Yeah, her again

Several years ago The West Wing ran an episode in which a stupid Republican quoted Robert Frost’s line that “fences make good neighbors” while being completely unaware that the line was not meant to be taken seriously:

JOSH
Here he quotes Robert Frost. “Good fences make good neighbors.” Did he talk about that?

DONNA
Yeah.

JOSH
What did he say?

DONNA
Basically, that if you stay within your personal space, you’ll end up getting along with everyone.

JOSH
You had to study modern poetry.

DONNA
Yes.

JOSH
Is that what Frost meant?

DONNA
No, he meant that boundaries are what alienate us from each other.

JOSH
Why did he say “Good fences make good neighbors?”

DONNA
He was being ironic.

Earlier today, this from stupid Republican Sarah Palin, after an evil journalist moved in next door to her:

Welcome, Joe! It’ll be a great summer – come borrow a cup of sugar if ever you need some sweetener. And you know what they say about “fences make for good neighbors”? Well, we’ll get started on that tall fence tomorrow, and I’ll try to keep Trig’s squeals down to a quiet giggle so we don’t disturb your peaceful summer. Enjoy!

I don’t even know what to say anymore, except that this woman is a living parody whose very existence defies all probability and explanation, and that if she ever became self-aware I think the universe would explode.

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