Republican failed VP candidate Sarah Palin, who trademarked her name and was accused of exploiting her office for personal gain by wearing the logo of the company sponsoring her husband during her brief stint as Governor of Alaska, is writing a book criticizing the “over-commercialism” of Christmas. Yes, that would be the excessive emphasis on profit that Palin is complaining about, as she uses Christmas to turn a profit for herself.
Finally, someone who knows how to value the “Christ in Chrimstas” (donate to her PAC now!) is going to take this country back with her literary skills. Some in the media, and certainly her fans, think this means she’s baaaack.
Sorry, but no. Palin is just doing a drive-by cash pick up from the easily exploitable. This is just like musicians who do a Christmas album for a quick and dirty payday. Christmas is the ultimate cash grab for any American Brand.
“A Happy Holiday IS a Merry Christmas” will arrive in bookstores this November, just in time to rake in some more cash for the less than relevant celeb-pol. In it, she will scold all the Scrooges who want to take Christ out of Christmas (not a joke).
“Amidst the fragility of this politically correct era, it is imperative that we stand up for our beliefs before the element of faith in a glorious and traditional holiday like Christmas is marginalized and ignored,” Ms. Palin said in a statement released by her publisher, HarperCollins.
Palin will also be seen once again at CPAC, just in time to remind conservatives that she
needs some more cash still loves the cause. This year she’s getting big time love, with more speaking time than Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan, Rand Paul, and Donald Trump. In fact, Palin is second after new rising star Ted Cruz (R-TX). This should help her sell a few more bricks of fake gold to the masses.
There’s always a new rising star in the conservative movement, as the previous beloveds get outed for being con artists and grifters only enriching themselves at the trough of willing ignorance and endless anger endemic within the modern conservative movement.
She’s still prickly after all these years, especially when someone pokes fun of her propensity for making up words. She got off a round of friendly fire against two-time Daytona 500 winner Michael Waltrip, who attributed his use of the word “strategery” to her, by tweeting, “Hey Waltrip, final lap & you still don’t have your facts right. Get some “strategery” and check your facts before you shoot off your mouth.” Yes, Palin did say that, but before she said it, it was a Will Ferrell Saturday Night Live joke aimed at another Republican brain trust, George W. Bush.
Palin should chill, because Christmas comes early at CPAC, where ethics aren’t an issue and the ability to sell crap to the willingly exploited is revered.
Nothing says Sarah Palin like complaining about the very thing she is doing as she complains, projecting that onto the evil liberals, and managing to turn that into cold, hard cash. Ironically, Sarah Palin is the commercialization of Christ as a brand. The Sarah Palin faux bus tour for pretend president for Jesus should have been a clue.
The modern day conservative movement has proven that there is no easier way to make money in this country than to use Jesus and resentment against liberals and minorities in order to sell crap to conservatives. I’m sure Jesus is pleased, preaching as he did the shining hope evoked by cash grabs based on hate.
Conservatives who want to put the Christ back in Christmas with some good, old-fashioned resentment are going to need to lay down some cash for the Tea Party queen first. Apparently, they can’t even find fictional persecution on their own. To this, too, they must be led and they’re happy to pay for it.
Image: Sarah Palin shopping in Los Angeles
Ms. Jones is the co-founder/ editor-in-chief of PoliticusUSA and a member of the White House press pool.
Sarah hosts Politicus News and co-hosts Politicus Radio. Her analysis has been featured on several national radio, television news programs and talk shows, and print outlets including Stateside with David Shuster, as well as The Washington Post, The Atlantic Wire, CNN, MSNBC, The Week, The Hollywood Reporter, and more.
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