Palin’s Memorial Day Emissions
The Memorial Day weekend has begun, and Sarah Palin has stepped out to pay tribute to the fallen in black leather and heels. Don’t wince. We can actually celebrate this upward mobility of fashion sense because at least it wasn’t like the last memorial event she attended when she donned a black miniskirt and peep toe pumps on stage. Kudos for improvement.
Although the organizers of the annual motorcycle rally ‘Rolling Thunder’ made it clear that she was not invited to speak at the event, she nonetheless held forth with an inspiring tribute to the solemn nature of the day noting that, “There’s no better way to see DC than on the back of a Harley,” and “I love that smell of the emissions.” That explains so much. (Here is where I, like many others, resist the urge to tell her to go suck a tailpipe.)
And just in case anyone forgot she was from Alaska, or that Todd runs the Iron Dog snowmachine race, she made sure to connect the dots in a tortured link between her family’s recreational past time and the annual rally to raise awareness of veterans’ issues, including POWs and those still missing. “My family may be used to snowmachines more so than motorcycles… but whether you’re riding the open road or the frozen tundra, you’re celebrating a free spirit. What could be more American than that?”
Hmmm…. Representative democracy? Just a thought.
In a sentiment celebrating what many felt, the spokesman for the event who had earlier said, “We can’t stop her from coming…” added today, “I’m very not appreciative of the way she came in here.”
The motorcycle rally is the launching pad for what increasingly appears to be the grizzly motorcycle mama’s bid for the Republican nomination for president in 2012. Although she strenuously insists that she’s just not sure of what her plans may be, there will coincidentally be three legs of the bus tour – one ending in New Hampshire, one in South Carolina, and one in Iowa where a full-length fluffumentary will exalt the Sarah Palin that only those with blinders still believe exists. I’m guessing somewhere in the back of the theater will be a closet with a portrait of the “real” Sarah Palin under a cloth.
Anyone so inclined, can follow Palin’s bus tour HERE. The details are as yet unknown.