Dear Mrs. Palin,
I had concluded that your "Pippi Longstockings" statesmanship and protozoan intellect could become no more meager. Nevertheless, yesterday your “lame-stream” media buzzed with the news that, in writing your latest book, “America by Heart,” you had, in fact, sunk to a new Sour Palin low by attacking our First Lady for comments that she made during the 2008 Presidential campaign; comments that America confirmed, with the election of her husband, were words conveniently taken out of context by the likes of YOU.
These, My Dear Mrs. Palin, were Michelle Obama's exact words at the time. Read them. I know how you loathe reading...but READ THEM and then, read them again, Madame.
"What we have learned over this year is that hope is making a comeback. It is making a comeback. And let me tell you something--for the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country. And not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change. And I have been desperate to see our country moving in that direction, and just not feeling so alone in my frustration and disappointment. I've seen people who are hungry to be unified around some basic common issues, and it's made me proud."
Nowhere in that statement of wide-eyed, hopeful expectation, do you see a single reference to her husband's winning of elections, nor do you find hints of religious rhetoric. Neither can you point to one trace of racial hatred nor disdain for the country that both, she and now President Barack Obama, were selflessly seeking to serve.
As you peruse the text, I will remind, if not educate you, that it was her husband that on May 3rd, 2007, required that a Secret Service security detail be assigned to him by the Secretary of The Department of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff, NINE MONTHS before voting had even begun in the 2008 Presidential Primaries; earlier than any other candidate IN HISTORY. The reason? Barack Obama is a Black man. While your trademark shallowness precludes you from such transcendental thought, the imaginations of many an American turned to what must have been, in those days, a poignant and sobering discussion at the Obama dinning-room table. Was it worth it, with two little girls who slept innocently in a room down the hall, to pursue this office that could cost Daddy his life? The question must have been made more compelling by the couple's awareness that their Harvard Law degrees all but guaranteed a future of uncommon affluence for the family. What, then, could have been the only driving motivation for the two to agree with moving forward for America despite very real mortal peril? Only to you would this appear to be a rhetorical question. Only you, and your toxic kind, find yourselves beneath the paramount answer. This, "Barracuda," is because your predator-like insensitivity renders you incapable of ever having considered the question. Instead, you invented an "alternative" reality that you frantically wish could be as real as you've made it in your twisted and megalomaniacal mind.
"Certainly his wife expressed this view when she said during the 2008 campaign that she had never felt proud of her country until her husband started winning elections. In retrospect, I guess this shouldn't surprise us, since both of them spent almost two decades in the pews of the Reverend Jeremiah Wright's church listening to his rants against America and white people."
While your hyperbolic vitriol is irrelevant to the facts of history, allow me to further educate you, and your bevy of belligerent bigots, with regards to the reality of the themes that you allude to. Probably the single most important journalistic piece that was ever published with regard to Obama's former minister, Jeremiah Wright, was written by Frank Schaeffer, son of Conservative Christian Right leader, Francis Schaeffer. It opens with the following statement.
"When Senator Obama's preacher thundered about racism and injustice, Obama suffered smear-by-association. But when my late father, Religious Right leader Francis Schaeffer, denounced America and even called for the violent overthrow of the US government, he was invited to lunch with presidents Ford, Reagan and Bush, Sr."
While your "cheap" and redundant assault on Mrs. Obama was wholly uncalled for, I do appreciate the opportunity that it provides to showcase the hypocrisy of your pseudo-Christian minions, in the words of one who did, in fact, sit in the pews of iniquity and who was freed from the belly of THE BEAST by the celestial call of "conscience." To what, North Star, do you attribute the diametrically opposite reactions by "the establishment," to the Liberation Theologies of each of these equally ordained ministers? If you put down "the Blackberry" in favor of a moment of rare reflection, you may arrive at an explanation for the dramatic double-standard. Most already have. Yes. You can do it! Say the words. One is Black. One is White. However, be that as it may, allow me to enlighten you with a glance back into America's sordid history. The difference between Francis Schaeffer's and Jeremiah Wright's kind of Theologies, Mrs. Palin, is that Wright's left NO BODY COUNT. The revelations contained in young Frank Shaeffer's narrative, therefore, relegate your statement against The Obama's to the realm of social poisons.
