Hat tip to Gryph, who - of course - was early on spotting it.
I didn't watch most of the CW's speech. I plowed through between 9 inches and two feet of snow from our blizzard of Friday night through Saturday afternoon (more to plow tomorrow!).
That was a lot better than having to plow through 5 feet three inches of total bullshit.
This is cheating. Had she done that in my class at UAA, she would have been ejected from the University. Politics isn't quite the same, though.
The attention her speech drew in the national media tonight bothered me. When is the last time practically all the national media paid this much attention to an event that drew less participants than some PTA candidate forums?
To me, this insult to our national intelligence seems unprecedented. She had absolutely nothing to say that she hasn't said before. In some ways it was tawdry. It didn't even rise to her usual level of word salad. It was more like word compost.
Last summer, the national event, Netroots Nation, drew well over 2,000 participants. Many national level politicians, none from what rational people view to be the "fringe," participated. Every day I looked at the national headline aggregator, memeorandum, to see what articles were being written about the event. Seldom was there any mention of Netroots Nation.
For the past two days, though, we've been assaulted and insulted by TeabaggerFest 2010 almost taking over memeorandum. That site has become, as I wrote the other day, a sort of upscale version of the Drudge Report.
Here's more detail:
Update: Here's a closeup of the hand notes. Why did she even bother?