What can I say?
(She gives me a boner)
At a rally today in Mesa (Arizona) feisty Queen of the Tea Party - Sarah Palin - stormed the stage and wasted no time launching full-frontal attacks on the "left", "the mainstream media", and even communist leader Fidel Castro!
It was either that time of the month, or Palin was - quite frankly - "mad as hell and not taking it anymore".
At the top of her speech - tirade? - the former gun-toting beauty Queen from the Great White North - didn't beat around the proverbial bush about the impact of the upstarts who have become known as the "Tea Party".
"It's a good thing," she hollered to a packed house of supporters (for the most part) who jumped to their feet and roared their approval.
At one point, when a heckler nearly pushed Sarah to the brink, she held back instead of lashing out and managed to avoid a nasty bit** fight.
After collecting her thoughts, she rustled up an invitation instead (tongue-in-cheek?).
"Stick around, Sir, You might learn something."
When the commotion persisted off-camera - and it appeared from Palin's reaction that supporters were interceding on her behalf in the bleachers - she huffed that it was okay for the individual to speak up.
"That's what America is all about, the right to protest."
I expect someone is cursing security in the aftermath of the embarrassing incident (in spite of the fact Sarah maintained her "cool").
The mere mention of "Obamacare" sent the audience into a tizzy.
Indeed, a loud groan signaled the disgust of tea party afficiandos in the auditorium.
"If Fidel Castro says it is a good thing, then something is wrong," she shouted out to supporters who responded with a raucous round of hoots and hollers.
At this juncture, a scuffle apparently broke out in the crowd, somewhere in front of the podium (off-camera).
"There you go again," she snipped with a touch of anger in her voice.
The incident was glaring enough to cause Palin to seize the opportunity to take pot-shots at the press.
"Now, if there was a fair mainstream media present that might be called violence."
In response to recent allegations over the past week that tea party members were engaged in violence she stressed that it was not the case.
"We get involved," she added.
"We don't believe in violence."
She accused the Democrats of twisting and distoring the facts and "changing the focus".
Meanwile, John MCain stood behind Sarah Palin with a plastic look plastered all over his face.
Anxious to move on, Palin turned her thoughts to the candidate she was there to support in the upcoming primaries.
"John MCain spoke up. He didn't go with flow."
"Dead fish go with the flow," she quipped.
She's been killing them in Alaska for years, so she should know, eh?
"They say the tea party is the party of 'no'", she hissed.
"Party of 'no', what is wrong with that?"
In fact, she asserted in no uncertain terms, that John McCain was actually leading with "ideas".
"Become part of no?," she quizzed in an afterthought.
"How 'bout - "not just no" - but hell no!"
Sounded like a lot of do-do to me!
At this point, Sarah launched into her proud to be free, ra-ra America, mantra.
"We're not going to apologize for being American."
Before inviting McCain to the podium to address the supporters present, Palin compared the World War II Hero to Ronald Reagan and Barry Goldwater in what amounted to a glowing tribute.
At the mic John McCain gushed that Sarah Palin was simply magnificent.
To avoid the likelihood of throwing up all over the television I flipped the channel.
Talk about rhetoric!
Palin lip service!