Thursday, October 09, 2008
Paglia on Palin
I find Paglia one of the most interesting writers around.
"One of the most idiotic allegations batting around out there among urban media insiders is that Palin is “dumb.” Are they kidding? What level of stupidity is now par for the course in those musty circles? (The value of Ivy League degrees, like sub-prime mortgages, has certainly been plummeting. As a Yale Ph.D., I have a perfect right to my scorn.) People who can’t see how smart Palin is are trapped in their own narrow parochialism — the tedious, hackneyed forms of their upper-middle-class syntax and vocabulary."
Very interesting course this week - the picture above was taken with my camera-phone from my bedroom window - but can't really talk about it on the blog, sorry.
It's also been very good for me to have been away from computer and media for three days (tho' I did take my laptop and watched some old BSG episodes) - I actually feel more spiritually refreshed from this time away than I did from my retreat.
McCain seems to have completely lost it electorally (which means my prediction was completely wrong!) and that's fair enough. If Obama wins I shall wish him the very best of luck. But...
Palin-Jindal 2012!!! (he says with a big grin)