Matt Taibbi Nails Pitbull Palin

I’ve always loved reading Matt Taibbi.  If there’s a political writer who carries the Gonzo sensibility – the freak flag that Hunter Thompson savagely threaded into his sentences and imagery, it’s Taibbi.  He hits fast, hard and repeatedly, but for all the ugliness he cannot ignore, the ugliest bit about it is that it’s just fucking true.  And that’s what makes it some of the best political journalism in a game played by hard addicts, recidivist bastards and desperate scoundrels.

Taibbi writes in Rolling Stone:

Sarah Palin is a symbol of everything that is wrong with the modern United States. As a representative of our political system, she’s a new low in reptilian villainy, the ultimate cynical masterwork of puppeteers like Karl Rove. But more than that, she is a horrifying symbol of how little we ask for in return for the total surrender of our political power. Not only is Sarah Palin a fraud, she’s the tawdriest, most half-assed fraud imaginable, 20 floors below the lowest common denominator, a character too dumb even for daytime TV — and this country is going to eat her up, cheering her every step of the way. All because most Americans no longer have the energy to do anything but lie back and allow ourselves to be jacked off by the calculating thieves who run this grasping consumer paradise we call a nation.

You don’t get that sort of reportage from Wolf Uhhh Blitzer.  This is not about equal time or fair play or providing balance to a cocked up sham of a story by making sure the other side – a bunch of lying fuckwits no matter how you dress them – gets their shot at offering a different perspective.  Taibbi is concerned with one thing:  Cramming the bitter fucking truth so far down the electorate’s throat they have to regurgitate it before they can chew it into pieces small enough to spit out.  And the way he writes, the taste never completely goes away.  As Thompson would say, “CAZART!”

On Palin’s speech at the RNC:

She appeared to be completely without shame and utterly full of shit, awing a room full of hardened reporters with her sickly-sweet line about the high-school-flame-turned-hubby who, “five children later,” is “still my guy.” It was like watching Gidget address the Reichstag.

Indeed.

Here’s what Sarah Palin represents: being a fat fucking pig who pins “Country First” buttons on his man titties and chants “U-S-A! U-S-A!” at the top of his lungs while his kids live off credit cards and Saudis buy up all the mortgages in Kansas.

Fuckin’ eh!  Where’s the Brown Buffalo when you need a cross burned on the withering lawn of America?
Just to shake the fuckers up – make them see that the world is on fire and they’re goddamn well in it.
Taibbi brought the gas can.  Who’s got a fucking match?

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4 Responses

  1. Man Cous that’s the best shit I’ve ever read hands down. Scary fucking good.

  2. Yeah, Taibbi can write, for sure.
    Or did you mean ME? (blush)

  3. I meant both. BTW that really cute cartoon; where do you suppose McPOW’s going to put that lipstick next?

  4. Well…if his own words about plastering on make-up are any indication…

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