Sarah Palin this week spoke before a crowd of Republicans for more than 20 minutes. Despite using thousands of words that would technically be characterized as “English,” Palin garnered real applause exactly once—when she spoke about Benghazi. It was that terrible.
“Getting off the airplane today, as I’m walking through the airport and seeing all the green and gold, and the green and gold, until I’m dead and cold, paraphernalia everywhere,” said Palin by way of an introduction.
As the CSPAN camera cut to people shifting uncomfortably in their seats, Palin went on.
“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.’ Our kids and our grandkids, they’ll never know then what it means to be rewarded for that entrepenurial spirit that god creates within us in order to work and produce and strive and thrive and really be alive,” Palin said, honest-to-god.
“Is that more ‘White Rabbit’ or ‘Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds,’” Joe Scarborough—!!!—joked after, which isn’t that funny because it was clearly “Tales of Brave Ulysses,” but that’s neither here nor there.
I don’t know what Sarah Palin wants, beyond attention, but if she’s angling for poet laureate, she’s honestly doing a heck of a job.