Gah. As I was reading this article about Sarah Palin spouting more lies and nonsense, I was composing a blog post in my head. Then I made the mistake of reading the comments (will I never learn?) and I just haven't got the energy.
This shit makes me so angry/stabby/ragey when I see/read/hear it. Then I stop to consider it for a moment, perhaps so I can write about it, and I just feel defeated and depressed. Palin spouts flat-out, bald-faced lies ("the new health care bill will pay for abortions!") and she's only occasionally called out on it. And even when she is, people believe her and she still goes on spouting it (Hello, death panels!). Then again, people still believe Iraq was involved in the September 11 terrorist attacks.
What can you do in the face of such willful ignorance?
I also love that she talks about the choice she made to have her Down syndrome son and the choice Bristol made to have her out-of-wedlock baby. That's what being pro-choice is all about, you fucking moron. Women have the CHOICE to have a baby at a not-ideal time. Women can choose to bring a child into this world who they know will have health problems. You got to make your choice. Your daughter got to make a choice. But no one else should have a choice? Fuck off.
Her stellar reasoning was on display in this statement, as well: "She said some young women would see what happened to Bristol and perhaps be encouraged to seek an abortion instead of facing similar criticism."
Yes, because there are so many young women out there whose mothers are running for vice president of the United States; whose mothers are parading them around for the media to see; whose mothers are using them as an example of all that is right and good in America. Young women the nation over are going to face a similar kind of criticism from the national media.
I can't fucking deal with this right now. I'm going to go drink, hide under my bed and maybe do some cutting.