Sarah Palin

Why Do Women Make Such Good Hardline Right Wingers?

From Eva Peron to Imelda Marcos, from Sarah Palin to Michele Bachmann, what is it in the female psyche that encourages destructive hardline conservatism to surface? There’s more than a touch of Margaret Thatcher in Michele Bachmann, although Thatcher generally got her facts right; a talent that clearly eludes Bachmann, who just mistook John Wayne […]

Anti-Semite Beck Rocks Fox

I try to keep US politics to a minimum in this blog but its extremes fascinate me, and if I was an American citizen I’d be very worried right now. First we have Alaska’s own Edna Kravitz peering round her net curtains to eye her chances on the world stage (where she’ll be eaten alive). […]

Why Muslims Don’t Make Me Nervous

Washington public radio broadcaster Juan Williams just lost his job for saying the following on Fox’s Bill O’Reilly show, said: ‘I’m not a bigot. You know the kind of books I’ve written about the civil rights movement in this country. But when I get on a plane, I got to tell you, if I see […]

When Words Go Bad

Bristol Palin has refudiated her fiance again, after just 20 days. Remember ‘Quadrilogy’, the word Hollywood came up with for the ‘Alien’ boxset when they couldn’t think of ‘quartet’? I think Sarah Palin’s ‘refudiate’ deserves to be enshrined in our lexicon too, especially as her family has a reason to use it since ‘Bristol’ (not […]