Thursday 14 December 2017

Sarah Palin plumbs new depths with 'speak American' rant

By david looby

Sarah Palin
Sarah Palin

The Little Fella spoke his first sentence last week. Coming second after The Whirlwind Princess, all of his achievements are not chronicled in the same way, but heard through a half opened door, it was a wonderful milestone.

Of course, he's probably rattled off hundreds of sentences already, unbeknownst to us, in his lilting, sing song voice.

These half formed, fully mouthed words, are beautiful to behold, from 'mowah' for more, to 'bawl' for ball, to 'ow' for out.

He had a cracker last weekend, when he proclaimed that he wanted his 'T-sh*t', meaning shirt.

When it comes to mispronouncing, misinterpreting and basically misunderstanding the English language, few rank up there with the gaffe prone Alaskan senator Sarah Palin.

Last week she urged immigrants to America to learn to speak American.

No need for Wikipedia here. American, as a language, probably should exist insofar as millions of Americans are concerned, but it doesn't because a perfectly good language that they already use called English is extant, used, rapped about, sang, mouthed by children, used in the Palin household, quite vociferously at times, I imagine.

As someone who will be voting in next year's American election, through birthright as my mother hails from New York state, I am spoiled for choice in terms of who I will not be voting for, but the candidate to vote for, remains shadowy.

I will be voting Democrat, I know that much, as under President Barack Obama and President Bill Clinton, two burning Bush's before him, they achieved real and positive change for a country which is a second home to me.

Although straight talking, no holds barred Palin is not in the mix, equally infuriatingly Donald Trump is and he's leading the polls!

America has a history of voting in celebrities and it doesn't work. Trump's trump card has been his Bulworth-like ability to shoot from the hip and call things as he sees them. His ID has run away with the Republican show and in the process, won over millions of disgruntled American's. Trump has managed to alieante even more voters, however, by suggesting that Mexicans who cross into America are rapists. He also made a regrettable comment about a TV presenter who grilled him during a debate.

Here you have someone who is used to having everyone say yes to him. He has more money than sense and that goes a long way in America.

In an interview with CNN's Jake Trapper that aired Sunday on 'State of the Union,' Palin said that presidential hopeful Bush Mark III, (Aka Jeb), benefits from his being fluent in Spanish.

'We have a large and wonderful Hispanic population building America, and that's a great connection he has with them,' she said. Palin, however, continued saying that 'on the other hand, I think we can send a message and say, "You want to be in America, A, you'd better be here legally or you're out of here. B, when you're here, let's speak American."'

Que palms slapping their own faces around the globe.

The Little Fella can get away with saying anything and it's cute, but when it's a former vice presedential candidate, you know a country has hit comedic gold.

So here's to a fascinating 14 months across the pond, while we have to put up with Joan, Inda and the cowboys and Endians here in Ireland.

Wexford People

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