Who among you surveyed all the Wisconsin recall election post mortems and thought, hmm, even though we’ve heard from the New York Times, NPR and the Economist, something is still missing. Something with a healthy dollop of vindictive awfulness and a side of smug superiority…a je ne sais quoi that captures the full spectrum of America’s ever-hastening downward slide into a rabbit hole of mediocrity where the basest aspects of pop culture and politics meet. Oh yes, SARAH PALIN. That’s what’s missing. Thankfully, a typist at the Los Angeles Times was kind enough to transcribe her words for us so we didn’t have to claw out our eyeballs watching her on Fox News. What does the bitter grandma grifter think of Scott Walker’s recall victory? You better strap in for this one: It was the selfishness of union members that brought their downfall, she declares. And she would know.

First of all:

“I think the Democrats understand that the president’s ‘no show’ represents the fact that Obama’s goose is cooked,” Palin said during a 15-minute interview on Fox News, where she is employed as a commentator. “This vote embracing austerity and fiscal responsibility is the complete opposite of what President Obama and the White House represents today…. Well, Wisconsin wasn’t gonna put up with that, the rest of the nation won’t put up with that. He had to stay away.”

Did you catch that? Not her obnoxious drivel or the sense of victory at managing to get her vocabulary word of the day “austerity” into a sentence, but the part where the LA Times writer gratuitously throws in that word “employed” instead of just saying, “where she is a commentator.” We just wanted to say we appreciate the subtle joke there, LA Times writer.

As for those union thugs–except for the union thugs that endorsed Walker probably? — well, Palin ironically has no sympathy for them because of how selfish they are, constantly looking after their own interests.

Palin also described pro-recall union leaders as “thugs,” said she had “not an ounce of empathy or sympathy” for the losing side in the hard-fought campaign. “Maybe it’s the union leadership,” said Palin, “those thugs who wanted to deceive their members into believing that growing government was the answer. Well, perhaps it’s those union leaders who need to be recalled and replaced with those who understand what perhaps a union role could be in state government – not a selfish role, not a role that allows government to continue to grow and create an insolvent situation for a state.”

In conclusion, Sarah Palin was on the television lecturing others for selfishly pursuing their own interests ahead of those of their state.

[Los Angeles Times]

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  • Wasn't Sarah in a Meth lab union before she became governor?

    • Well, if by union, you mean she coupled in her meth lab, then yes.

      • I meant the Wasilla City Council.

        • Again, if by "union," you mean coupled, then yes.

  • FraAnima

    "je ne sais quois"? French and gay!!!

    • Tundra Grifter

      Quelle frommage!

      • FraAnima

        Qui a coupe le fromage? Aussi en plus.

        • Allez hop! La nana quel panard!

          Poupee de cellophane, cheveux chinois

          Ca plane pour moi!

          • FraAnima

            lol! I don't know wtf this means but it sounds funny as hell…

          • Traduiser ici

            You just like the "poupee" part, admit it.

      • scvirginia

        Thought the cheese theme played itself out in WI recall threads? Non, non et non- vive le fromage toujours!

        • Tundra Grifter

          Les tetes a fromage?

          I'm sure I'm missing several accent marks – don't know how to do that here on Wonkette.

          • scvirginia

            Not to worry- the French are already permanently offended & the cheese heads won't ever know.

    • montreal_bruin

      Je ne parle pas Francais! Je ne comprend pas Francais! Ce qui la baise?!
      Sorry, 5 years in MTL and that's all I've learned.

      • Non? Non "fiche moi le palet!"? Non "Tirer de rondelle!!!!"?

        • montreal_bruin

          Non, that won't get me directions out of East Montreal or score me weed at le Parc Jeanne-Mance.

  • Sarah and I have always agreed that the Racine Special Ed Teacher making $48,000 is the most selfish of Americans.

    • hollywooddood

      Everybody knows that the Special Ed teachers bankrupted the economy, along with janitors and bus drivers.

      • Fare la Volpe

        And pernicious sluts.

    • George Will had a column last week about the recall in which he whined about Wisconsin's white-collar job unions with employees that live "comfortably above" the median American income. I wanted to reach through my computer and tighten his bow tie until his head popped like a balloon.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    What was Sarah's suggestion for Bristol's puppy's name?

    • Cosine, to honor that maths that cannot be mentioned.

      • Cousin, Cosine?

