Glenn and Sarah: An Extraordinary Correspondence:
So it was that, in the wake of the tragic murders and the attempted assassination in Tucson, Arizona, committed by Jared Lee Loughner, whose mug shot should be put in the dictionary under "crazier than a shit fight in a monkey house," an amazing epistolary relationship was launched. Radio babbler and Fox "news" host Glenn Beck and Fox "news" personality and reality television star Sarah Palin, two people whose names have been connected to the shootings in that they have presented America as a place ripe for violence and hopped-up on gun love, wrote to each other tender words of support.
In other words, they made the killing of a 9 year-old girl and a federal judge all about them.
On the radio, Beck read his initial missive: "Sarah, as you know, peace is always the answer. I know you are feeling the same heat, if not much more on this. I want you to know you have my support. But please look into protection for your family. An attempt on you could bring the republic down." Yes, the nation, which survived the Civil War, would certainly become a mere Atlantis after a Sarah Palin murder (it can't be an assassination because she's not, you know, governor anymore). "There are nutjobs on all sides," Beck continued. Then the man who routinely talks about the nation crumbling and dark days and armageddon decried all violence. (Note: what would happen if Palin was killed would be an outpouring of idiot rage, followed by an orgy of random shootings, a lot of spousal abuse, and much sad, weeping masturbation done to images of her winking.)
Palin responded to Beck's letter with, "I hate violence. I hate war. Our children will not have peace if politicos just capitalize on this to succeed in portraying anyone as inciting terror and violence. Thanks for all you do to send the message of truth and love and God as the answer." The Rude Pundit imagines she was talking specifically about her own kids and not children in general, the majority of whom probably don't give flea fart's worth of thought to who is portrayed as inciting violence. So, sure, feel crappy for Piper having to hear that her mom is an uncontrollable, gun-fellating attention whore who would sell Trig for medical experiments if it got her five more minutes of spotlight time.
Thus, their extraordinary correspondence concluded, they could both go back to paranoiac fantasies about their worth in the world, deluding themselves that, while, yes, having no direct blame, they certainly can't be expected to be self-reflective.