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Rex Sorgatz

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sep 17
2008

Lipstick on a Pig

New Yorker: George Saunders' Sarah Palin parody.

3 comments

This was excellent until the "Regulars can't spell" part. Then even I got a bit put off. So, hooray for the New Yorker on its cleverness. Can't wait for the next four years of Republican rule. My God, the things that will happen then that we can be clever about. It's gonna be awesome.

posted by sac at 1:19 PM on September 17, 2008

So, let's all tiptoe and use indoor voices and never condescend or point out the most base and insulting stupidity, lies and contradictions. Holster your clever cutting remarks for good, and maybe then the fundamentalist voters nutzo over Palin would come over to the Democratic side. Right...

As if overly sharp satire is the reason we lose elections?

posted by boredwithit at 4:14 PM on September 17, 2008

Sorry, more b/c this attitude pisses me off to no end:

And this proposed disarmament is always unilateral, always for the left. The right can use whatever awful dog whistle insult they want and get away with it.

Elitist/Flipflopper! (faggot) Uppity/Presumptuous/Muslim! (nigger)
Shrill! (dyke)

or just flat out call us terrorists, with no consequences or outcry.

And also, Saunders was making of the condescension of Republicans to regular Americans, not regular Americans. So, your point doesn't make sense even aside from your extremely flawed premises.

posted by boredwithit at 4:24 PM on September 17, 2008




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