      • chicken_thief

        Sarah thinks that cosine is when someone else's signature is required for a loan because her, …. um, their credit score sucks.

        • Estproph

          I think Sarah married her cosine…

      • scvirginia

        Thought it was the meths that cannot be mentioned? Am so confused…!

    • Terry

      Sarah suggested that they offer naming rights to the highest bidder.

      • scvirginia

        Highest on meth?

    • She named her daughter's boobs?

    • CthuNHu


  • Bitter quitter flaps her yap, attempting schadenfreude despite not having any fucking clue as to what it is or why she would be indulging in it. Film at 11.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    "not a selfish role, not a role that allows government to continue to grow…"

    …but a role that allows Koch Industries to continue to grow?

    • Tundra Grifter


      Interesting how state and local governments across the nation are smaller now than in January 2009. We got rid of all those unnecessary teachers, police officers and firefighters.

      Federal government spending during the first Obama Administration has kept pace with inflation. That's it.

      Overall job growth is done – although we have added some 4,000,000 new private sector jobs – because of the reduction in government payrolls.

      The right wing nutz want smaller government – but, apparently, they don't want any government workers to lose their jobs.

      Mr. Obama did not emulate Mr. Bush and dramatically increase the size of the Federal government.

      Meanwhile, per Duh Gov'Nuh, let's be like Wisconsin. Let's be the last of the 50 states in employment growth. She sits on a throne of lies. Wisconsin's economy isn't even the best in the Midwest, let alone the nation.

  • Texan_Bulldog

    Who is this person, Sarah Palin, and why does anyone care what she says?

    • Too true. Paying attention to her is even sillier than paying attention to that weepy creepy from Mt. Vernon, WA. You know, the one with all the chalkboards, ol' whatshisname.

      • anniegetyerfun

        The rapist?

        • HistoriBarb

          There have been no denials…

          • anniegetyerfun

            You'd think that he would deny it, if it weren't true.

          • Fare la Volpe

            What is he hiding from us?

          • Lionel[redacted]Esq

            And what shadow conspiracy is keeping us from knowing the truth?

        • No that's the douche who's running Green River Killer Tours.

  • I just hope that none of those firefighter "thugs" show up when her mansion/Meth lab catches on fire.

    • JustPixelz

      Per Scott Walker: Police and firefighter unions are OK, so were exempted from his crackdown on thuggery. They are free to ignore the austerity Sarah Palin™ says everyone wants.

  • Ann Romney has worked more outside of the home than this bitch. A seagull screeching while perched on a Bering Sea crab-pot is more coherent and listenable. The goddamned King Of The White Walkers screaming at his zombies is sweet music compared to this moron's wails of stupidity.

    • James Michael Curley

      The fact that as we age many of us start to go deaf in the mid to higher vocal ranges used by women is God's gift to men.

      • widestanceromance

        This is why I have a One Sense At A Time rule for her. I'll see her without hearing her, or, if unavoidable, hear her without seeing her. I will NOT perceive her with more than one sense at a time.

    • god why did i read that? seriously, she makes me simultaneously stabby and craving alcohol.

  • James Michael Curley

    If it's Sarah its je ne sais pas que je suis un imbécile

    • "La Twat," as they call her in France.

      • C'est "twatte". Feminin, s'il vous plait

      • Chichikovovich

        Sarah was very proud that the French view her as a strong, leader, when she heard that whenever she is discussed, the French seem to be calling her "La Putine".

        • Perhaps she thought it was a cutesy nickname, you know, like that French-Canuckian dish, poutine

  • Jerri

    She wants me to say that "reading her thoughts on this is like pouring shrill, bitchy salt on a still-gaping wound," so instead I will say "go fuck yourself, Sarah."

  • Chick-Fil-Atheist™

    In conclusion, Sarah Palin was on the television lecturing others for selfishly pursuing their own interests ahead of those of their state.

    To her credit, though, she left state work to pursue her selfish interests. She's now a private sector grifter.

  • Steverino247

    So, they named the dog, "Thug?"

    • I thought they decided to go with "Sideboob."

      • chicken_thief

        I thought that was Todd's nickname.

  • Somewhere, a very bad comic book is missing its ineffectual, comic-releif supervillan.

    • noodlesalad

      Sarah Palin supervillian name suggestions?

      The Witless Breeder?

      • Stevola


      • Megaquitter?

