Last Friday, the LLWL Gang had our Holiday Lunch and, as part of our luncheon tradition, we had our Secret Santa exchange. I suppose it should come as no surprise that my gift was delivered by Santa in a Hanukkah gift bag. That was not the end of it though.
Yesterday I received another gift from one of the LLWL Gang -- a special surprise. A 2009 Sarah Palin Calendar (pictured) -- from the member who bet that, like the energizer bunny, Palin will still be ticking next year. Despite appearances, the calendar is not a Palin Parody, which makes it even better. I now have the Ides of March (the day our wager comes due) highlighted on the calendar, which is the day we determine the winner of whither Sarah contest. As I've mentioned before, our contest is whether Palin is a lasting phenomenon or a short, spurt of tough fluff. My wager is that she's a goner, sooner rather than later. The loser has to buy the LLWL gang pizza from Old Forge (which I have insisted, for years, is the best ever). See Dough rising in Pizza Capital of the World.
For a while there, things were looking good for me. Palin had paled. However, with the arrest of the mother of Levi, the father of the yet unborn child of her daughter Bristol, Sarah has managed staying power.
And now, to compliment the calendar, via Steven Reynolds of All Spin Zone, I learn that Palin has been named, by Human Events, the Conservative of the Year: Sarah Palin. As Reynolds said:
But maybe the decision to name Sarah Palin “Comservative of the Year” is a bit appropriate. After all, this is the year conservatives lost the White house, lost seats in both the house and the Senate, and also the year conservative policies came home to roost with the biggest economic crisis since the great depression. Conservatives have tasted disaster this year, and now they’ve got a nitwit for “Conservative of the Year.”No less luminary than that wacky transvestite* Ann Colter has penned the tribute to Sarah. And the main criteria for bestowing the award to Sarah? Colter explains:
Sarah Palin wins HUMAN EVENTS’ prestigious “Conservative of the Year” Award for 2008 for her genius at annoying all the right people. The last woman to get liberals this hot under the collar would have been … let's see now … oh, yeah: Me!At least, if Sarah must be with us for a bit longer, she still provides lots of laughs. But, as I've said before, I still think I'm gonna win this one.
* I'm sorry, but there is absolutely, positively, just no way that she's not.