Ladies and Gentlemen, Sarah Palin‘s finest moment at the National Tea Party Convention (acronym CROCK*) in Nashville:
The weirdest part of the evening came not during the speech but during the following Q&A session. Asked what she thought that a Republican-controlled congress’s top three priorities should be, she answered: stop spending, energy policy and … well, here’s the whole quote, judge for yourself:
I think, kind of tougher to put our arms around, but allowing America’s spirit to rise again by not being afraid to kind of go back to some of our roots as a God fearing nation where we’re not afraid to say especially in times of potential trouble in the future here, where we’re not afraid to say, you know, we don’t have all the answers as fallible men and women so it would be wise of us to start seeking some divine intervention again in this country, so that we can be safe and secure and prosperous again. To have people involved in government who aren’t afraid to go that route, not so afraid of the political correctness that you know – they have to be afraid of what the media said about them if they were to proclaim their alliance to our creator.
This was, as befits anyone who lusts to be the next Republican president after Georgie Porgie, a pre-screened, pre-selected question. In other words, what her Palinality delivered was not an off-the-cuff response but a carefully pre-composed answer.
So if we’re going back to the glory days of seeking divine intervention in times of potential trouble — and, really, isn’t any time a time of potential trouble? — I dare say we should also restore the monarchy. Just for consistency. Plus, I so want to see Sarah Palin reigning for a good thirty or forty years, to be succeeded by Bristol Palin.
* Why should the acronym make any more sense than the movement itself?