The World According to Camille Paglia Is a Strange World

News & Politics

When last we left Camille Paglia, she was in full swoon mode with the latest female celebrity who's giving her a moistie, Sarah Palin.

I must confess to wondering if La Paglia's girlcrush could possibly survive the brutal revelations of the last couple of weeks. Look at some of the things we've learned about Palin since then:

-- while mayor of Wasilla, she forced rape victims to pay for their own rape kits (at a cost of up to $1200 per kit);
-- as governor, she's made it clear that she doesn't give a shit about Alaska's epidemic of sex crimes and domestic violence;
-- she didn't know what the Bush doctrine is;
-- she couldn't name a single newspaper or magazine she reads;
-- she couldn't identify a single Supreme Court decision that she disagrees with other than Roe v. Wade;
-- asked to name what she thought was the worst thing Dick Cheney has done as Vice President, she answered, "the duck-hunting accident;"
-- she gave a disgraceful performance in the vice presidential debate, spewing out sheer gibberish and avoiding answering many of the moderator's questions;
-- she has made vicious and scurrilous attacks on Barack Obama, openly questioning his patriotism and his commitment to the troops, and all but calling him a terrorist.

Call me crazy, but I kinda thought any one of those things would give one serious pause. And that all those things in combination would most definitely be a dealbreaker. Particularly for anyone who identifies herself as a "feminist" and an Obama supporter.

Well, I thought wrong. Here's our Camille in her latest Salon column:

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