Daily Archives: July 19, 2010


Pull my other leg — IT’S GOT BELLS ON!

“The Twittersphere erupted Sunday when former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin tweeted that “peaceful Muslims” should “refudiate” the mosque being built in New York City near where the Twin Towers once stood. Palin found herself the butt of many tweets, as refudiate, of course, is not a word in the English language.
After deleting the offending tweet, Palin replaced it with another calling on “peaceful New Yorkers” to “refute the Ground Zero mosque plan,” which only added to the confusion because it would appear the word she was looking for was “repudiate.” Then came the kicker: To quell the vicious Twitter-ribbing she was receiving, Palin unleashed yet another tweet comparing herself to no less than the Bard of Avon.
Naturally, this led to a very entertaining Twitter meme, #ShakesPalin, in which participants revamped classic Shakespeare quotes, Palin-style (and of which Reason’s The Cato Institute’s Julian Sanchez was arguably the champion).”

Ya Think?

“A good time had by all.”

Not really.

Someone should inform Caribou Barbie and her cult that Shakespeare did not invent words. He wrote in traditional english as practiced in his time — and ours. Perchance she’s thinking of a rather different writer.

Not that Little Ms. Re-load should be deprived of her Shakespearean aura. Consider this scene from Akira Kurosawa’s adaptation of King Lear.

Very Sarah, don’t you think? And a fitting end for the Tea Party too.

Sing us out boys.