This may be entirely obvious, but the combination of Sarah Palin’s butchery of common words (“refudiate”):
And her later, hilarious rationalization:
“Refudiate,” “misunderestimate,” “wee-wee’d up.” English is a living language. Shakespeare liked to coin new words too. Got to celebrate it!
Proves two things. She has absurdly thin skin. And an enormous ego.
Who hasn’t been caught in an error and strained to play it off as deliberate? That’s basic human instinct. But, to claim that the error was not just deliberate, but an act of creativity on par with the West’s greatest minds? Well, that’s something else. The need to be not just right but superior is harmless, even charming in housecats. But it’s annoying in friends, and pathological in politicians. She’s just accidentally shown us a great deal about her personality, as an individual and a leader. I’ll pass.