Because I can’t watch it.
First off, I apologize for my recent absence around these parts. My laptop is very sick. It’s at the Apple store right now undergoing emergency surgery, and hopefully it will come out alive and well. My friend lent me her laptop in the interim, but trying to be creative on a foreign computer is kind of like Mark McGwire playing baseball without steroids; it’s just not as impressive and things take much longer.
But I thought I’d share with you the video footage Sarah Palin’s Fox News debut. Maybe I could have watched the whole thing if she hadn’t been sitting next to Bill O’Reilly, who, in the first few minutes, tries to convince me that Sarah Palin is not a threat because she is both a mother and an American. Because, you know, once we chicks pop out kids in this country, we lose all potency to effect change in other arenas. There was nothing misogynistic about that remark, Bill. You’re a peach.
Furthermore, there is nothing at all threatening about Sarah Palin, unless you care about silly girl things like reproductive rights and foreign policy and evolution and the sheer terror that runs through your body when you realize how much of the country is reading this woman’s book without throwing something at the wall.
The truth is, I’m not especially angry about Sarah doing Fox News. I would way rather have her there, preaching to her choir, than in public office, capable of impacting those of us who don’t watch Fox News.