Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Palin Prediction Proven

A few days ago, I tweeted that due to Sarah Palin naming her tour of America "One Nation", we could look forward to entirely predictable sneers about Pauline Hanson and a whole lot of incredibly lazy political 'observations'.

So a letter in today's SMH comes as no surprise:

Palin or Pauline

I see Sarah Palin is off on a "One Nation" bus tour of the US as a possible precursor to running for president ("Palin gets her motor running for 'patriotic tour' ", May 31). I didn't realise Pauline's influence was so strong. Drop the "u" and "e" and they are identical. Be afraid, America, very afraid.

Gavin Williamson Narrabeen

I suspect Palin and her supporters are more familiar with the Pledge of Allegiance, than some Australian politician.



Blogger Boy on a bike said...

It's also worth remembering "E Pluribus Unum", included in the Seal of the United States, is Latin for "Out of many, one"

The yanks like the idea of one nation being formed from many parts.

8:47 AM  
Anonymous Dan Lewis said...

I think it's an excellent idea, as is the whole concept of a "Government of the people, by the people" being taken very seriously by the elected.

The sort of things that the Labor Government had done for years in NSW, with no consequences, would have had a million people marching in the streets, had a government acted that way in the US. In this country, the most they needed to worry about was a pissed off letter to the editor.

9:07 AM  
Anonymous Graeme said...

Ch 10 ran a similar link the other day.

I think it was Emma Dallimore that said the name of her bus tour would be familiar to most Australians. The line was then "yes that's right, but this time it's Palin, not Pauline"

11:38 AM  
Blogger Minicapt said...

You're forgetting Illinois.


2:07 PM  
Anonymous Chistery said...

I'm pretty sure most SMH readers are only familiar with this pledge

8:12 PM  
Blogger Dan said...


I prefer the FAG remix.

7:17 AM  

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