Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Pass the sickbag, Alice

Oh dear. Sarah Palin has set up a website handing the cap around for donations. Nothing wrong with that. But it's the name of enterprise which gets me. SarahPAC. Oh dear. (PAC means Political Action Committee by the way).

And she's lining up a book deal which has been estimated as being worth anywhere between $7 and 11 million.

No chance of the cult of personality sweeping away rational debate, here, is there?

Ego. Ego. Ego.

What will be interesting will be to compare the quality of Palin's prose with that of Barack Obama. I have just read a passage in "Dreams from my father" which is simply one of the most beautiful passages of prose I have ever read. It is where he describes a run-down African American estate in Chicago at the time he was a community organiser.

It will be interesting to see how Palin's prose (if she actually writes the thing, that is) measures up to Obama's.

I can hardly wait.....not.

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