Friday, November 21, 2008

Callous Sarah Palin Averts Eyes to Turkey Suffering

As any regular visitor of my blog knows, I am no fan of Sarah Palin, but I'm about to defend her from the latest round of negative publicity she's getting. According to this article (with YouTube video embedded) the governor was invited to a turkey farm to pardon one of the birds that was about to be slaughtered for someone's Thanksgiving meal. "After the pardon Palin proceeded to do an interview with a local TV station while the turkeys were being SLAUGHTERED in the background!! Seemingly oblivious to the gruesomeness going on over her shoulder, she carries on talking for over three minutes." Three minutes? Oblivious to gruesomeness? She should be taken out and stoned, right? Wrong.

This is a woman who shoots caribou for sport. What does the author expect Palin to do? Put a full body tackle on the dude in the trucker hat that's shoving turkeys into a life-ending device of some sort whilst screaming "Noooo, not the turkeys!!"? Less than a week from now, millions of Americans are going to gather around the table to enjoy a delicious feast of turkey that met its demise in this exact manner. You may not like Sarah Palin, but if you want to stop the "SLAUGHTER" of turkeys, or if you feel that this is "kind of gruesome", you need to look a bit further than Alaska's governor or even Trucker Hat for a villain. I'm afraid those millions of turkey-eating Americans, many of whom voted for Obama are the real bad guys.

4 comments:

movie buff said...

this interview demonstrates Sarah Palin's cunning ability to use the media for her own ends. For example, the turkey in the background is designed to appear accidental... in reality she put that flailing bird directly behind her to warn anyone who might oppose her rise to power: Submit now or die.

Anonymous said...

I suspect that killing animals for food or pleasure (i.e. wolves and caribou) is such an everyday part of her life that a few turkeys going to the guillotine wouldn't even touch her radar screen. I grew up on a farm and believe me, things happen. in case you wonder or even care, I'm NOT a vegetarian.

Steve said...

Sarah Palin is indeed a shrewd media personality. That she continues to find ways to get on TV (or web video) and have people talking about her is a testament to her understanding of how this country works. Like her or not, she's not going away quietly. And I fully agree with I For One here. Too many people don't think beyond the supermarket when considering food. For them, I recommend reading Michael Pollan's Omnivore's Dilemma. It will change the way you think about food and eating, guaranteed.

I For One..... said...

Yipes, movie buff. Now I'm a little afraid of Palin. I'm worried that she'll stumble on my little blog and I'll wake up with a dead horse in my bed the next morning.