Saturday, November 14, 2009

Sarah Palin on Veganism

A taste of the wit and wisdom of Going Rogue, Sarah Palin's soon-to-be best-seller:

"If any vegans came over for dinner, I could whip them up a salad, then explain my philosophy on being a carnivore: If God had not intended for us to eat animals, how come He made them out of meat?

I love meat. I eat pork chops, thick bacon burgers, and the seared fatty edges of a medium-well-done steak. But I especially love moose and caribou. I always remind people from outside our state that there's plenty of room for all Alaska's animals -- right next to the mashed potatoes."


More comedy from the master:

"Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Sen. John McCain's (R-AZ) vice presidential running mate, signals in her new book Going Rogue that she doesn't believe in evolution, panning it as theory that human beings "originated from fish that sprouted legs and crawled out of the sea.""


  1. "If God had intended for us not to eat animals, how come He made them out of meat?" It seems as though Mrs. Palin has stumbled on an as-of-yet undiscovered argument fallacy.

  2. Thanks for posting this, I needed a good laugh.

  3. Problem is, when George W. first entered national politics, I thought that was pretty funny, too!

  4. Flanders and Swann stumbled on this long ago. Using identical logic, their Reluctant Cannibal says: "But people have always eaten people. What else is there to eat? If Juju and meant us not to eat people, he wouldn't have made us of meat?

    It clearly begs the question, assuming what it purports to prove -- that the flesh of sentient others is appropriate food (and the Reluctant Cannibal gives it a reductio ad absurdam). But if we need a clever name for this particular instance, how about Reluctant Carnivorous Politician fallacy?

  5. I don't even know what to say... Sarah Palin has certainly made me speechless. Is there any hope for humanity?