Just Don’t Call ‘Em ‘White Trash’

by matttbastard

Hey, remember that teapot tempest over Heather Mallick’s now-infamous (and since 404’d) CBC News online op-ed [link corrected — thanks, Alison] about Sarah Palin’s redneck pro-American support base?

From an upcoming NY Times profile of Palin’s overwhelmingly male booster club:

“You rock me out, Sarah,” yelled one man, wearing a red-checked hunting jacket as Ms. Palin, the Republican vice presidential candidate, strode into an airplane hangar here on Thursday. He held a homemade “Dudes for Sarah” sign and wore a National Rifle Association hat. Kenny Loggins’s “Danger Zone” blared over the loudspeakers, and the man even danced a little — yes, a guy in an N.R.A. hat dancing in a hangar, kind of a Sarah Palin rally thing.

*blinks*

Dancing to “Danger Zone” while rockin’ a flannel hunting coat and a (presumably meshback) NRA ball cap. If the stereotype fits…

I mean, Jesus — Bocephus even wrote a fiery, factually challenged Wallace voter anthem in honour of the 2008 Palin-McCain backlash campaign:

“John N Sarah tell ya/Just what they think/And they’re not gonna blink/They don’t have terrorist friends/To whom their careers are linked.”

It doesn’t get more ‘What’s the Matter With Kansas’ than that, true believers.

In light of all this overwhelming evidence, methinks that, rather than teh poor, put-upon Palin or the ever-aggrieved Fox News fanatics (and their Northern kin), it is Heather who’s owed an apology–and/or a dry Elderflower Martini.

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