Idiocy, say you? I would submit that, whether by design or accident, she may, for once, have stumbled upon some iota of truth.crooksandliars.com wrote:Whether by design or accident, she never fails to drop some tidbit that sends the idiocy scale off the charts. Called in by Fox News to deconstruct President Obama's speech, she wonders aloud whether the Libya action is a war, an intervention or a "squirmish".
According to the Urban Dictionary: Squirmish.
- A verbal stoush between two or more parties that is so petty, pointless, misinformed or ill-conceived that it makes witnesses wince with embarrassment, or so uncomfortable that they don't know where to look.
- physically manifesting an emotional reaction to something perceived as disgusting; recoiling uncomfortably from something perceived as offensive; combination of squirmy and squeamish
- n) A squirmy skirmish, as in a tickle fight
I'm beginning to understand why an army of fascinated Palintologists follow her like rabid lemmings, scribbling and twittering her every utterance."Are we at war? I haven’t heard the president say that we are at war. And that’s why I too [don’t know] do we use the term intervention, do we use war, do we use squirmish?” -- Sarah Palin
And a child shall lead them.......
Was this simply another comic mispronunciation, or is Palin subtly exposing her wider range of brilliance by employing obscure street lingo to accurately describe the Lybian conflict in terms elusive to virtually everyone else on the planet?
We can advance assumptions based on past performance, but after careful scrutiny, we still don't know. Therein lies the mystery (and bafflement) that often serves to elevate the bland and blase to heights of mythological greatness.
Well played, Sarah Palin. Well played.
Richard Roeper - Chicago Sun-Times
And now, something completely different.................
Humor is the affectionate communication of insight.