NOTE: Like a terminal disease, what’s-her-face keeps clawin’ out a hole in the psyche of AMurka. We rerun this post as a public service to remind her to get herself back on task.
In her rambling, sometimes incoherent resignation rant, Sarah Palin was crystal clear about one thing: she was leaving her disgusting materialistic salaried position as governor of Alaska to pursue a “Higher Calling.”
“How sad that Washington and the media will never understand; it’s about country.
And though it’s honorable for countless others to leave their positions for a higher calling and without finishing a term, of course we know by now, for some reason a different standard applies for the decisions I make.”
You betcha we’re intrigued by the phrase “higher calling,” suggesting as it does, a morally superior, also even quasi-religious calling that would transcend merely cashing in on her celebrity, also too, so Propagandee and I pushed our moose steaks aside and looked at the ten most likely possibilities for a wingnut ex-half governor turned freelance fish philosopher-cum-fundraising unity fighter. (Oh, And Fuck The Press.)
We wanted to take our cues from those “countless others” who left their “positions… without finishing a term,” but even with the Googley appendage thing we couldn’t find any. So also too that left us with the “different standard” that everyone else uses for decisions she makes, so here they are, the top ten “Higher Callin’s” of Sarah Also Too Palin:
# 10. To resurrect her political career by running for an office several orders of magnitude more demanding than the three previous public jobs she quit.
#9. Declare herself Pope Barracuda of the Church of Sarah Palin; wingnuts worship her as the queen of her own religion; trounces Pope Benedict in every single poll that asks, “Who is more attractive in frocks and robes: Pope Palin, or Joe the Pope Ratzinger?
#8. To be constantly crucified on the cross of the Liberal Media (Hey, don’t knock it— It helped make a Jewish carpenter into the biggest media star of all time. Of course, he didn’t go shopping for crosses before dragging one up Golgotha)
#7. To transform a few dead fish and loaves of bread into meals-a-plenty by helping her state become the country’s largest per capita recipient of federal earmarks (a talent discernible during her mayoralty of a town of 8,000 for which she snagged a cool $27 million from the evil feds)
… And the number one higher calling of Sarah Palin: