There is apparently a Controversy involving Sarah Palin and a halibut.
Sarah Palin is under fire for clubbing a fish to death on her new reality TV show.
The Tea Party darling and her daughter Bristol, 20, were shown on a halibut fishing trip filmed for her new programme, Sarah Palin’s Alaska.
After catching a fish, Sarah is seen beating it with a club and Bristol later holds its still-beating heart in her hand, a sight Sarah called ‘weird’….
A spokesperson for animal rights group In Defense Of Animals told TMZ: ‘Sarah Palin’s complete lack of compassion as demonstrated in this snuff video is disgusting.’
The group adds: ‘Most disturbing is the way she seems to enjoy causing suffering to other beings. When they laugh about the beating heart that Bristol holds in her hand, their complete insensitivity to the animal kingdom becomes clear.’
I have of course not watched the program, having no especial interest in watching Sarah Palin even when she and her progeny are not handling fish guts. Neither did I watch said progeny on Dancing with the Stars, except for the brief excerpt I saw on The Soup, which was enough to confirm that she really does dance with all the lissome grace of someone bashing a fish with a hammer. (Which is probably why she ended up losing, despite the best efforts of thousands of wingnut idiots to cause her to win, apparently in the belief that this would Piss Off Liberals, something that made no sense whatsoever, but I guess it made them Happy.)
Nor am I especially bothered by the fish clubbing. Sure, Palin’s a vicious twerp, but we knew that already, and that halibut was besides a goner one way or another anyhow.
No, my interest in this latest bit of Palinism is merely to quote Jim Hoft, The Gateway Pundit, the Dumbest Person Online:
Personally, any woman who beat in a fish head on national TV has my vote.
We need more women with raw courage like this in politics today.
It takes “raw courage” to go mano-a-mano with a halibut?
Well, given Palin’s genius foreign policy credentials, I guess it’s something…