The Palin Model, Ctd: "Sprayin' And Prayin'"

A reader writes:

Maybe this is a quibble. But as the son and grandson of gunsmiths, and a former military expert rifleman, I just wanted to point out how godawful that Palin wannabe’s shooting form is. Especially with the pistol: she leans back, doesn’t square her stance, and squeezes the trigger indiscriminately before the muzzle is settled. We call that “sprayin’ and prayin’".  (Also, I wonder if she or the shooting range had the required federal licensing for that Thompson submachine gun.)

This, to me, is the ultimate in Tea Party posturing: someone who has no clue about guns, their lethality, or their regulations, trying desperately to appeal to gun nuts as their savior. It’s about as sensible as Rick Barber, a guy who’s never read history, trying to claim the mantle of the Founding Fathers.

Does anyone know for real if Sarah Palin has ever used a gun for hunting? My own fear on all this is that eventually, all GOP nominees will be indistinguishable from the Fox Fembots. And I guess if you want the over 50 white guy Southern vote, it can't hurt. So when will Carrie Prejean be running for Senate?

2006-2011 archives for The Daily Dish, featuring Andrew Sullivan

Never Tell People How Old They Look

Age discrimination affects us all. Who cares about youth? James Hamblin turns to his colleague Jeffrey Goldberg for advice.

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Never Tell People How Old They Look

Age discrimination affects us all. James Hamblin turns to a colleague for advice.

Video

Would You Live in a Treehouse?

A treehouse can be an ideal office space, vacation rental, and way of reconnecting with your youth.

Video

Pittsburgh: 'Better Than You Thought'

How Steel City became a bikeable, walkable paradise

Video

A Four-Dimensional Tour of Boston

In this groundbreaking video, time moves at multiple speeds within a single frame.

Video

Who Made Pop Music So Repetitive? You Did.

If pop music is too homogenous, that's because listeners want it that way.

Just In