Monday, January 11, 2010

Sarah the commentator

When Sarah Palin quit her job as governor of Alaska last year, I wondered how long it would take for her to wind up as a commentator on Fox News. Well, I have my answer, as Fox today announced the name of its latest acquisition.

I must say that it seems to me that most prospective employers would be at least a little leery of hiring an employee who has quit practically every job (if not indeed EVERY job) she has ever held. But, of course, the normal rules and normal caveats don't apply to Palin. She's special, you see.

And she's certainly landed in the right spot because the normal rules and caveats of journalism, such as fact-checking and telling the truth don't apply to Fox News either. The liar Palin joins the lying network - a marriage made...well, not in heaven, I think. Probably in a much warmer realm.

It will be interesting to see just how Fox will use Sarah, and, dare I say, vice versa. Will they give her a script and a teleprompter, or will they allow her to extemporize? Will they use her as an interviewer? Now that could be interesting.

This woman is, without a doubt, one of the most ill-informed and intellectually incurious people in politics today. She makes George W. Bush look like a mental giant. Why, she might even make Glenn Beck look good.

Come to think of it, maybe that's why Fox hired her.

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