Thursday, March 24, 2011

An American friend who lives in England linked me to this:

“Sarah Palin tours India and Israel to get to grips with foreign policy.”

It was tempting to see this headline in itself as illuminating, if not incisive. Who else would undertake a crash course in foreign-policy issues by starting with countries that, in turn, start with the letter “I”? You don’t have to be Sigmund Freud to see some significance. And the joke writes itself.
The English truly have raised the cutting remark to an art form.

Kim

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

She's totally immune to cutting remarks. She believes she is anointed to perform this task, that she is guided by God and thus that her actions are direct reflections of God's will. That's far more scary than thinking of her as an egotistical fool and it's far closer to the truth. M

1:30 AM  
Blogger John said...

Actually, I'm Canadian, Irish-born. Not English.
Thank anyways,

John Doyle

4:57 AM  

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