The photo above depicts a personage named Tila Tequila
, who is apparently famous for something. Is she one of those pop stars that people who don't know me expect me to recognize? Is there a sex tape involved? I honestly have no idea. All I know is that Mr. and Mrs. Tequila gave their daughter a very
I'm told that she really did say those words in a YouTube video: "I am a huge Donald Trump supporter and so should you." Naturally, my thoughts turned to this book title:
Example 2: Sarah Palin
Sarah Palin will work to defeat House Speaker Paul Ryan by backing his primary opponent in Wisconsin, the former Alaska governor told CNN's Jake Tapper.
Palin said in an interview that airs Sunday on "State of the Union" that her decision was sparked by Ryan's bombshell announcement to Tapper last week that he wasn't yet ready to support Donald Trump, the Republican presumptive nominee. Palin endorsed Trump back in January.
"I think Paul Ryan is soon to be 'Cantored,' as in Eric Cantor," Palin said, referring to the former Republican House majority leader who was ousted in a shocking upset in 2014 when challenger Dave Brat ran to his right in a Virginia primary.
"His political career is over but for a miracle because he has so disrespected the will of the people, and as the leader of the GOP, the convention, certainly he is to remain neutral, and for him to already come out and say who he will not support is not a wise decision of his," Palin continued.
What a sentence! It deserves a minute or two of study. Yes, it is
grammatically correct, if you don't mind the split infinitive (which I've learned to accept) -- but its inelegance is wondrous.
What tickles me most is the idea of Sarah Palin
uttering the phrase "His political career is over," as if she herself were poised before a dazzling future. On the other hand, she did help a Democrat
become governor of Alaska, so perhaps we ought not underestimate her.
The GOP reminds me of Forbidden Planet
: The party, having attained almost limitless power, has fallen prey to the Monster of the Id.
I wasn't kidding when I said that I was unfamiliar with Ms. Tequila's life and work. Just now, I glanced at her Wikipedia page.