Saturday, September 06, 2008

So Sambo beat the bitch!

click to enlargeThe more I read about Sarah Palin, the more I'm getting a Dolores Umbridge vibe from her.

Alaskans Speak (In A Frightened Whisper): Palin Is “Racist, Sexist, Vindictive, And Mean”

Some excerpts:
“So Sambo beat the bitch!”

This is how Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin described Barack Obama’s win over Hillary Clinton to political colleagues in a restaurant a few days after Obama locked up the Democratic Party presidential nomination.

According to Lucille, the waitress serving her table at the time and who asked that her last name not be used, Gov. Palin was eating lunch with five or six people when the subject of the Democrat’s primary battle came up. The governor, seemingly not caring that people at nearby tables would likely hear her, uttered the slur and then laughed loudly as her meal mates joined in appreciatively.

[...] But being openly racist is only the tip of the Palin iceberg. According to Alaskans interviewed for this article, she is also vindictive and mean. We’re talking Rove mean and Nixon vindictive.

[...] ...many people in Alaska, and particularly Wasilla, are reluctant to speak or be quoted by name because they’re afraid of her as well as the state Republican Party machine. Apparently, the power elite are as mean as the winters.

“The GOP is kind of like organized crime up here,” an insurance agent in Anchorage who knows the Palin family, explained. “It’s corrupt and arrogant. They’re all rich because they do private sweetheart deals with the oil companies, and they can destroy anyone. And they will, if they have to.”

“Once Palin became mayor,” he continued, “She became part of that inner circle.”

[...] “People who fought her attempt to oust the librarian are on her enemies list to this day,” states Anne Kilkenny, a Wasilla resident and one of the few Alaskans willing to speak on-the-record, for attribution, about Palin. In fact, Kilkenny actually circulated an e-mail letter about Palin that was verified and printed by The Nation. [Blueberry: read it here]

For good measure, Palin booted the Wasilla police chief from office because, she told a local newspaper, he “intimidated” her.

“She’s doesn’t like different opinions and she refuses to compromise,” Kilkenny notes. “When she was mayor, she fought ideas that weren’t hers. Worse, ideas weren’t evaluated on their merits but on the basis of who proposed them.”

[...] But when a local reporter dared to suggest that the reformer Empress has no clothes, Palin tried to get her fired.

“She came at me like I was trying to steal her kids,” said the targeted reporter, who now works for an oil company in Anchorage. “I heard she had a wild temper and vicious mean streak but it’s nothing like you can imagine until she turns it on you.”

Lots more at the link about her so-called "reforms" and the way she does business at the link.


Ptelea said...


Mariamariacuchita said...

love the Harry Potter reference...wish we could send magic dragon fireworks after Plain

Ingrid said...

there is this smart kid show called the Backyardigans which uses all styles of music and uses smart lyrics and has humour to boot. Well, the main giste is that these animated animal kid characters meet up in their communal backyard, you know the ones that have no fences. At any rate, they start making up a story and then the landscape changes (it's animation after all) and voila, they are in a different 'world'. There is one character called the 'lady in pink' ("she even likes litte rubber duckies to sink") and last week when Rebecca saw Umbridge, she turned and said, hey! It's the lady in pink. ("you know, I really hate children")
well, Palin, I think she really "hates those different from hers and those who undermine her agenda".. she really comes across that way..Umbridge Indeedy!! ha!


Mando Mama said...

Honestly, I'd almost rather work for Dolores Umbridge than see that woman in power. In fact, I wish I could fix things that easily. The other scarily accurate piece of your analogy is that Umbridge was rather easily undone. Palin's parochial power trip is no match for the real work of a VP. The first major task she's charged with will be a failure. I can't believe McCain is that desperate.