Gov Palin with her circular reasoning and lack of ability to rationally answer questions…to many is, indeed, comical. The other day there was a comparison made between her and the snack cake “Twinkies”. The “Twinkie” looks good, but has no nutritional value whatsoever. The “Twinkie” has an expansive ‘shelf-life’ compared to most baked-goods. In a similar way, Sarah Palin has demonstrated her longevity in the face of no real substance. She leaves us with that familiar empty feeling we know that comes from digesting “junk food”. Her answers to reporters questions consist of empty platitudes and a plethora of words that all too often contradict her previous statements.
The Twinkie rose to popularity in the ’50’s in great part due to Hostess sponsoring the “Howdy Doody” show, featuring the Twinkie.
During the 60’s when there were huge fears of a nuclear attack, many bomb shelters were built. Twinkies were one of the most popular items to have because it was said that they “stay fresh forever”.
It has become an American Icon; even president Clinton put one in a time capsule.
“Hostess Twinkies Are Tainted” http://www.oodora.com/health-and-food/nutrition/hostess-twinkies-are-tainted.html
Below is a short excerpt of the ingredients of the Twinkie
Polysorbate 60 is one of the many chemical compounds in a Twinkie. One of the ingredients in polysorbate 60 is ethylene oxide, a highly flammable material that’s toxic if consumed in extremely high amounts. It was used in grenades during the Vietnam War.
“WHAT IS A TWINKIE” http://www.geocities.com/planettwinkie/WhatIs.html
Below is a short excerpt from “What is a Twinkie”
What exactly is a twinkie? Is it a delicious cream filled snack cake? The nickname of the Minnesota Twins, or an Asian American who acts like a Whiteman? Well, a Twinkie may be many of those things but when real live Indians talk about Twinkies, they’re not talking about any of these things. A Twinkie is a person, almost always a white, privileged person who peddles spiritual junk food. Just as the Hostess version is all sugar and chemicals containing very little nutritional value, the New Age Twinkie is artificial
Twinkies always stick together. Whenever one Twinkie is exposed, all the other Twinkies rush to its defense with crocodile tears. They make elegant testimonials as to the Twinkies “good intentions” and its kind and “caring voice.” It’s a kind of professional courtesy among thieves. Good intentions are the New Age equivalent of a “Get out of jail free card”. They are an all purpose excuse for any type of exploitation or charlatanism.
Another word about Twinkies, permit me to digress a bit:
The “Simpson’s” have famously parodied the “Twinkie” using the character Apu
In episode “1F10” Homer tries to destroy a Twinkie and Apu responds “Silly Customer. You cannot harm a Twinkie”.
A now a little bit about Apu the dedicated Kwik-E-Mart owner:
Springfield’s Kwik-E-Mart is owned and operated by an Indian named Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, who mans the store with his brother Sanjay and is a caricature of the stereotypical “foreign born” convenience store clerk. Apu is an extremely devoted convenience store clerk, rarely closing his store and occasionally working 96-hour shifts. He quite often ignores his wife Manjula and their eight children so that he can be at the store as much as possible and is usually very hesitant to leave his brother in charge. Apu is quite proud of his work, and proudly gouges customers and sells tainted merchandise, such as rotten meat or expired milk. The Kwik-E-Mart standard procedure is to cover up tainted merchandise but if one is caught, they must blame a scapegoat.
In some ways, ultra conservative Republicans have exhibited the misguided dedication to right wing philosophy and hence to Gov. Sarah Palin that Apu has rendered to his beloved Kwik-E-Mart. Moreover, in many ways both offer customer service, that is neither customer nor service oriented. The one thing we can see is that Apu is loyal to his God.