Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Palin's Critics Refudiated

Well gosh-darn... turns out Sarah Palin wasn't the first to coin the term "to refudiate". Reading Alan Moore's excellent Watchmen (written 1986-1987), this is what I found:

This is at the end of Chapter 4, in the excerpt from "Dr. Manhattan: Super-Powers and the Superpowers" by Professor Milton Glass. A quick reminder: In an interview with douchnozzle Sean Hannity, the half-term quitter from Wasilla had called on Barack Obama to "refudiate" the NAACP's statement of the obvious, namely, that the Republican Tea Party is a bunch of racist halfwits.

Note to Palin: Read Watchmen, you might like it and would certainly benefit from reading it. There are some interesting points there about the dangers of a black-and-white worldview and how that Manichaean mindset can quickly bleed over into cryptofascism.

Also: Unlike you, Dr. Manhattan really can see Russia from his backyard. Regardless of where his house is.