Sarah Palin once again put the offensive in charm offensive as she took to the media in an effort to give her image a facelift, granting an extensive interview with Esquire magazine . She certainly made an impression, but not necessarily one that would make anyone think better of her. You'd think she'd have learned the lesson about not giving interviews that make you look stupid. To wit:
1. ESPN: The Child. She says her daughter Bristol was named after ESPN, which has its headquarters in Bristol. I'm not going to criticize someone for naming their child after ESPN's headquarters. If she really loved ESPN, it might be cool. But in Palin's case, ESPN was the inspiration because she wanted to be a sportscaster. This would be a cool reason to name your child after ESPN ... IF YOU BECAME A SPORTSCASTER. But alas, Palin decided not to. Why? Because ... wait for it ... she didn't want to move to Bristol! So Bristol is good enough to name your child after, but not good enough to move to. But, if that is really the reason, and not some attempt to pander to her old pal "Joe Sixpack" then she should throw in a bunch of other inspirations for the same name. Apparently, not only was ESPN the reason, but she also worked at a hotel called the Bristol Inn. And if that wasn't enough, her husband grew up in Bristol Bay. Ok, this is getting rediculous. Each one of these 'inspirations' is a completely stupid thing to name your kid after. When you add up a three stupid things, you get ... an even stupider thing. I can't wait to see her inspiration for Trig and Piper ("Uhhh, I failed Trig in high school and Piper Perabo is my favorite actress").
2. Bloggers Suck. Palin also lashed out at "bored, anonymous, pathetic bloggers who lie." Assuming she reads more blogs than newspapers and magazines, I can only assume this very blog is the type of blog she's bashing. But, loyal readers will note that I always cite my sources. So, I may be anonymous, bored, and pathetic, but I do NOT lie. That said, Palin has shown time and time again that she does lie.
3. Sports Makes You Smart: Palin also said "Everything I ever needed to know I learned through sports." This is just too easy, coming from the candidate for Vice President who was unable to name a single magazine or newspaper that she reads. Apparently "sports" taught her how to deal with the Russians, fix the economy, and run an effective political campaign. This may explain why she became such a laughingstock.
4. She loves Carmex. Nothing funny there. But I'm not sure why you'd bother to mention it.