I CAN SEE UNION THUGS FROM MY HOUSE  9:45 am June 7, 2012

Selfishness Expert Sarah Palin Rules On Selfishness of WI Union Thugs

by Kris E. Benson

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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Chill_Bill June 7, 2012 at 9:47 am

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

actor212 June 7, 2012 at 10:12 am

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

Chill_Bill June 7, 2012 at 10:23 am

I meant the Wasilla City Council.

actor212 June 7, 2012 at 10:27 am

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

FraAnima June 7, 2012 at 9:49 am

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

Tundra Grifter June 7, 2012 at 10:20 am

Quelle frommage!

FraAnima June 7, 2012 at 10:26 am

Qui a coupe le fromage? Aussi en plus.

actor212 June 7, 2012 at 10:29 am

Allez hop! La nana quel panard!

Poupee de cellophane, cheveux chinois

Ca plane pour moi!

FraAnima June 7, 2012 at 10:33 am

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

scvirginia June 7, 2012 at 12:03 pm

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

Tundra Grifter June 7, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Les tetes a fromage?

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

scvirginia June 7, 2012 at 3:51 pm

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

montreal_bruin June 7, 2012 at 10:50 am

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.

actor212 June 7, 2012 at 11:05 am

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

montreal_bruin June 7, 2012 at 11:20 am

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

Gratuitous World June 7, 2012 at 9:49 am

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

hollywooddood June 7, 2012 at 11:10 am

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

Fare la Volpe June 7, 2012 at 11:42 am

And pernicious sluts.

imissopus June 7, 2012 at 2:05 pm

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 June 7, 2012 at 9:50 am

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

weejee June 7, 2012 at 9:56 am

Cosine, to honor that maths that cannot be mentioned.

actor212 June 7, 2012 at 10:22 am

Cousin, Cosine?

chicken_thief June 7, 2012 at 10:23 am

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

Estproph June 7, 2012 at 11:11 am

I think Sarah married her cosine…

scvirginia June 7, 2012 at 12:05 pm

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

Terry June 7, 2012 at 10:25 am

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

scvirginia June 7, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Highest on meth?

iburl June 7, 2012 at 11:50 am

She named her daughter's boobs?

CthuNHu June 7, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Roofrack?
Stewmeat?

MLHencken June 7, 2012 at 9:51 am

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 June 7, 2012 at 9:54 am

"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 June 7, 2012 at 10:25 am

BTF:

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 June 7, 2012 at 9:54 am

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

weejee June 7, 2012 at 10:00 am

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 June 7, 2012 at 10:11 am

The rapist?

HistoriBarb June 7, 2012 at 10:20 am

There have been no denials…

anniegetyerfun June 7, 2012 at 10:29 am

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

weejee June 7, 2012 at 10:22 am

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

Chill_Bill June 7, 2012 at 9:55 am

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

JustPixelz June 7, 2012 at 10:06 am

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.

Chet Kincaid June 7, 2012 at 9:57 am

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 June 7, 2012 at 10:01 am

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 June 7, 2012 at 10:26 am

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.

fuflans June 7, 2012 at 11:16 am

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

James Michael Curley June 7, 2012 at 9:58 am

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

Chill_Bill June 7, 2012 at 10:01 am

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

actor212 June 7, 2012 at 10:23 am

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

Chichikovovich June 7, 2012 at 10:40 am

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".

actor212 June 7, 2012 at 10:46 am

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

Jerri June 7, 2012 at 10:01 am

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™ June 7, 2012 at 10:01 am

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 June 7, 2012 at 10:01 am

So, they named the dog, "Thug?"

Mumbletypeg June 7, 2012 at 10:26 am

I thought they decided to go with "Sideboob."

chicken_thief June 7, 2012 at 10:36 am

I thought that was Todd's nickname.

MLHencken June 7, 2012 at 10:01 am

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

noodlesalad June 7, 2012 at 10:18 am

Sarah Palin supervillian name suggestions?

Methmoose?
The Witless Breeder?

