Sarah Palin is a SpudNUT


AlterNet, thank you, this is gold.

Remember when Former Half-Gov BlurtOut McNoThought said this? It was so "aspiring":

This is from one of Digby's readers:

Palin's quirky invocation of the "Spudnut Shop" here in Richland Washington as an example of American "can-doism" is far more ironic than you and most of your readers likely realize.The fact is, the town of Richland was literally built by the federal government as a part of the Manhattan Project. All of the houses that surround the Spudnut shop were built by the Army. To this day, the only employer in Richland of any consequence is the Department of Energy and the contractors that work on DoE contracts at the Hanford site, just north of Richland. As a result, virtually all of the Spudnut shop's customers are paid by tax dollars. Those that aren't are retirees, drawing government pensions and social security.Were it not for government spending, the Spudnut shop would be bankrupt in a week.

This one is from one of Andrew Sullivan's readers:

... She may not realize that the federal government buys most of those doughnuts: the annual budget for cleanup of the nearby Hanford Nuclear Reservation is more than $2 billion, employing about 11,000 workers, and spudnuts are the pastry of choice at meetings there.

That little shop is "so successful" because "patriotic Americans" were scarfing down yummy num-nums for 65 years, thanks to their very own federal government.  I'm feeling full just thinking about it.

Boy howdy, no way is Big Guvmint gonna get away with telling us what to do, nosireebob! Also. There. Too. Thank the lord for second helping remedies!

Talk about a doughnut hole... in Palin's head.

Welcome to BlurtOut McNoThought's Special Spudnutitude Moment.

H/t: RustyCannon

  • Anonymous

    A "virtual fan and fave" for knowing the plural of paramecium. Let Palin chew on that a while.

  • Anonymous

    John F. Kennedy, 1962: "Ich bin ein Berliner."
    Sarah H. Palin, 2011: "I am a spudnut."

  • Marnie

    One article I saw this week pointed out that Spudnuts used to be a successful national franchise chain of doughnut shops.
    The owners of the chain cut the franchisees loose and most of the mom and pop owned shops then went out of business, there are a something like a couple of dozen left around the country.
    Not an overwhelming story of main street success, or even big business success.

    It is quite amazing that Palin as a journalism major or just as a person who keeps getting caught with her back side showing, doesn't do any CYA research on the, so often fact less, illustrations she uses.
    Most people would have figured out by now that they could avoid thenegative come backs with a couple hours or less of Googling.

    Paramecia learn faster than Sarah and remember longer.

  • What is fascinating to me - is how she found a company named SpudNut. Seems like it would be a mighty scary Google search.