Sunday, September 07, 2008

Mongering Some Gossip


The real reason I bought the National Enquirer at the supermarket yesterday was to read the article "40 Way to Be Richer Next Year." I don't think I had ever bought a supermarket tabloid before, although I might have bought the issue in which I appeared 10 years or so ago. I am against gossip mongering since the Bible says gossip mongerers will spend eternity in hell, along with people who call their brothers fools. I don't want to stretch the count to two strikes, so I stay away from gossip mongering.

But when I discovered that the first tip on "40 Ways You Can Be Richer Next Year" is "Make sure the coils on your refrigerator are clean and dust-free" and the second tip is to "Skip Blockbuster or Netflix for your home movie entertainment," I was about to throw the magazine away, when it sort of happened to fall open on the article, "Sarah Palin's Dark Secrets: Affair That Nearly Ruined Her Career; How She Tried to Cover up Teen Daughter's Pregnancy; Family War That Exposed Her Lies." I am pretty sure that if I had bothered to read the other 38 ways you can be richer next year, one of them would have been, "Don't Throw Away, Without Reading, Trashy Tabloid That You Have Already Paid For," so I went ahead and skimmed the article.

So, here's what it said about the affair. In toto. "Another incredible allegation emerging from the family war is that Palin, a mother of five, had an affair with a former business associate of her fisherman husband, Todd. Todd discovered the affair and quickly dissolved his friendship and his business associations with the guy," charges an enemy. "Many people in Alaska are talking about the rumor and say "Todd swept it under the rug."

What?? That's it? I can find out more by reading The Smoking Gun, which has copies of a motion by a former Palin business associate, Scott Richter, to seal his divorce files. (Not that his divorce files contain any salacious details, he just wants the files closed so reporters won't have access to his telephone number and keep calling him.)

You probably already know about another Palin lie; that she sold the Alaska government jet on e-Bay, further embellished by John McCain that she made a profit on the sale. She didn't. As the Chicago Tribune and many other news outlets have reported, she listed it; got one bid and finally sold it through a broker (who happens to be a donor to her campaign) at a loss.

Oh well. If anyone has even one idea on how to be richer next year, let me know, I need all the help I can get. I've been investing in the Bush stock market the last eight years. But please don't tell me that if we get four more years of Republican economics, I would be better off burying my money in a coffee can in the back yard. I already know that.

1 comment:

PG said...

Cassandra here.

The election is all about Sarah Palin now. It has been wrested away from Barack Obama and I don't think he will ever regain his footing.

Sarah Palin is George Bush. Like GWB or the Blues Brothers, she sees our presence in Iraq as a "mission from God." She wants creationism in the schools. Her utterly failed "abstinence only" education continues to be funded, to disastrous results. (See http://takeoutside.blogspot.com/2008/09/lets-talk-about-sex.html)

I think it is quite possible that the Republican movers engineered and timed her nomination from some time back. The claims of her not having been vetted properly don't make much difference, considering how George W. Bush's background was filled with cocaine, drunkenness, and all manner of ill doing that was handily obliterated by the clever Rove operatives.

They knew they could spin any pretty face into a force that would appeal to the white fearful base.

The American public has a history of voting against intelligence. Barack Obama is intelligent. Push has come to shove and I'm doubtful he will win the election.

I predict we will have eight more years of James Dobson as president.