“West Wing” Creator Aaron Sorkin Brilliantly Chops Down Palin's “Alaska”

“Sarah Palin's Alaska,” with its pervasive banality, glossy faux Wild West-isms and mind-breaking solipsism, has angered leaders across the political spectrum, and isn't doing so well with viewers, either. But for all the criticisms, the absolute best yet comes from Aaron Sorkin, quick-tongued creator of the “West Wing,” the Social Networkand other incisive, political films and television shows. Palin's recent slam against PETA for calling out her apparent per-episode animal killing quota has ignited the fire beneath him. At the Huffington Post:

I'm able to make a distinction between you and me without feeling the least bit hypocritical. I don't watch snuff films and you make them. You weren't killing that animal for food or shelter or even fashion, you were killing it for fun. You enjoy killing animals. I can make the distinction between the two of us but I've tried and tried and for the life of me, I can't make a distinction between what you get paid to do and what Michael Vick went to prison for doing. I'm able to make the distinction with no pangs of hypocrisy even though I get happy every time one of you faux-macho shitheads accidentally shoots another one of you in the face.

So I don't think I will save my condemnation, you phony pioneer girl. (I'm in film and television, Cruella, and there was an insert close-up of your manicure while you were roughing it in God's country. I know exactly how many feet off camera your hair and make-up trailer was.)

A must read, go now.

AlterNet / By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd

Posted at December 8, 2010, 5:49am