Delicious word salads before the weekend
"You know, it’s really funny to me to see the splodey heads keep splodin’ over this movement," former VP hopeful Sarah Palin told the Western Conservative Summit in Denver today, referring to (we can only presume) media talking heads, maybe? Well, it's anybody's guess, really, but Politico's Vine of her words is at 230,000+ reloops right now. "Sarah Palin, living poet," praises Rachel Zarrell at MTV News. "She's not wrong," shrugs Hunter Schwarz at the Independent Journal Review. "My new ringtone," declares The Daily Beast's Gideon Resnick, whereas Washington Free Beacon's Lachlan Markay was less of a fan, announcing, "brb puncturing my eardrums." Meanwhile, at SB Nation, Jake Whitacre saw it as the perfect analogy for "My thoughts on NBA free agency." We invite you to find a way to fit America's new catchphrase into a conversation this weekend.
We're not done having fun, yet, though! According to thebrexitplan.com, UKIP's Nigel Farage has unveiled a more coherent plan for the UK's departure from the EU. "Turns out there was a post-Brexit plan after all," points out Jamie McGeever, while Index Data's Mike Taylor heralds it "This web-site on the Vote Leave campaign's detailed Brexit plan is brilliant! (It's a very quick read.)" All you have to do is click the red button!
... Did you click it? Feel free to share the joy.
In other Brexit frolics, here's BuzzFeed's wrap-up of how the Internet reacted to the most ridiculous week British politics has ever seen. James Ball there summarizes it, "Last week: Don't worry, Brexit will be very calm. Life will continue as normal. This week ..." Simultaneously, it appears luck has run out for Brexit campaign leader Boris Johnson. "The fall of Boris Johnson, who broke the china and left the shop without paying for it," author Sarah Lyall elaborates on her New York Times piece, in which this was the most commonly repeated phrase: "He was lying." NYT's Trip Gabriel compares Johnson to an American candidate: "Old CW: Trump is Boris, in touch w populism & America First New CW: Trump is Boris: 'What the heck do I do now?'" At The Guardian, Marina Hyde asserts that in a Tory laundry basket, Michael Gove is the dirtiest item. "Fed up with hackneyed Game of Thrones references? Here's brilliant @MarinaHyde & her Paul Ince/Gove zinger," Alan Strange with Sky News teases the piece. Going back to Donald Trump, however, it sounds as if Newt Gingrich and Chris Christie are the leading candidates to be The Donald’s running mate. Tying it all together, Carlos Lozada points out that "The same lawyer who vetted Sarah Palin for veep slot in 2008 is in charge of veep vetting for the Trump campaign."
Also, this bombshell from The Intercept: Major political news outlets allegedly are offering interviews for sale at both the Democratic and Republican conventions. Gawker's Ashley Feinberg quips, "folks, I'll give convention interviews to any lobbyist for free—only catch is my questions will b about harambe ONLY." And that's what we call a workaround.