Sarah Palin resigns to concentrate on her WoW blog.
Warning: The following post contains an unhealthy mix of snark, satire and politics. Read at your own risk.
Against my better judgment, I clicked over to a certain Greedy Goblin’s blog after reading Jong’s response to Gevlon’s latest misanthropic diatribe. I won’t link to the latter here, because I refuse to give that little sociopath any more hits. He obviously thrives on attention — and if there’s one thing playing foster mom to a house full of rescue dogs has taught me, it’s the value of negative reinforcement to someone with canine-like subroutines.
Still, as I was skimming through Gevlon’s latest trainwreck of a blogpost, I was struck by two notable similiarities between his writing style and Sarah Palin’s speeches: (1) horrifically mangled English, and (2) a complete and utter disconnect from reality.
The more I think about it, the more it makes a bizarre kind of sense.
Gevlon plays on a European server. Sarah Palin can see Russia from her backyard.
Gevlon thinks everyone who isn’t a Goblin with Goblin values is either a moron or a slacker, or both. Sarah Palin thinks that anyone who isn’t a god-fearing, gun-toting social conservative who shoots moose (or Kennedys) for fun is palling around with terrorists.
Gevlon thinks “good enough” is usually sufficient. Sarah Palin has a degree in Communications.
Gevlon is deathly afraid of “trolls” (especially the intelligent, articulate ones who post well-reasoned but contradictory comments on his blog). Sarah Palin is deathly afraid of Katie Couric.
Gevlon disdains friendly, helpful people. Sarah Palin disdains Democrats.
Gevlon believes that poor people in helpless situations should become pirates and criminals. Sarah Palin ran for elected office.
Gevlon is convinced that everyone who disagrees with him is a useless social. Sarah Palin is convinced that anyone who disagrees with her is part of a vast worldwide conspiracy orchestrated by the mainstream media.
… I could go on, but I think you get the point.
So. While the rest of the world speculates on what seems to be an oddly timed, unconventional and entirely out of character move from the country’s most controversial (ex-)governor since Gray Davis Rod Blagojevich Mark Sanford, smile smugly because you know the truth:
Sarah Palin resigned to concentrate on her WoW blog.