Madame, your ubiquitous ignorance is equaled only by your meteoric rise to fame on the shoulders of the galactically stupid. It has, as you know, earned you your very own Palin's Greatest Hits collection. Therefore, as I watched the trailer for "Sarah Palin's Alaska," I was struck by your euphoric comment of "I'd rather be doing this than in some stuffy old political office." You know, it is something that you may want to consider, instead of public office. Playing "Smoochie-Moose" in the wild does not require that you know who The Founding Fathers were or that Africa is a continent. In fact, it would prevent political satirists from declaring you "a category 5 moron." Being filmed in the role of "Rugged Wilderness-Woman" would never put you in a position where you would have to explain what on earth in our government is The White House Department of Law! Your Intellectual Quotient (your I.Q., Mrs. Palin...) may not matter to your neo-Conservative puppeteers. To most of us, though, it is nearly as offensive as your having recently asked Alaskans "if they were even fit to tie his (Joe Miller's) combat boots." It speaks to the infinitely flawed judgment and indigent values of one found GUILTY of abuse of power as Governor of Alaska. Having later walked out on those that elected you to that charge, merely proves that, in addition, you have no "WORD." You know, Mrs. Palin, according to many close to you, it was GREED that inspired you to abandon your Governorship. I was particularly impressed by young Levi Johnston when he declared, in a televised interview, that he would not trust you with the Presidency of The United States because you would likely do, with that mandate, what you did with the Governorship of Alaska. You truly are a cartoon, Mrs. Palin, but given your reputation in Wasilla, many of us ask ourselves, "Why does the Johnston boy now need a body-guard?"
Being the POTUS, Mrs. Palin, requires levels of CLASS, decorum and "principal" that you have been denied. If you had any of these, you would have referred to Mrs. Obama in the same manner that she referred to you, even as she was well aware, as are most Americans, of the ethical and mental "midget" that you are. You see, when asked by Larry King about what she thought of you, she spared you the scrutiny of a successful Harvard Law grad whose "stature" as a LADY made her attractive to the man that would, one day, be our President. She simply said, "I don't know her" and refused to be persuaded to comment further. You would think that in one of the most educated countries in the world, these things would suffice to keep you in that place where we store the comedic and the inconsequential; but I suppose that, as long as there are old Republican men that you can bring to a drool..., along with a mindless menopausal minion of misery ripe for deception..., plus the likes of one Rush Limbaugh who you may "winky-blink" to wild and rhythmic flatulence as he does "The Gorillimbaugh" (or was that "The Limbanzee"...) and a galaxy of prodigiously stupid voters, The World must remain in apprehension of the dread that can only be found in the words "President Palin."
A multitude of us read the Vanity Fair article, "Sarah Palin: The Sound and The Fury," that caused you to appear on Sean Hannity's radio show to "Palinize" its author, Michael Joseph Gross, behind Hannity's wood-shed. Madame, you referred to him as "a limp, impotent coward!" The incident's irony isn't in your having verbally assaulted a man that wrote with what pundits (both Left and Right) agreed was "no axe to grind." It isn't in the fact that he wrote for a non-political / non-partisan journal. Neither can it be found in Gross' treatment of your dysfunctional existence, even with what bordered on compassion. The irony lies in the question that keeps popping up whenever the subject of the words that you chose for "the lambasting" is broached; ...limp, impotent... "How would you know that, Mrs. Palin?"
As many Americans, still in possession of the faculty of DECENCY, regard your assault on The First Lady, we are faced with a mental "comparison," between the two of you, that you have forced upon us. It then becomes abundantly clear WHY it is that she enjoys a 65% approval rate amongst our countrymen, while yours, today, grovels with that of fungal-foot-paste at 39%. You would have probably fared better if you would have just put your unique and distinctive voice to task and simply screamed at her, "I'll get you, My Pretty, and your little dog too." America would have likely found you amusing. After all, the last time we heard that voice, it was 1939 and it came from a hag who drove a broom... with flying monkeys. Ours just has a plane. But no, you had to try the non-extreme, quietly reasonable people of our country; those with NO TEABAGS dangling from hats and no sense of "color" to their vision of humanity. Your words imposed upon us your nefariously divisive, unacceptably disrespectful and insulting rant...and in that grimace-inducing voice of yours, that we cannot seem to evade even when just reading your words, you dishonored one who enjoys the affection, respect, gratitude and approval of 2/3 of the American people. I, for one, paired you both, side by side, and considered for a moment that if your physical statures would be equal to the heights of your substance, your head, Mrs. Palin, would smell like feet.
Therefore, before you further offend my fellow countrymen, a FIRST LADY who we CHOOSE to hold in ultimate regard, the integrity of TRUTH, the dignity of our nations highest offices... and me; Madame, SHUT THE HELL UP!
Rick F. Basora
A parenthetic note: Sarah Louise, you have a beautiful family. Neglect them no more. Embarrass them no further.