Brodner’s Cartoon du Jour: R is for Rush

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Sarah Palin’s celebrity-burn-rate continues at volcanic temps. We happy blog workers here are always glad to help. Forget the Super Bowl; dig Sarah’s flying wedge…against herself.

So after pissing off Tea Partiers with a very un-populist $100,000 fee for her chirp at their convention in Nashville, she is caught referring to scribbles she made on her hand (remember her “Obama, the guy with the teleprompter”?). Next she carried her “Rahm Emanuel is toast for using the word retard” campaign to Fox News. When asked if it was okay that Rush Limbaugh used it, she said, uh-huh.

I have to wonder, where is the rest of her policy? I’m sure the R-word is written around there somewhere. It’s her registered trademark.

From the Huffington Post:

On Chief-of-Staff Rahm Emanuel, she said his comments calling liberal groups “f-ing retards” was “indecent and insensitive” and cause for his dismissal.

But the former governor went to great and sometimes awkward lengths to insist that when conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh used the same exact term to describe the same exact group, it was simply in the role of political humorist.

“They are kooks, so I agree with Rush Limbaugh,” she said, when read a quote of Limbaugh calling liberal groups “retards.” “Rush Limbaugh was using satire…I didn’t hear Rush Limbaugh calling a group of people whom he did not agree with “f-ing retards,” and we did know that Rahm Emanuel, as has been reported, did say that. There is a big difference there.”

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