Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Matt Taibbi on Sarah Palin

This barnstorming article pulls no punches. While reading, it is nearly possible to feel Taibbi vomiting as he wrote. A gut wrenching and comedic review of contemporary Americana.

Update: The link to Taibbi's article has been fixed and goes properly to Rolling Stone's site now.


  1. Zakaria on Palin

    CNN: Does it make you concerned about Sen. McCain as a president?

    Zakaria: Yes, and I say this with sadness because I greatly admire John McCain, a man of intelligence, honor and enormous personal and political courage. However, for him to choose Sara Palin to be his running mate is fundamentally irresponsible. He did not put the country first with this decision. Whether it is appropriate or not, considering Sen. McCain's age most people expected to have a vice presidential candidate who would be ready to step in at a moment's notice. The actuarial odds of that happening are significant, something like a one-in-five chance.

  2. I am speechless. Three cheers for Jumco! What an incredible find. I laughed, I cried, I applied for a passport.

  3. I saw the preview to this last week when a few paragraphs were released, but credit must go to eluzhun for finding the full link and sending it to me this morning. He was not able to post it himself due to time constraints.

  4. Now THAT's a principled piece. I hope you don't get whiplash from nodding your heads so vigorously.

  5. Please, Pericles, or anyone else, point out a passage with which you take issue.

    Earlier I mailed out this link to several of my friends as an advertisement for the blog. I quote what I said to them, “this is Taibbi's take on Palin. Within he writes one of the best assessments of modern American politics I have ever read.”

    I might have been a bit hyberbolic, but hey, why not?

  6. Did not mean to put anyone on the spot. I just really liked the article!


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