missed!