Stevola June 7, 2012 at 10:25 am

Quittergirl

MLHencken June 7, 2012 at 10:26 am

Megaquitter?
Griftertron?

scvirginia June 7, 2012 at 12:15 pm

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 June 8, 2012 at 5:23 pm

snidely whiplash has lost his sarah …

johnnyzhivago June 7, 2012 at 10:02 am

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 June 7, 2012 at 10:03 am

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 June 7, 2012 at 11:46 am

Didn't she make a sex tape?

widestanceromance June 7, 2012 at 11:58 am

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

johnnyzhivago June 7, 2012 at 10:04 am

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

Biff June 7, 2012 at 10:19 am

To her, a goose is equal to a turkey.

actor212 June 7, 2012 at 10:26 am

Pardon me?

(always relevant)

Tundra Grifter June 7, 2012 at 10:28 am

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 June 7, 2012 at 11:16 am

Wake up Lil' Suzy!!!!

glamourdammerung June 7, 2012 at 10:05 am

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

Chow Yun Flat June 7, 2012 at 10:07 am

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

fixed.

NorthStarSpanx June 8, 2012 at 11:15 am

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 June 7, 2012 at 10:07 am

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 June 7, 2012 at 10:07 am

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

Biff June 7, 2012 at 10:20 am

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

Estproph June 7, 2012 at 11:16 am

She can't. She already lost.

Biff June 7, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Really? She had the chootspah to show up?

tessiee June 7, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Or Memaw.

Chow Yun Flat June 7, 2012 at 10:08 am

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 June 7, 2012 at 10:09 am

"…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 June 7, 2012 at 10:10 am

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

MissusBarry June 7, 2012 at 10:19 am

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.

actor212 June 7, 2012 at 10:25 am

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 June 7, 2012 at 10:10 am

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

ManchuCandidate June 7, 2012 at 10:11 am

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

Chill_Bill June 7, 2012 at 10:20 am

He was intimately involved with a Masseuse Union.

Millennial Malaise June 7, 2012 at 12:07 pm

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

actor212 June 7, 2012 at 10:15 am

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 June 7, 2012 at 10:29 am

Did (r)Money campaign for Scott Walker?

actor212 June 7, 2012 at 10:35 am

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.

Chow Yun Flat June 7, 2012 at 10:15 am

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

Biff June 7, 2012 at 10:23 am

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

chicken_thief June 7, 2012 at 10:43 am

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

Mumbletypeg June 7, 2012 at 10:18 am

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~

actor212 June 7, 2012 at 10:32 am

…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 June 7, 2012 at 10:40 am

"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.

weejee June 7, 2012 at 10:18 am

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 June 7, 2012 at 10:21 am

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

Goonemeritus June 7, 2012 at 10:24 am

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 June 7, 2012 at 10:24 am

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

BaldarTFlagass June 7, 2012 at 10:24 am

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."

actor212 June 7, 2012 at 10:31 am

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

howifeltersnach June 7, 2012 at 10:25 am

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 June 7, 2012 at 10:32 am

Who?

mavenmaven June 7, 2012 at 10:33 am

She only likes thugs who work for her.

chicken_thief June 7, 2012 at 10:38 am

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

iburl June 7, 2012 at 11:51 am

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

tessiee June 7, 2012 at 1:46 pm

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

fartknocker June 7, 2012 at 11:09 am

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.

fuflans June 7, 2012 at 11:10 am

ha! i commented on that economist post last night.

very rudely.

i am never so mean here as i am there.

Fare la Volpe June 7, 2012 at 11:51 am

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

fuflans June 7, 2012 at 12:00 pm

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 June 7, 2012 at 12:53 pm

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

fuflans June 7, 2012 at 1:35 pm

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

Estproph June 7, 2012 at 11:18 am

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

Katydid June 7, 2012 at 12:59 pm

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

OneYieldRegular June 7, 2012 at 1:18 pm

What a thug.

tessiee June 7, 2012 at 1:35 pm

"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 June 7, 2012 at 3:24 pm

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 June 7, 2012 at 7:27 pm

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

ttommyunger June 7, 2012 at 7:31 pm

I've got her goose.

C_R_Eature June 7, 2012 at 9:34 pm
actor212 June 7, 2012 at 11:04 am

Traduiser ici

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

Fare la Volpe June 7, 2012 at 11:43 am

What is he hiding from us?

Lionel[redacted]Esq June 7, 2012 at 3:22 pm

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

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