In the October issue of Vanity Fair now on newsstands, Michael Gross reverts to junior high school to issue gossip-girl digs at Sarah Palin. Next up in Vanity Fair: "Sarah Palin Super Stuck Up; Thinks She's All That."
Gross dramatically reveals, for example, that her speech in Wichita, Kan., was "basically the same speech she gave 18 hours earlier to the Tea Party group in Independence (Mo.)."
A politician repeated lines in a speech? You must be kidding! Hello, Ripley's? No, you cannot put me on hold. This is a worldwide exclusive. I'm sitting on a powder keg here.
Gross also apparently believes Vanity Fair readers will be tickled, rather than appalled by this story about Palin:
"Sometimes when she went out in public, people were unkind. Once, while shopping at Target, a man saw Palin and hollered, 'Oh my God! It's Tina Fey! I love Tina Fey!' When other shoppers started laughing, the governor parked her cart, walked out of the store, and drove away." (That jackass was lucky Sarah didn't have her moose rifle with her.)
A random encounter with a rude, abusive jerk in public is supposed to make her look bad? Liberals have really lost their minds about Palin. They'd laugh if someone hit her with a baseball bat.
Gross also includes a strange exegesis about Palin's tipping. It seems an unnamed bellman at an unnamed Midwestern hotel "waited up until past midnight for Palin and her entourage to check in -- and then got no tip at all for 10 bags."
First of all, what does Gross' imaginary bellboy think the entire Palin family and their assistants and aides were doing until after midnight? Bowling? Playing beer-pong at a local pub? They've been traveling -- with kids -- all day, arriving after midnight, and the only thing he can think about is how he had to stay up past midnight.
Assuming the story is true, which I do not, why is it Palin's fault no tip was given? According to the bellboy, there must have been at least half a dozen people in her group. Palin is the "talent." Other than Trig, she's the last person who should be held responsible for the tip.
Gross was just getting warmed up with the bellboy. "The same went for the maids who cleaned Palin's rooms in both places," he reveals in a worldwide exclusive: "no tip whatsoever."
I think most normal people reading that aren't thinking about Palin, they're thinking, "Wait -- do I tip maids?"