I don’t know about you, but ever since convicted felon Martha Stewart was served up as a sacrificial lamb to federal prosecutors and the SEC, I’ve become downright fond of her–even though she hawks her own steely brand of postmodern retro femininity I despise, and that inspires my friends to fantasize about making felted flower pins and seasonal holiday centerpieces. And of course, the zeal with which the SEC went after Martha Stewart is simply ludicrous in the wake of true villains Bernie Madoff, AIG, Lehman Brothers, Citibank, etc. Talk about misplaced priorities.
Anyway, “Check Martha,” is a phrase I usually dread hearing because it means I’m in for lots of craft-related discussion. Today, however, I’m happy to tell you all to “Check Martha,” because home girl is exactly right about Sarah Palin (rough interview transcription):
“She’s very boring to me. To me, kind of a dangerous person. I mean, she’s dangerous. She speaks. She’s so confused. And anyone like that in government is a real problem……I wouldnt watch her if you paid me.”
Stewart did give Palin some credit for selling a lot of books saying “Good for her,” but it sounded more like Stewart was congratulating her neighbor’s dog for not soiling on her priceless oriental entrance rug on a recent visit. Anyway….
Matt Taibbi is right (as usual)–Palin isn’t boring–Palin’s a WWE style politician, but the rest rings true.
I would love to see a head-to-head yard match up between Palin and Stewart, wouldn’t you? Maybe on Martha’s show? I have a feeling Palin would roll over and be Martha’s kitchen biatch the minute Stewart cocked one Stepford eyebrow at her. And if Palin didn’t roll, Stewart would find a new, unimaginably cruel location for Palin’s hair needles before kicking kicking her bootie from Turkey Hill all the way back to Wasilia.
You don’t mess with Martha, she’s been where you don’t want to go–and she could felt her way out of Alcatraz if she had to.
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