Sarah Palin arrived at Representative Steven King’s annual Conservative get-together on Sunday and brought with her all the rambling word salad that she’s known for. It was hilarious. Then Twitter got involved, and it become even more hilarious.
Rep. Steven King’s Freedumb Summit is an annual thing; this year, prominent guests included individuals from the Clown Posse of Republican Governors and the Kamikaze Caucus. On the shortlist of social failures attending King’s summit was Sarah Palin, who, on Thursday, announced that she was possibly going to announce a bid for the presidency. Naturally, I had a field day with that announcement, and predicted that she would be “scheduled to deliver a heaping helping of word salad” at King’s Wonderland Tea Party.
I wasn’t wrong, but that’s like predicting the sun will rise in the East.
Hauling what Raw Story described as a “binder of notes,” Palin proceeded to deliver a “speech” consisting of little more than bumper sticker slogans spliced with patriotic mumbo-jumbo and garbled, stock platitudes. The “speech” was designed to fire up an audience too stupid to realize they’re being taken for a ride by a lazy and incompetent woman who apparently fired her speech writer — and only literate person in her retinue — the day before.
Yes, this sounds like the typical Palin speech. It wasn’t; this disaster of a speech made conservative columnist Toby Harnden stand up and call it “bizarro.”
Palin made her grand entrance to Taylor Swift’s Shake it Off, and promptly handed the audience a serving of logorrheic schizophasia. She pushed back against the recent criticisms against her, mentioning her recent attack on Michael Moore and her Facebook scuffle with PETA. She made pit stops way off-course as she went along, where she talked about President Obama eating dog as a child in Indonesia and accused the administration of not saving Ambassador Christopher Stevens in Benghazi.
Ah, Benghazi. I missed you, old friend. I was hoping that Ernst would flog this undead unicorn during her State of the Union response, but she let me down.
Palin called on conservatives to take a stand against possible Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in 2016, and in the process claimed that Republicans “have a deep bench:”
It is good that we have a deep bench and its primary competition that will surface the candidate who’s up to the task and unify and this person has to because knowing what the media will do throughout all of 2016 to all of us it’s going to take more than a village to beat Hillary.
I’m not sure what’s good about their “deep bench;” their A-team plays like a group of Z-listers and they spend more time infighting than anything else. They’re driving Reince Priebus, RNC chair, into an early grave.
Twitter, however, had a field day with Palin’s “speech:”
You can watch her speech below: