Take a deep breath, America. Sarah Palin’s awful, vomit-inducing, toxic reign of idiocy is officially over. It’s true! On the momentous 5th day of October in the 2011th year of mankind, the nation’s, no, no, make that the world’s, most famous grifter-quitter-grandma from hell (aka Wasilla), Sarah Louise Palin, aka Lou Sarah aka Mama Grizz aka Barracuda aka lipstick wearing pitbull hockey mom aka ‘Orora’ announced SHE IS NOT RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT of Fox News, short-lived reality teevee shows, making Mittens Romney actually look electable, getting humiliated by Barack Obama for the second time in four years.
Terribly sad, I know. Now what will we do when we want to feel all dead and empty inside? Who can America turn to to lower our collective IQ with little more than a kiss, wink, inverted syntax, a you betcha or two, and all the faux victimhood Sarah Palin can cram into one grammatically incorrect sentence?
I guess, there will still be Fox News!
But perhaps the most fitting tribute comes from former McCain adviser Nicolle Wallace, who was assigned by the McCain ’08 campaign to help Sarah get through her day without ruining everything, only to discover you can’t control crazy!
Could it be this very experience with the Wasilla wonder herself, that inspired Wallace’s new political novel that “explores what would happen if a woman were plucked from relative obscurity and elected Vice President of the United States – only to find herself completely unprepared for the job.”
“The idea of a mentally ill vice president who suffers in complete isolation was obviously sparked by the behaviors I witnessed by Sarah Palin.”
Not the Sarah Palin, the awesomest, most quittingest human being that has ever hunted moose from helicopters!
Well, first let me just say that the novel is by no means meant to build a case against Sarah Palin. However, to the extent that the people around [the fictional vice president] Tara watched in this troubled state of confusion, despair and helplessness as she flailed around — that was something I experienced. Palin vacillated between extraordinary highs on the campaign stage — she ignited more enthusiasm than our side had seen at any other point — to debilitating lows. She was often withdrawn, uncommunicative and incapable of performing even the most basic tasks required of her job as McCain’s running mate.
Wait, what? I thought the whole point was to make John McCain look less like a fossilized Alzheimer’s victim and more like elder statesman who is aware that Africa is an actual continent not a country or that Toto song she totally rocked out to in the ’80s.
What if somebody who was ill-equipped for the office were to ascend to the presidency or vice presidency? What would they do? How long would it take for people to figure it out? I became consumed by this question.
Lucky for us all, Nicolle, it didn’t take “people” that long to figure it out, which is probably why the McCain-Palin ticket scared the bejesus out of everyone not insane or incarcerated.
The system works, sort of!
“After much prayer and serious consideration, I have decided that I will not be seeking the 2012 GOP nomination for President of the United States,” Sarah Palin said in a statement.
So, there is a God!
“I believe that at this time I can be more effective in a decisive role to help elect other true public servants to office and because “a third party would guarantee Obama’s re-election, and that’s the last thing that our Republic can afford.”
“As always, my family comes first…”
That is unless they are sick or pregnant or in the hospital or or makin’ precious li’l miracles in the back of Levi’s pickup or need something while I am Tweeting or Facebooking or traveling or sleeping or awake or hunting or rocking on my front porch watching Russia or anything important like that.
“From the bottom of my heart I thank those who have supported me and defended my record throughout the years, and encouraged me to run for President.”
Well there you have it! The Earth-shattering news (other than that Sarah Palin does indeed have a heart), is that a person no one likes announced they are not running for a job they didn’t want, couldn’t do, and wouldn’t get anyway.
“Know that by working together we can bring this country back – and as I’ve always said, one doesn’t need a title to help do it.”
A functioning brain, on the other hand, is pretty much required.
[image via Gawker]