        • scvirginia

          I liked your earlier suggestion of 'bitter quitter'. In fact, I was sure you were devising a chuckly verse for us, starting with 'bitter quitter flaps her yap'…

    • rmjagg

      snidely whiplash has lost his sarah …

  • Since the GOP is going to close all our schools and privatize everything else, this shouldn't be a problem in a few years.

  • widestanceromance

    Not an ounce of empathy, sympathy and certainly not one iota of a firing neuron in this woman.

    BTW, who was she?

    • Fare la Volpe

      Didn't she make a sex tape?

      • widestanceromance

        No way, no how, no, Fare will I click that!

  • Obama's goose is cooked??? Can Michelle please share the recipe????

    • Biff

      To her, a goose is equal to a turkey.

    • Tundra Grifter

      Was that goose free-range or raised on the White House lawn?

      Personally, I'd rather eat cooked goose in November than what the Republicans are going to dine on – raw crow.

      Have you seen the latest Rasmussen poll? They always seem to be slanted towards the GNoP and the most recent national poll called a tie.

      Meanwhile, "270, Baby! 270!"

    • DahBoner

      Wake up Lil' Suzy!!!!

  • glamourdammerung

    Funny, I have “not an ounce of empathy or sympathy” for the idiots that lost the Presidential/Vice-Presidential campaign in 2008.

  • This vote embracing austerity and fiscal responsibility class hatred and stupidity…


    • NorthStarSpanx

      This is the listless Governor that waited until the rest of the world acted in helping her constituents survive a brutal winter in having to chose between heating oil or food, and her one helpful suggestion to the Yukon region was to get rid of all the leadership and start all over. Just like Wisconsin should also too, get rid of their selfish union leaders.

      That's Sarah all over for ya, scorched earth solutions by an energy expert that couldn't get her mind around $11 a gallon prices in her own oil producin State.

  • anniegetyerfun

    a je ne sais quoi that captures the full spectrum of America’s ever-hastening downward slide into a rabbit hole of mediocrity where the basest aspects of pop culture and politics meet. Oh yes, SARAH PALIN.

    Rabbit hole of mediocrity LIBEL!

  • glamourdammerung

    Maybe they can ask Palin's fellow "reality" television stars from "Jersey Shore" for an insightful followup to this story.

    • Biff

      Or that other one, about the 5th graders? Somehow I doubt $arah will be appearing on that one…

      • Estproph

        She can't. She already lost.

        • Biff

          Really? She had the chootspah to show up?

    • tessiee

      Or Memaw.

  • she had “not an ounce of empathy or sympathy” for the losing side

    Big deal. She hasn't ever shown any human emotions other than greed, fear and…fear and greed.

  • JustPixelz

    "…Obama’s goose is cooked…"

    Now Palin is dissing the important turkey slaughtering industry she proudly put on display for the nation just a few years ago.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    Is it too much to ask this woman to just take her money and retire to Aruba to never be heard from again?

    • MissusBarry

      That one happy island doesn't want her. They'd have to change their slogan to "island haven for stupid cunts," which just doesn't have the same ring to it.

    • She has to dye her hair blonde, first.

      You know, just to make sure she's disappeared.

      Not that, you know, I'm wishing that Joran van der Sloot should somehow mysteriously be freed from Peruvian jail and escape back to Aruba where he sees a blonde GILF and decides to go all Natalee on her.

      At least not without her return completely safe and sound and the re-arrest of van der Sloot.

  • noodlesalad

    Nothing says austerity and fiscal responsibility like outspending your opponents 8-1, or quitting your job halfway before it's done.

  • Say wasn't Todd in a union? Why yes, yes he is/was.

    • He was intimately involved with a Masseuse Union.

    • Millennial Malaise

      Was that before or after he tried to secede Alaska from ours?

  • Psst, Sarah, not everyone is as big a whore as you are. President Obama realized the recall vote was a no-win situation so he stayed away from it, much like so many people stayed away from endorsing you to be knighted the candidate this year.

    How did that feel, by the way? It has a certain je ne sais quoi eclat…

    • Tundra Grifter

      Did (r)Money campaign for Scott Walker?

      • No, well, not as such… but he did make calls for Walker while he was campaigning for the primary there, and did mention him frequently on the trail.

  • Since Sarah isn't interested in the education of her children and grandchildren everyone should feel the same about teachers and their unions.

