Monday, December 22, 2008

Is She Being Ironic?

An in interview, Sarah Palin told Human Events (via CNN) that she regrets she did not "seize the opportunity" to speak more to the American through the media. This quote seems priceless:
“I was not allowed to do very many interviews, and the interviews that I did were not necessarily those I would have chosen. But I was so thankful to have the opportunity to run with John McCain that I was not going to argue with the strategy decisions that some of his people were making regarding the media contacts.

“But if I would have been in charge, I would have wanted to speak to more reporters because that’s how you get your message out to the electorate.

Palin's rhetoric style downplays any conception of irony. Her calling for more interviews is quite odd since in her interviews she did quite poorly (see here) and is quite hostile to the media and the first amendment.

Yet, her ignorance of irony on one level works to her advantage as she negates McCain's handlers by praising McCain.... "I did not come to bury McCain, but to praise him..."

Only four more years till she runs a campaign on her own....


The Roof Almighty said...

When I teach irony I explain that irony, at its heart, involves the same communicative element being heard and interpreted differently by different audience groups. Simple. Mind-wrappable.

So, either
1) this isn't ironic because it sounds like an idiot's baldface bullshit to everyone, including her, or
2) it can't be ironic because she literally is deaf to her own mad voice.

harrogate said...

Harrogate cannot decide....

Is it like a free ride when you're already here?

Or is it more like rain on your wedding day?

Or, is it, rather, more along the lines of being like good advice that you just can't take?