by Alaska Governor Sarah Palin generates new political cottage industry known as
Palintology. (Update: Palintology has its own domain: http://palintology.com.)·
Editor and Washington Bureau Drawer Chief at PoliSat.Com.
July 13, 2009--
Alaska Governor Sarah
Palin's resignation generates a whole new political cottage industry known as
Palintology. The punditocracy confidently claims to know why she did
it, but few in the punditocracy agree on the answer. That is, of course,
the nature of the punditocracy-- each pundit confidently proclaiming prescience
with political certitude in how and why pundits with different views are
Few political figures within recent decades have generated such widespread
interest and contradictory views. Now, the Hystory
Channel puts all these views into perspective in a hystorical
docudrama titled Palintology.
Some pundits claim it's a hysterical rather than hystorical, but those are
pundits that don't understand puns. But the Hystory Channel's Palintology
docudrama puts the "pun" in pundit.
When Palin resigned as Governor of Alaska, most pundits on both the left and the
right viewed her decision through the prism of the 2012 campaign for the
presidency. However, the Hystory Channel's Palintology docudrama
shows why and how her resignation strategy focuses on 2010 rather than
The left side of the punditocracy will mock the docudrama because it portrays
humans and dinosaurs alive at the same time-- indeed, they'll claim that Palin
believes humans and dinosaurs walked the Earth in the Garden of Eden. The
left side of the punditocracy doesn't seem to understand artistic or literary
devices except when they're employed by the left to mock figures on Palin's side
of the political spectrum. Thus, the left is likely to view Palintology as
a "Creationist" view of politics.
The right side of the punditocracy is sharply divided among those who view Palin
with disdain as a political amateur unschooled in the Ivy League branch of
"conservatism" and those who view Palin as an embodiment of those by
whom William F. Buckley (at the zenith of his intellectual acuity) professed a
preference for being governed rather than the "faculties of Harvard or
Yale"-- i.e., the "first 200 people in the telephone
directory." This latter group of right-side pundits says Palin is
"the first 200 people in the telephone directory."
Wrenn, Editor at PoliSat.Com.
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