    • Biff

      Can't put the chirrens first when you put teachers last, or something like that.

    • chicken_thief

      I wonder what her dad thinks of her stance on teacher's unions.

  • ever-hastening downward slide into a rabbit hole of mediocrity…

    Apropos of nothing, Kris E., the iambic quality of your prose could benefit the tweeter-aggregates of pedestrian poetry**.

    …where the basest aspects of pop culture and politics meet. Oh yes, SARAH PALIN.

    Bien sûr, and well stated – – I only regret I cannot fit this whole statement legibly onto a bumper sticker , which is what we did once prior to twitter.

    ** whichever one of you posted about this iambic tweet collective some days ago — THANKS A BUNCH. Another time waster to interfere w/ my getting anything done~

    • …where the basest aspects of pop culture and politics meet. Oh yes, SARAH PALIN.

      Bien sûr, and well stated – – I only regret I cannot fit this whole statement legibly onto a bumper sticker , which is what we did once prior to twitter.

      Palin/Snookie 2012

    • James Michael Curley

      "fit this whole statement legibly onto a bumper sticker , which is what we did once prior to twitter."

      That is why I don't join twitter. I'm still trying to get rid of hundreds of bumpers people sent me with semi-literate, senseless stickers on them.

  • In the leaked hash of Linkedin passwords there are a number of variations of *obama2012* but none *romney2012*. There is a *palin2012* so this is not an OT.

  • UnholyMoses

    I'm hoping one of the hackers writes up a recommendation for me.

  • Goonemeritus

    The Huffington Post may be the Worlds first draft of sideboob history but they can’t hold a candle to the Wonkette when it comes to opening the toilet lid and shining a spotlight on the turd that is Sarah.

  • neiltheblaze

    Sarah doesn't have an ounce of sympathy or empathy for anyone but Sarah Palin.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    I don't understand why she's bagging on selfishness. Isn't that the root of her party's political philosophy? You know, "mine mine mine and devil take the hindmost."

    • Dude! She's protecting her own turf, you expected less from someone as selfish as she is?

  • howifeltersnach

    Again, I blame John McCain for this one. His first major "presidential" decision was picking a running mate. Choosing Ms. Palin ensured for this country the misinformed and stubborn idiots would have a seat at the negotiating table for years to come. Game-changer indeed.

  • Baconzgood


  • mavenmaven

    She only likes thugs who work for her.

  • chicken_thief

    I think someone has a wide-on for Scotty-poo.

    • Anyone who uses the word "austerity" is a positive way would.

    • tessiee

      Sarah's just happy that someone in politics is more cross-eyed than she is.

  • fartknocker

    Here's a fun little fact. Before Joan of Wasilla become the patron saint of the Tea Party, her hubby Todd worked for British Petroleum (BP) at the Prudhoe Bay complex. He was an hourly-wage worker and was either a member or beneficiary of the OCAW Union (Oil, Chemical, Atomic Workers), which itself is a pretty powerful group. She needs to quit shitting where she once ate.

  • ha! i commented on that economist post last night.

    very rudely.

    i am never so mean here as i am there.

    • Fare la Volpe

      You're wasting your time: Economist readers can't get through a sentence unless it starts and ends with "synergy."

      • as a (very) long time 'economist' reader, i feel compelled to point out that while your observation is not without some merit, there is a far more trenchant point to be made in noting that 'synergy' is overrated.

        (actually, they have a surprising number of trolls. i guess everything and everybody does nowadays.)

    • Fox n Fiends

      I did as well, and dutifully offended the aristocracy over there.

      • oh i think there are at least a few 'murican trolls judging from some of the exchanges i've had.

  • Estproph

    What's the deal with this picture, anyway? Or is Simple Sarah now trying to claim she can see China from her house?

  • Katydid

    I wonder what it's like to be the most hated woman in America.

  • OneYieldRegular

    What a thug.

  • tessiee

    "she had “not an ounce of empathy or sympathy” for the losing side in the hard-fought campaign“

    THERE's a shocker.

  • Lionel[redacted]Esq

    If only the unions had gotten their daughters knocked up, they could have lived off the money they made off their books and TV appearances, and not worry about getting paid.

  • Butch_Wagstaff

    Fuck! Just shut up you screechy, know-nothin' Wasilly hillbilly and finally get a real job.

  • ttommyunger

    I've got her goose.

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