Nugent: Founding Fathers Would Have Loved Palin

As the Sportsman Channel, which is on in literally thousands of houses across the nation, prepares to air an “unforgettable episode” of Sarah Palin’s most recent reality TV show where she cavorts around with Ted Nugent, the Nuge is singing her praises. Apparently the founding fathers would have just loved Sarah.

“Sarah Palin is the perfect example of what our founding fathers envisioned for an experiment in self-government,” Nugent told host Lars Larson. “Mother housewife Wiseau Alaska, taking care of business.”

Nugent suggested that President Barack Obama was elected because voters wanted to see a Black president instead of what he considered the best president. He also painted Palin’s resignation from the governorship of Alaska in 2009 as an act of sacrifice in the face of what he called “frivolous lawsuits.”

“She did the most courageous thing in the world, and she handed her governor duties to the lieutenant governor while she was taking on this hate onslaught of the left,” Nugent told Larson. “So that Alaska would be properly served by someone who could pay attention to the responsibilities of the office of government while she was fighting off the leftist mongrels.”

Yeah, that’s why she quit. It wasn’t so she could start making gobs of money giving speeches and having reality TV shows at all. To cast this as an act of courage is monumentally ludicrous. Almost as ludicrous as a right-wing chicken hawk shitting his pants for a month to get out of going to Vietnam and then later claiming that soldiers are his “blood brothers.”

As for the founding fathers thinking Palin would be a perfect example of a political leader, bear in mind that women didn’t even have the right to vote, much less hold public office. It would be more than 130 years later that women finally were guaranteed the right to vote.

By the way, did Sarah Palin ever condemn Nugent for calling people retards on his Facebook page a few weeks ago? She says calling handicapped people retards is like using racial slurs (and she’s right), but she seems to change her mind whenever one of her fellow wingnuts do it. She hammered Rahm Emanuel for saying that but defended Rush Limbaugh when he did it (coincidentally when they were speaking about the very same people). Apparently she reserves her moral outrage at the slur for when liberals do it.

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  • dugglebogey

    The founding fathers would have found it absolutely ludicrous that women are even allowed to vote now.

  • scienceavenger

    She says calling handicapped people retards is like using racial slurs (and she’s right)…

    No she isn’t. “Retard” is a real word with real meaning, just like “stupid”, another word the hypersensitive are apparently trying to drill out out usage. As George Carlin said, changing the name of the condition doesn’t change the condition. That said, I think it is in poor taste to use the term the way Nugent did, and I certainly would not do so. But let’s not give fuel to the fire of conservative claims that liberals push polical correctness to avoid offensive realities. “Retard” can be used objectively correctly, watch:

    Sarah Palin and Ted Nugent are retards.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    … that’s why she quit. It wasn’t so she could start making gobs of money giving speeches and having reality TV shows …

    Uh, there was also an ongoing scandal and serious legal investigation into Palin’s abuse of the governor’s office for a petty personal vendetta: see Troopergate.

    scienceavenger @ # 2 – You might want to review the meaning of “objectively…” – just sayin’…

  • composer99

    Yes, those hypersensitive types, pushing their “political correctness”!

    Next thing you’ll know they’ll be telling us to stop using real words with real meanings, like “gook”.

    I mean, changing the casual nickname of “Korean” doesn’t change the condition of “being Korean”, does it?

    I can’t see what the fuss is all about.


  • wreck

    Did Teddy make these comments from jail or from beyond the grave?

  • Michael Heath

    The argument Sarah Palin quit because of all the time being spent on lawsuit is false. This is of course a claim Ms. Palin’s made in the past; but she’s is a liar where the press was able to validate the amount of time spent on suits was no different than prior administrations.

  • Lady Mondegreen

    I am imagining some Founding Fathers via [your favorite sci fi gimmick here] encountering Ted Nugent and learning all about him.

    I am laughing.

  • hunter

    The Founding Fathers would have both Nugent and Palin in the stocks in short order.

  • Kermit Sansoo

    I can imagine Franklin or Jefferson meeting Palin and being horrified by this insane, rude, and generally incoherent woman. They would also be baffled why anybody would inflict her on them.


    composer99, just for info, “gook” (usually spelled “guk” by English-speaking linguists) means “country”. Hanguk is Korea, Miguk (pronounced “me gook”) is the US. I can imagine a Korean in the Korean War pointing to a GI at some point and saying “Miguk” while trying to convey important information, and the GI laughing and saying, no, you gook”. Sigh.


    Yes, whether or not a casual slang term for a group of people is offensive or not has much to do with whether or not they associate bad treatment with to its usage. As far as I can tell, I am not offended by gringo, kraut, honky, or similar terms, but I have no painful conditioned responses to deal with, either.

  • lpetrich

    I think that the Founding Fathers would have been a bit startled at what women have shown themselves capable of doing, so I doubt that they’d quarrel that much with women voting and being elected to public office. But Sarah Palin they would consider a goofy demagogue.

    As to who they would have been most like, they were a mixed bag. I think that George Washington would be a sort of Eisenhower Republican. Thomas Paine would be an Elizabeth Warren Democrat. Etc.