Is there anything more unintentionally hilarious than Sarah Palin lecturing TV viewers about the value of hard work? Palin - the former VP candidate who became famous for her intellectual laziness, who subsequently walked out of her job as governor of Alaska, quit the bus tour that was teased as a precursor to a 2012 presidential candidacy, quit her job at Fox News because it was supposedly important to broaden her horizons and then quit her own quitting to return to Fox, as a contributor, not a full-time employee - THAT Sarah Palin was the person Fox News host (and Palin BFF) Greta Van Susteren turned to for for her special brand of insight into remarks by Ashton Kutcher about how opportunities comes from working hard and a good work ethic.
The discussion occurred at about 5:31 into Van Susteren's 11-minute chat with Palin last night on On The Record. The first five minutes or so were devoted to a racist Department of Homeland Security worker. Predictably, he's black - because black racism is the only kind that Fox ever sees and/or cares about. I'll get to more of that in a later post.
In the clip, Kutcher talked about not quitting one job until you have another. Palin, apparently missing the irony, said, "That was inspiring" when it was all over. But she wasn't through:
This younger generation, they need to hear this, that man was created to work. That's where we get our sense of self and this productivity that's so needed, not just economically but emotionally, spiritually, psychologically in our country. Lifting up the worker! His speech was all about that blue collar, you know, Carhartts and steel-toed boots that so many of us respect.
Also missing the irony, Van Susteren broke in to say that Congress and Obama's U.N. ambassador needs to hear Kutcher's advice. But Palin continued:
Got a lot of work to do but this is a step. Greatly appreciated coming out of Hollywood. I think that a lot of that is those heartland roots that are in Ashton Kutcher. ...I love it.
From there, Van Susteren asked Palin about rumors she might be thinking of running for Senate. Palin talked about the importance of unseating the Democratic incumbent but doing the work herself? Apparently, she's not inspired enough just yet. "The door is never going to be closed in terms of opportunity that could be out there to serve people who are deserving of those with common sense, conservative values," she insisted. But, "As of this day, I am not planning to run for the U.S. Senate."
Anybody besides me see Neil Cavuto as Tattoo? :)
Don’t just vote nationally, vote locally too, or this is what we end up with.
“Reminds me of Cheney hunting quail from an suv.”
LMAO! I’ll bet the house Cheney shot out all four of its tires!
“THE PALIN! THE PALIN!”