I will be the first to admit that I don’t know the first thing, nor do I give a flying rat’s flatulent expression, about politics. If you asked me what, or even if, I think of Sarah Palin, ex-governor of Alaska, then the answer to both questions would be, “Meh.”
That is, until Monday, when she posted on facebook, “Fisker Automotive… a losing tax-subsidized venture joins other losing tax-subsidized venture joins other past losers like the Obama-subsidized Volt that gets 40 miles per battery charge, or like the Obama-subsidized Tesla that turns into a “brick” when the battery completely discharges and then costs $40,000 to repair.”
So, because some government-backed ventures fail, that makes them all losers? Would any of our more politically-minded followers care to mention other government-backed ventures that failed utterly? The US continuing presence in Afghanistan, perhaps?
Anyways, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk responded on Twitter, “Palin calls Tesla a loser. Am deeply wounded. Btw, Model S warranty does cover ‘bricking’.” Yes, some companies fail, and some succeed. Tesla Motors is a rousing success, just posted its first full quarter of profitability, and is paying its loans back on time. “Loser,” indeed.
What one word can I come up with that expresses the level of disdain I have for Mrs. Palin’s addlebrained, boneheaded, and featherbrained comment? I love this entry on thesaurus.com under ignoramus, which is very enlightening.
UPDATE: In case it isn’t obvious, everything outside of the second paragraph doesn’t count as Sarah Palin’s Words, which is why I was careful to keep her quote separate from everything else and provide a link to the source, so you can read it for yourself. If you have a problem with my opinion, then that is your opinion, not a grammatical error.