Alaska: The Biggest Cult On Earth

By Jesse Taylor
Monday, October 20, 2008 3:31 EDT
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What’s the craziest shit you’ve heard about Sarah Palin? Because fuck that weak shit, this is crazier.

Had lunch with a couple who had just been to a law-school reunion in California (Stanford). They met a classmate who, immediately after law school, moved to Fairbanks and has practiced there ever since. The inevitable question: “What do you think of your governor?” The answer, “Oh, we love her — everyone in Alaska does. Everything she says and does is right. And, I tell you: If she ever came up against Putin, he’d fall before her. She’s tough as nails. There’s steel beneath the attractive warmth.” Yup. I hope she goes far, far. And the campaign of hate and vilification against her has been one of the most disgusting things I have ever witnessed in American public life.

I, for one, appreciate the segue from cultish adoration into a spec script for Nailin’ Palin.

The woman can’t answer a fucking question about Medicare, but she’d break a former KGB agent who engineered a sham democracy in order to rule over one of the largest nuclear powers on the planet. This would have been more believable if you’d told me that Trig Palin was Bristol’s father.

Jesse Taylor
Jesse Taylor
Jesse Taylor is an attorney and blogger from the great state of Ohio. He founded Pandagon in July, 2002, and has also served on the campaign and in the administration of former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland. He focuses on politics, race, law and pop culture, as well as the odd personal digression when the mood strikes.
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