Do you remember the great con artists, Gondorff and Hooker? If not, let me familiarize you with who they were.
Gondorff and Hooker were the two con men, played by Paul Newman and Robert Redford, who, in “The Sting” put together one of the greatest cons, at least in Hollywood, to come down the pike as they fleeced, and conned Doyle Lonnegan out of a half a million dollars.
And, of course, for those days it was a lot, an awful lot of money.
But, that half a million greenbacks is nothing compared to what Sarah Palin, the con artist that quit the governor’s seat in Alaska, is about to salt away in the bank, while at the same time deceiving and conning her biggest audiences, the Tea Baggers, The Tea Party movement, and of course, the entire radical right wing of American politics.
Palin, by recent accounts, has already raked in about 12 million dollars, with much, much more to follow. And, all of this since the day she walked out on the people of Alaska and quit her governorship in mid term.
Caribou Barbie, as she is known by some, has received 1.25 million dollars for her book, “Going Rogue.” (which had to be given away because very few, other than her mindless followers, would pay for a copy of it)
She, allegedly, gets about a hundred grand for each of her boneheaded speaking engagements, and now, expects to bring home a million dollrs for each episode of her TV Reality Show, “Sarah Palin’s Alaska.”
Is Sarah Palin’s Alaska that part of the state in which one can stand and see Russia.
Just recently, Keith Olbermann, host of the Countdown television program on MSNBC pulled no punches when he flat out called Palin an “IDIOT.”
And, as far as being astute on American, and World, happenings, she is, for all intents and purposes a brainless, ignorant “idiot.”
Whenever she opens her mouth on a podium, any podium, she displays that ignorance, time after time, with statements that are as far from the truth as Alaska is from China. She hasn’t, yet, said that she can see China from Wasilla.
But, both her, and her con artist husband, have lied and deceived their way from a small town in Alaska to the candidacy of the second most important position in the world, Vice President of the United States.
While in that position, as a candidate, she saw what would be next on her agenda….it was all there for her…and she was about to embark on the biggest con of her life, way beyond what Gondorff and Hooker could ever have imagined.
She was all over the place. Anywhere, and everywhere, one looked, there she was, winking, blinking and throwing out her cute little gotcha’s and betcha’s at an audience that seemed to be far too dumb to see the con, but yet they were there, big in numbers, making her bigger and bigger, and of course, much, much richer.
So, she continues onward. She has now latched on to her partner in crime, Michell Bachman, congresswoman from Minnesota.
Bachman, at this point, has not raked in the huge dollars. Probably because she is still a member of the United State congress, but take this to the bank (no pun intended) if Bachman does not win her battle to get re-elected, you can be sure that before you can say “gotcha” she too will have a book on the market, and will be pocketing some six figure amounts.
And all the while, Palin is still telling her followers that she is one of them. That they are like her, and that there is much at stake in what they are doing.
And, of course, being the good little “ditto heads” and “Hannitized” individuals that they are, they, like Doyle Lonnegan, can’t see beyond the con that Palin is using them as pawns for, for her gain and her benefit.
These people, average Americans who work hard (well, at least some of them work) live from pay day to pay day, they are being used, and conned, while they will never, in their lives, ever reach the financial level that Sarah Palin has, and all at their expense.
These poor mindless slobs of America, the Tea Baggers, and others, can not see how they are being used, and conned by “Caribou Barbie.”
So they continue to show up at the rallies, they stand there with there signs, many of them vulgar, and they watch, and listen to, Sarah Palin as she continues the con and laughs all the way to the bank, at their expense.
They are far too gone to see how they are being used.
So, move over Gondorff. Move over Hooker. Sarah Palin has exceeded what ever you were able to do. She has become the grifter of all time.
And, it will get even better for her. What a pity.