Palin: Being American is Never To Have To Say You’re Sorry

225px-palin1Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin continued to leave her mark on American politics just days before leaving officer early. In a speech before a wildly enthusiastic group, Palin told fans that good Americans should “never apologize for our country.” It was a curious lesson to give children at a picnic — no matter what our nation does, we should never apologize because we are Americans. Apologies are for non-Americans to make (who should presumably also apologize for not being Americans).

After chastising an unnamed reporter for trying to get her to say that she has had a tough week, Palin told the crowds not to let the media try to get them down. After saying that she spoke to her son Track that week (and that reporters can’t understand why that would make it a good week since he is safe), Palin added “I wish that some in the media would keep things like that in perspective, what is really important in our country. And what is important is our freedoms, America’s security, our liberty.” She then said, “Let us continue to love our country, be proud of our country, never apologize for our country.”

This is why bloggers and reporters are so fascinated by Palin. It is like listening to an adolescent speak in a government studies class — yet she is the governor of a state and one of the leaders of one of the two political parties of the most powerful nation on Earth. What is equally fascinating is that there are people who want to hear such comic book renditions of patriotism and politics.

Under this logic, our country should not have apologized for slavery, the internment of Japanese Americans in World War II, the Dakota massacres, the use of American citizens for nuclear testing, and other great wrongs. More importantly, we need to teach our children that no matter what we do as a nation we are too great to apologize.

Palin’s comments to the children at the picnic is a counterpoint to such unAmerican songs as “I’m Sorry”:

This is the story of two friends at play.
One bumped the other, but she knew what to say.
What did she say?
She said, “I’m sorry. I’m sorry.”
That was the thing to do.
And there are times
I need to say it, too. YOU?

When I get angry or don’t like to share,
I take a deep breath and show my friends I care.
It¹s only fair!
I say, “I’m sorry. I’m sorry.”
That is the thing to do.
And there are times
you need to say it, too! WHO?

Palin seems to want a political version of ‘Love Means Never To Have To Say You’re Sorry”:

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28 thoughts on “Palin: Being American is Never To Have To Say You’re Sorry”

  1. SadButTrue: ” I dunno, I think Mespo hit the motherlode of bad music with Bobby Goldsboro’s Honey. Truly execrable.

    See the tree, how big it’s grown…”


    But you have raised the stakes incalculably!
    Bang, Bang, Just shoot me… 🙂

  2. Muskrat Love is the worst song of all time, even ‘wusser’ than Feelings. No danger of anyone using that song to satirize Sister Palin…

    I dunno, I think Mespo hit the motherlode of bad music with Bobby Goldsboro’s Honey. Truly execrable.

    See the tree, how big it’s grown
    But friend it hasn’t been too long
    It wasn’t big
    I laughed at her and she got mad
    The first day that she planted it, was just a twig
    Then the first snow came
    And she ran out to brush the snow away
    So it wouldn’t die
    Came runnin’ in all excited
    Slipped and almost hurt herself
    And I laughed till I cried…

  3. you win for now mespo, but this isn’t over


  4. “It was the third of June, another sleepy, dusty Delta day
    I was out choppin’ cotton and my brother was balin’ hay
    And at dinner time we stopped and walked back to the house to eat
    And Mama hollered out the back door “y’all remember to wipe your feet”
    And then she said “I got some news this mornin’ from Choctaw Ridge”
    “Today Billy Joe MacAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge”

  5. Feelings.


    Awwww, man! Did you really have to go there, FFLEO?

    I may have to do some intensive heavy metal therapy to erase that . . .

  6. Ooops. I’m being moderated for linking to four different songs all of which make Muskrat Love seem like Sammy Cahn. You’ll see them later.

  7. Okay C.E. Kook that was, well, satirical…

    Muskrat Love is the worst song of all time, even ‘wusser’ than Feelings. No danger of anyone using that song to satirize Sister Palin…

  8. C. Everett Kook:

    I thought I would never have to go to Defcon 4 on this site, but you and JT have left me no choice:

  9. Turley!!! Muskrat Love that’s just evil and you leave me no choice but to go nuculerTM with…….Seasons on the Sun


    Goodbye Sarah our maverick one
    You pointed east and helped me find Putin
    And every time that I was down
    You would always come around
    And drill some oil from the ground

    Goodbye Sarah it’s hard to go
    When there are moose still living in the snow
    And that turkey over there
    Still has it’s head
    But do you care

    We had Trig, we had Todd
    We had Bristol and your God
    And the words that you used
    They just left us all confused

    repeat ad nauseum

  10. “Its sad, so sad
    Its a sad, sad situation
    And its getting more and more absurd
    Its sad, so sad
    Why cant we talk it over
    Oh it seems to me
    That sorry seems to be the hardest word”

    Absurd situation, indeed!

  11. Putting the theme from “Love Story” into an innocent bloglodytes’ mind is definitely something you should say you’re sorry for. I’ll see your theme and raise you Karen Carpenter in “Close To You”:
    Why do birds suddenly appear, everytime you’re shootin’ deer?
    Just like me, they long to be close to you.

    On the day that you were born the angles got together, and decided to create a dream come true.
    So they sprinkled moose dust in your hair, and cash from bridges to nowhere….

    That is why…

    (Have a nice day JT!)

    1. Jill:

      The law of war gives me full right to retaliate with “Muskrat Love” but I am a better man than that. Well, no I’m not . . .

      “And they whirled and they twirled and they tangoed,
      Singin’ and jingin’ the jango,
      Floatin’ like the heavens above
      It looks like muskrat love.”

  12. Oh my,

    Since when is admitting when you make an error of judgment so bad? This would have been our Veep? She sounds like a creep, maybe she can afford a pair of Levis and a Jeep, but she needs to look inside deep for she is still a creep.

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