Sarah Palin delivering a catastrophic speech on April 1st seems like the perfect sequence of events — the gods could not shine any brighter on us. And “catastrophic” is the perfect way to describe the speech (and the reaction to it) that she gave promoting Donald Trump that Friday.
Seducing them with gift baskets
America’s Favorite half-term governor and quitter was invited to give a speech promoting the candidacy of Donald Trump to the Milwaukee County Republican Party on Friday night, perhaps to display just how far the Republicans have fallen.
Also, it’s been awhile since Palin was in the news, and her folksy, almost naive stupidity is a welcome reprieve from the belligerent, arrogant, and aggressive stupidity practiced by her 2016 counterpart, Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson.
Palin being Palin, she made zero sense. For instance, the following passage is apparently an attempt to attack Trump’s detractors:
What the heck are you thinking, candidates? What the heck are you thinking when you’re actually asking for more immigrants — even illegal immigrants, welcoming them in. Even inducing and seducing them with gift baskets: ‘Come on over the border and here’s a gift basket of teddy bears and soccer balls.’
“What the heck are you thinking” — I couldn’t express my reaction to the Milwaukee County Republican Party better. Thank you, Sarah.
And the crowd clearly shared my sentiment. Footage of the speech showed audience members looking at her with bewildered expressions. In fact, during the speech — all eight minutes, a remarkably short one after her last twenty-minute masterpiece — she got absolutely no applause until the very end.
People did check their phones, though, and roll their eyes.
At the end, Palin reportedly said, “At least they didn’t boo.”
Aw, see, now I feel kinda bad for mocking her. And by “kinda,” I mean not at all, because she should not still be getting these gigs — and if the reaction of the audience was any indication, she won’t be for much longer.
Palin was there as a surrogate for Trump in advance of next week’s state GOP primary. Other candidates, like Ted Cruz and John Kasich, were also there. And while she can pull off the rambling stupidity, she just doesn’t have the force of personality anymore to match Trump and never could manipulate an audience.
And, really, that’s a compliment for Palin, since the only person I can think of that matched Trump in terms of force of personality and audience manipulation is Adolf Hitler.
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