Sarah Palin has reportedly filed applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to trademark the names "Sarah Palin" and "Bristol Palin."
Has this lady no shame? Apparently she thinks that just the sight and sound of her name has become a valuable money making device. Maybe she’s right. By all accounts she does make big money now on her name alone, as there’s not much substance beyond that and her all American good looks.
Now she needs a monopoly on “Sarah Palin” so she can remain first and only to cash in. And it’s working for her. Next, she’ll probably try to wrangle space for herself and daughter on Mt. Rushmore. Move over Abraham Lincoln. So far, there appear no limits to Sarah Palin’s arrogance.
Sarah Palin is the latest example of a politician in politics solely for the fame and money. To her everlasting credit, she doesn’t even try to disguise that fact. She’s clearly no diplomat, scholar, or stateswoman. If Sarah Palin has ever entertained an original political thought, the public record doesn’t disclose to us exactly what it is. She does a great job though as a magpie repeating endlessly the talking points of the social conservative religious right. She’s good at preaching to that choir.
Can you imagine George Washington quitting his important high profile job as general of the colonial army during the Revolutionary War so he could make more money with speaking engagements and starring in his own theatrical reality show? Would that have helped him become president?
Sarah Palin wasn’t making enough money as governor of Alaska, and the daily grind of work was way too hard on her. Then all of a sudden she was blessed by the political gods. After her losing stint as Republican vice presidential candidate in 2008, she couldn’t resist the opportunity to capitalize on her new found fame as a rising star in the Republican party. She quit the governor job and has since pursued fame and money to the max. It doesn’t take a genius, however, to figure out that game won’t get your pretty face carved on Mt. Rushmore, much less elected president.
As an ostensible proponent of free markets and limited government, I probably will agree with much of her political spiel, but somehow, in light of everything else about Sarah Palin, it all seems so empty and phony coming from such an unabashed political opportunist.
Sarah Palin might be a momma grizzly alright, but she sure ain’t no Maggie Thatcher.