Sarah Palin's million-dollar contract with Fox News has not been renewed.
Or, to use a word from the Palin Lexicon: She has been refudiated.
That's a word she created on Twitter when she wrote, "Ground Zero Mosque supporters: doesn't it stab you in the heart, as it does ours throughout the heartland? Peaceful Muslims, pls refudiate."
She says she created the word that was named "Word of the Year" by the New Oxford American Dictionary when:
"I pressed an F instead of a P and people freaked out," said Sarah, pointing out that her blunder was the second-most-searched word on Google trends. "Make lemonade out of lemons," said Sarah.Except, of course, that the 'F' and 'P' keys on a QWERTY keyboard are not near each other.
That never stopped Our Sarah. That kind of creativity can only come from Ms. Palin, when asked in a 2008 interview with Katie Couric, which newspapers or magazines she read, and her response was: "All of 'em, any of 'em that have been in front of me over all these years."
She's also the undisputed Queen of Teh Stoopid, earning her crown when she wrote about Benghazi:
"Why the lies? Why the cover up? Why the dissembling about the cause of the murder of our ambassador on the anniversary of the worst terrorist attacks on American soil? We deserve answers to this. President Obama's shuck and jive shtick with these Benghazi lies must end."Yup. She said that about the President of the United States. Who happens to be a Black man.
When she explained herself, however, she earned a jewel in her crown:
"I’ve been known to use the phrase most often when chastising my daughter Piper to stop procrastinating and do her homework. As she is part Yup’ik Eskimo, I’m not sure if this term would be deemed offensive when it’s directed at her or if it would be considered benign as in the case of Chris Matthews’ use of it in reference to Rachel Maddow," she wrote. "Just to be careful, from now on I’ll avoid using it with Piper, and I would appreciate it if the media refrained from using words and phrases like igloo, Eskimo Pie, and 'when hell freezes over,' as they might be considered offensive by my extended Alaska Native family."Even Teh Stoopid has its own sort of brilliance, as amply demonstrated in this quote.
See, she was just talking to the Leader of the Free world the way she to her daughter. Just stop procrastinating and do her homework. And, further demonstrating her firm grasp on that which is at least politically correct, she even asked the media to refrain from using words that might be offensive to her extended Alaska Native family.
Like: Igloo. Eskimo Pie. And, 'when hell freezes over'.
Makes you wonder why Fox let her go, right?
I'm hoping that this means we'll be hearing less and less from Ms. Palin, and she will become a mere footnote on the pages of American History - in the chapter entitled, "When America Lost Its Mind."
I doubt it.
She'll become famous for once being famous.
I can't imagine her running for political office - at any level - ever again. She would never take the chance of running and losing, and her chances of winning are pretty slim.
I think certain factions of what was once grand about the Grand Old Party have realized that she has seriously tarnished their "brand". My goodness, the Republicans have even capitulated on the Debt Ceiling and now, immigration. Of course, they've only done that because they know they need the Hispanic vote in order to win elections.
It's just politics.
To apply a word coined by George "Dubya" Bush, another leading intellectual of the GOP, don't "misunderestimate" Ms. Palin: she'll reappear somewhere. The Political Theater needs her like, well, like an Eskimo needs an igloo.
Her leaving Fox News - or, Fox News leaving her - is just one more positive sign of the amazing victory won in the last Presidential Election. Yes, we won re-election of Barack H. Obama - an important achievement in an of itself - but we also won an ideological struggle that has had its grip on this country since the "game change" of 2008.
No need to get all "wee-wee'd up" - as Our Sarah likes to say. She'll be fine. She's a Mama Grizzly. She can take care of herself and her young.
With apologies to Ms. Palin's extended Alaska Native family, she'll only disappear completely when hell freezes over.
Let's just say a polite but meaninful "Buh-bye" to Ms. Palin and wish her well.
And, breathe a sigh of relief.
That sound you just heard is this country, getting back on track.