This is literally AMAZING.
While channel-surfing this weekend, you may have stumbled across a little reality series known as Sarah Palin's Alaska, which features the Vice-Presidential candidate sashaying all over the state with various weapons, a whole lot of thinly-veiled right wing bullshit, but not even a fragment of self-awareness.
Sunday's episode involved Palin hunting and killing wild Alaskan Caribou, because as she explains, they were running low on their reserves, and since in Alaska there's not one grocery store for - and we quote - "200 or 300 miles," the only option they have up there is to kill their own food!
Well, it seems acclaimed writer Aaron Sorkin didn't take too kindly to the aforementioned episode, and wrote the following SCATHING response entitled In Her Defense, I'm Sure the Moose Had It Coming!
Please enjoy! It's pretty much work of art!
"Unless you've never worn leather shoes, sat upon a leather chair or eaten meat, save your condemnation."
You're right, Sarah, we'll all just go fuck ourselves now.
The snotty quote was posted by Sarah Palin on (like all the great frontier women who've come before her) her Facebook page to respond to the criticism she knew and hoped would be coming after she hunted, killed and carved up a Caribou during a segment of her truly awful reality show, Sarah Palin's Alaska, broadcast on The-Now-Hilariously-Titled Learning Channel.
I eat meat, chicken and fish, have shoes and furniture made of leather, and PETA is not ever going to put me on the cover of their brochure and for these reasons Palin thinks it's hypocritical of me to find what she did heart-stoppingly disgusting. I don't think it is, and here's why.
Like 95% of the people I know, I don't have a visceral (look it up) problem eating meat or wearing a belt. But like absolutely everybody I know, I don't relish the idea of torturing animals. I don't enjoy the fact that they're dead and I certainly don't want to volunteer to be the one to kill them and if I were picked to be the one to kill them in some kind of Lottery-from-Hell, I wouldn't do a little dance of joy while I was slicing the animal apart.
I'm able to make a distinction between you and me without feeling the least bit hypocritical. I don't watch snuff films and you make them. You weren't killing that animal for food or shelter or even fashion, you were killing it for fun. You enjoy killing animals. I can make the distinction between the two of us but I've tried and tried and for the life of me, I can't make a distinction between what you get paid to do and what Michael Vick went to prison for doing. I'm able to make the distinction with no pangs of hypocrisy even though I get happy every time one of you faux-macho shitheads accidentally shoots another one of you in the face.
So I don't think I will save my condemnation, you phony pioneer girl. (I'm in film and television, Cruella, and there was an insert close-up of your manicure while you were roughing it in God's country. I know exactly how many feet off camera your hair and make-up trailer was.)
And you didn't just do it for fun and you didn't just do it for money. That was the first moose ever murdered for political gain. You knew there'd be a protest from PETA and you knew that would be an opportunity to hate on some people, you witless bully. What a uniter you'd be — bringing the right together with the far right.
(Let me be the first to say that I abused cocaine and was arrested for it in April 2001. I want to be the first to say it so that when Palin's Army of Arrogant Assholes, bereft of any reasonable rebuttal, write it all over the internet tomorrow they will at best be the second.)
I eat meat, there are leather chairs in my office, Sarah Palin is deranged and The Learning Channel should be ashamed of itself.
We believe that's called getting served! And holy shit, did he ever!
Agree with him or not, you have to admit - boy knows how to argue his case!
We can't even begin to imagine what Sarah is going to have to say in response to THAT! Dare she even try?!
Who are we kidding?! Of course she - or Bristol - will!
What do U think?? Team Sarah or Team Sorkin??
[Images via WENN.]