I’ve been following the Sarah Palin bus tour “story” with the same cynicism and disdain as Jon Stewart. But the thought occurred to me that perhaps I had seen this sort of thing before somewhere. And after rummaging through the vault of irrelevant data that is my brain, I uncovered what can only be described as a revelation.
Loyal readers, I submit that Sarah Palin is the modern day Lex Luger.
For those who had lives in the 1990’s, Lex Luger was a professional wrestler who for a time operated with an “All American” gimmick which included him travelling around the country in a custom made bus called “The Lex Express.”
The similarities between Lex Luger’s and Sarah Palin’s respective campaigns are, for lack of a better term, striking.
First, consider the similarities in patriotic transportation:
But that’s not all, here are some other ways in which Sarah Palin’s skills can be transferred to the squared circle:
|Lex Luger||Sarah Palin|
|PR Purpose||Raise money for a fake sport||Raise money for a fake campaign|
|Previously Known As||The Narcissist||The Governor|
|Loses Credibility When||Quits match||Quits being governor|
|Communicates By||Cutting flamboyant promos selling self and burying opponents||Cutting exaggerated promos selling self and burying opponents|
|Panders To:||Ignorant fanboy “marks“||Ignorant Republicans marks|
|Ultimate Goal:||Win Wrestling World Title||Win Free World Title|
|Outcome Determined By:||Backstage Politics||American Politics|
|End Result||Failed||We can only hope|
“First, consider the similarities in patriotic transportation:
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What about, say, Hillary Clinton’s “Challenges and Solutions” bus, or Howard Dean’s “Register for Change” bus( both from 2008), to mention but a few ?
Agreed on all counts. Politics is only a slightly more refined version of Pro Wrestling, regardless of your party affiliation.