Saturday, December 12, 2009
The Washington Post Pas de Deux with Palin
It is a mystery to me why the Washington Post continues to keep publishing articles trumpeting absurdist rhetoric allegedly written by Sarah Palin. There is no doubt that these pieces convey ideas with which she agrees, but one would expect a newspaper to be at least somewhat cautious in allowing a celebrity/ex-politician to use their op ed pages in the pretense that she can actually write a sentence about anything in standard English. I would be more disposed to let it go if she were at least holding office or officially running for something. Then we could all get down to dealing with the content. Perhaps. But having these columns appear recently on such a regular basis quite frankly makes one wonder whether they are employing some new intern on their staff who has mistakenly taken her for a pundit of some sort.