Sunday, March 9, 2014

Shocking: Sarah Palin's Green Eggs and Ham Parody Was Ripped From Chain E-Mail

Today was the last day of CPAC, and the honor of being the final speaker for the convention was given to former half-term half-wit governor, Sarah Palin. Her speech was characterized by the usual touting of "conservative principles", and mangling of the English language, but there was definitely one noteworthy portion that I thought was amusing. The twittering twit of the tundra decided to invoke the Dr. Seuss classic, Green Eggs and Ham to attack Obama, the Democrats, and pretty much anyone that Palin didn't like:

I do not like this, Uncle Sam.
I do not like this healthcare scam.
I do not like these dirty crooks
Or how they lie and cook the books
I do not like when Congress steals
I do not like their crony deals
I do not like 'oh yes, we can'
I do not like this spending spree
We're smart, we know nothing's free
I do not like reporters' smug replies
When I complain about their lies
I do not like this kind of hope
And we won't take it
Nope, nope, nope!
Many have already pointed out the fact that Dr. Seuss probably wouldn't be too pleased with the idea of his work being used by an ultraconservative nitwit like Palin. But there's another reason I decided to highlight this. It turns out that as "clever" as this little limerick was, it wasn't even original! This was in fact, from a chain e-mail (which Palin modified around the edges) that's been floating around since as far back as 2010:

I do not like this Uncle Sam, I do not like his health care scam.
I do not like these dirty crooks, or how they lie and cook the books.
I do not like when Congress steals,
I do not like their secret deals.
I do not like this speaker, Nan ,
I do not like this ‘YES WE CAN’.
I do not like this spending spree,
I’m smart, I know that nothing’s free,
I do not like your smug replies, when I complain about your lies.
I do not like this kind of hope.
I do not like it. nope, nope, nope!
Of course, none of this should be surprising in the least when you think about it. After all, Republicans have relied on chain e-mails to formulate policies as far back as the early 90s.

9 comments:

  1. Not to mention the point of Green Eggs and Ham: Once the green eggs and ham are finally tasted, he loves them! So basically Palin et al. are saying they just need to give these policies a chance- the whole point of the book was to try something new!

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  2. Princess Dumbass probably quit reading it halfway through.

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  3. Shouting Obama is a doo doo head that eats boogers usually gets a standing ovation there.

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  4. Also, she really throws the rhythm off with that one line, “I do not like reporters’ smug replies”.

    I hate it when people write poetry that clearly has a rhyme pattern and a meter, and then they throw it off in some lines--or when they satirize a poem written with rhyme and meter. It isn’t that hard to get it right. Guess it’s too hard for her, though...

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  5. Palin said she lifted it from the internet and altered it. A non story

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  6. Looser-Quitter is the non-story.

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  7. Palin said she lifted it off the internet? Who logged her on and read it to her?

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  8. Palin didn't lift anything off the internet. It's far more likely that whoever wrote the speech for her adapted this for her to screech and abuse. She doesn't understand the majority of what is written for her by her consultants and usually gets caught in her lies whenever she is interviewed regarding her so called editorials she claims as her own. They may have her name on them, but they didn't come from her. She's been using this tactic since her early Alaska days, taking credit for other people's work. A real story would be if she were to actually write something herself and read it. You'd know immediately if it came from her because she can't string two coherent sentences together.

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  9. Not a limerick. Unless you are using the term with, um, poetic license.

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