Monday, July 23, 2012

The Big Tent

In which our favorite honorary Kardashian gets her party invite lost in the mail:

The Mitt Romney campaign hasn’t invited Sarah Palin to speak at — or even attend — next month’s Republican National Convention, in Tampa, Newsweek’s Peter Boyer reported. The convention schedule is still in flux, according to convention spokesman James Davis.

“While convention planning is well underway, we have not made any decisions on program schedule or speakers at this time,” Davis said. “We will announce those details closer to the event.

Ahahaha. Yes, with the convention hardly a month away, they're still trying to decide who's going to appear and speak. Hilarious. Well, Our Girl knows how to take a diss from The Man:

Palin surely knows that the official schedule isn’t set, but that didn’t prevent her from pouncing at Boyer’s inquiry, saying she suspects she’s “not the only one accepting consequences for calling out both sides of the aisle” and that “in accepting those consequences... you don’t invite yourself to the Big Dance.”

Especially if she or one of her offspring has a conflicting reality-show appearance. No, seriously, I think a good chunk of America, cognitively dissonant and downright schizophrenic on a lot of things, simultaneously wants Palin both to go away and to speak at the convention. She's the gift that keeps on giving, and when their lead horse has all the zip of a jar of Miracle Whip, anything to keep awake would be helpful.

It's going to be a desultory affair anyway -- Tampa in August, the summer swelter and the palmetto bugs, the refusal by their most recent successes to drop by and sit a spell, brag about their numinous achievements. Basically a four-day circle-jerk to keep Jonah Goldberg and the rest of the hangers-on believin' just one more time.

The Democrats may not have a whole hell of a lot to offer, but if the Mittster insists on leaving all the pepper at home, he's going to be outclassed by any random Dem back-bencher they throw up there.

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