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In Her Defense, I'm Sure the Moose Had It Coming
"Unless you've never worn leather shoes, sat upon a leather chair or eaten
meat, save your condemnation."
The snotty quote was posted by Sarah Palin on (like all the great frontier women who've come before her) her Facebook page to respond to the criticism she knew and hoped would be coming after she hunted, killed and carved up a Caribou during a segment of her truly awful reality show, Sarah Palin's Alaska, broadcast on The-Now-Hilariously-Titled Learning Channel.
I eat meat, chicken and fish, have shoes and furniture made of leather, and
PETA is not ever going to put me on the cover of their brochure and for these
reasons Palin thinks it's hypocritical of me to find what she did heart-stoppingly
disgusting. I don't think it is, and here's why.
I'm able to make a distinction between you and me without feeling the least bit hypocritical. I don't watch snuff films and you make them. You weren't killing that animal for food or shelter or even fashion, you were killing it for fun. You enjoy killing animals. I can make the distinction between the two of us but I've tried and tried and for the life of me, I can't make a distinction between what you get paid to do and what Michael Vick went to prison for doing. I'm able to make the distinction with no pangs of hypocrisy even though I get happy every time one of you faux-macho shitheads accidentally shoots another one of you in the face.
So I don't think I will save my condemnation, you phony pioneer girl. (I'm in
film and television, Cruella, and there was an insert close-up of your manicure
while you were roughing it in God's country. I know exactly how many feet off
camera your hair and make-up trailer was.)
(Let me be the first to say that I abused cocaine and was arrested for it in
April 2001. I want to be the first to say it so that when Palin's Army of
Arrogant Assholes, bereft of any reasonable rebuttal, write it all over the
internet tomorrow they will at best be the second.)