Hong Kong Palin: Sarah’s Latest 2012 Gimmick

In what’s been described as the “American Ding Dong goes to Hong Kong” by astute international posters, Mrs. Sarah Palin (failed beauty contestant, failed VP candidate, and aborted first term Governor) has been asked to speak at the CLSA Investment Convention in Hong Kong, where she will give a speech on a topic such as geopolitics.

Let that sink in for a few minutes, and if you’re not cringing yet, here’s some Sarah Speak to jog your memory:

“Oil of coal, of course, is a fungible commodity and they don’t flag, ya know, the molecules where, where it’s going to, where it’s not, but and in the, in the sense of the Congress today they know our very, very hungry domestic markets that need that oil first. So I believe that what Congress is going to do also is not to allow the export bans to such a degree that it’s Americans who get stuck holding the bag without the energy source that is produced here, pumped here; it’s gotta flow into our domestic markets first.”

That, of course, was her “answer” to a question regarding ….oh, well, it doesn’t really matter what the question was, does it? Wink, wink. It’s worthy of a luminary, no? That person can talk about geopolitics, sure, no problem, you betcha!

“Our keynote speakers are notable luminaries who often address topics that go beyond traditional finance such as geopolitics,” CLSA company spokeswoman Simone Wheeler said in a statement.

However, The Asia Sentinel wasn’t quite as generous:

“Former US Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, who is viewed with equal fervor as an ignorant fool or the voice of the common man by those who either loathe or love her, is coming to Hong Kong to seek international street cred.

The decision to bring in Palin as keynote speaker has been met with incredulity from many among the business community in Hong Kong.

“Honestly? This isn’t a hoax?” asked the managing director of a Hong Kong business chain. “It’s entertaining perhaps, in a road accident sort of way! Now I’ve seen everything.”

Another investor, however, suggested:

“…It might be a way of ingratiating with Beijing by making America look ridiculous,” he fumed.”

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Owww.

This will be Sarah’s third trip out of the country, and her first to Asia. She’s had a passport for under 2 years. Currently, Sarah’s busy emailing her father (from an undisclosed location) questions about how may points she scored in her high school basketball games. This activity has been described as “writing her book”. Looks like Sarah’s building her resume! Woot, woot! Take that, evil liberals!

Ooopsie, not so fast. Here comes The Business Insider’s take:

“CLSA, the Asia-focused broker who invited Mrs. Palin as keynote speaker
for an Asian investment conference, is well known for their cheeky takes on investment research.

In the past, they’ve polled Asian fortune tellers for index targets, hired anime cartoonists to draw Japanese research, and generally love to push the boundaries between entertainment and analysis. They are a real research firm, it’s just that they love to sprinkle in some hilarity every now and then as a smart marketing gimmick.”

http://www.businessinsider.com/sara-palin-just-another-clsa-practical-joke-2009-9

Oh, snap!

So, while she’ll be sure to humiliate and embarrass America internationally as she gets punk’d (aka,”speaks”), we can comfort ourselves with the knowledge that at least we’re manufacturing something here in America.

Even if it is only a cheap GOP gimmick, albeit one dressed in red patent leather peep-toes and a miniskirt. After all, an export is an export. Yes, take heart, America; Sarah’s “geopolitical” speech outta be a comedy goldmine!

Luminary, or gimmick? I’ll go get ya’ some, and I’ll get right back to ya’.

Dim Sum sure to follow.

10 Replies to “Hong Kong Palin: Sarah’s Latest 2012 Gimmick”

  1. Maybe she’s wanted by the FBI or something, so when she tries to reenter the country, they’ll haul her away.

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  3. …an embarrassment! I cringe thinking about her over there – thinking that she is seriously qualified to SPEAK to these people! (shudder)

    Leah

  4. if you look at the republican party, specifically, the ones who will vote in the primary, you can see how someone like palin will have a very large and strong base. most only watch fox news for their news and are easily swayed to vote against their own interests. it is truly unfortunate, but i still believe she will be opposing barack in 2012. though like you said, it will probably be quite fortunate for obama if she is the opposing candidate since it will make him look like a very strong candidate.

  5. Since she thought she had foreign policy experience just because she thought she could see Russia from Alaska, imagine how this experience will fill her head with delusions of grandeur.

    Fun times for America when the narcissistic princess is careening dangerously toward a run for the WH.

  6. Obviously your disrespect and vile comments about someone that you;ve never met or know ..makes you seem like the hick you accuse Palin of being.

    Grow up little kid and stop calling real adults names.

    BTW…its not surprising that foreigners who know little of Palin except what they read in the media..may not have the highest opinion of her…since the mostly left wing media has done it’s best to destroy her reputation and marginalize her.

    In the end, she will rise or fall on her own merits and not what you and others in the left wing “Obamamania” media print about her.
    I am sure that when she gets to speak with and meet these incredulous foreigners face to face..they will see that the caricature portrayed by the media in the US is nothing like the real thing…For one thing, the Chinese will love Palin because unlike Obama..she will protect the US Dollar and their investment…and she can balance a checkbook..something most politicians in Washington can;t do..apparently.,,,so who’s the dummy again?

  7. the US dollar? In what way?

    How did she balance a checkbook? She entered Wasilla as it had a surplus, and left it 20 million in debt.

    Same scenario with AK. Do you have any idea how much she expanded government during her brief, aborted term as governor?

    I don’t know where you get your facts, but perhaps by “Obamamania media”, you mean truth and accuracy. And perhaps the Sarah Cult can’t bear hearing the truth, so they label the truth as “partisan” in an attempt to discredit it.

    I’ve read the budgets for Wasilla and AK during her terms. Have you?

    Point out where I called Sarah Palin a “hick”? It never happened. I don’t happen to need to stoop to such language; I leave that to her cult, who can never articulate their positions without accusing me of being “elite trailer trash” (my favorite), etc. My, my your prejudices show. What have you against “hicks”, anyway?

    Thank you for your concern regarding my manners.You call it “manners” but really, you merely object to the truth and have no other recourse than to attempt to shame me into silence, since the facts are not on your side.

    You are certainly not the first Palin Cult member to do a hit and run here, and I’m sure you won’t be the last.

    Good day.

  8. Cry all you want fact the Chinese loves Obama the world loves Obama except a few racist like yourself. Next, the only reason a turd like Palin ok lump O’Shit like Palin is to show she has international merits she does not and will only embarrass the US and herself. Her IQ is lower than your and that’s pretty damn low, I not saying you are dumb but plants at least lean to the life giving sun.

  9. I wonder how her wink mannerism will go over?

    Or her utter lack of articulate speaking — that tends to show up even more strongly when the speaker is using a language that is not native to the audience. I have this image in my mind’s eye of the audience turning to each other during Palin talking, shrugging in puzzlement….

    So…Palin can balance a checkbook you say? Looked at Wassilla and Alaska’s finances, post Palin? And you still say that with a straight face?

    Ohhhhhh….NOT with a straight face?

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