I’ll be honest, it had been by intention to lay into Sarah Palin prior to discussing her most recent stream of ignorant vitriol designed to rabble rouse the tricorne hat wearers, but why bother? Ultimately, if you give her enough rope, or in this case a Facebook account, she will simply hang herself and her proponents along with her. Additionally, I hate to think of her as relevant in the way that I would, say, Elon Musk.
Why Elon Musk? My reason is threefold. On Friday, I will look to six or seven employers to pay me for my work this week. That will involve PayPal, a company co-founded by Mr. Musk. Whatever your feelings about Henry Kissinger may be, most with a sense of humor have to admit that his famous quote, “Who do I call if I want to call Europe?” is quite funny. I bring this up because if I needed to deliver something to the International Space Station I would be more likely to call Space X founder Elon Musk than I would, say, NASA. Lastly, Miss Wasilla (1984) thought it would be a good idea to have a go at Elon Musk last Friday. Oh dear.
It seems the elk hunter may have forgot who and what she was talking about midway through her criticism of Fisker Automotive. Last I looked, and much to the chagrin of New York Times’ Automotive writer John Broder, Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)’s Model S Sedan was unanimously voted Motor Trend’s Car of the Year in 2012.
Yes, Tesla received the same low-interest loan as Fisker amounting to $465 million. Unlike Fisker, who recently laid off 75% of its workforce, Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) anticipates paying its loan back five years early due to the success of their all-electric sedan. To compare the two would be as foolish as me suggesting that all Republican’s are as ignorant as Miss Wasilla. Or perhaps just as foolish as this statement from her Facebook page…..
“This losing tax-subsidized venture joins other past losers like the Obama-subsidized Volt that gets 40 miles per battery charge, or like the Obama-subsidized Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) that turns into a ‘brick’ when the battery completely discharges and then costs $40,000 to repair.”
Apparently, and I don’t doubt a number of her supporters will, we are meant to forget that this is not only factually inaccurate (ok, a lie) but in the highly unlikely scenario of the Model S “bricking” it is covered by warranty.
Wait for it, it get’s better. Palin then continued….
“This is really just the latest manifestation of the administration’s crony capitalism as their green energy buddies benefit from this atrocious waste of taxpayer money. Americans really need to get outraged by these wasteful ventures. As we’ve seen time and time again, We the People are always stuck subsidizing the left’s ‘losers.’”
Apparently “the right’s” Afghanistan and Iraq were free, didn’t cost a single life, and Halliburton hundreds of others didn’t benefit. Never mind my criticism of this nitwit when we can use the Tweet of someone far more relevant than I.
Sarah Palin calls Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) a loser. Am deeply wounded. rawstory.com/rs/2013/04/07/…Btw, Model S warranty does cover “bricking”.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 8, 2013
Ok, not bad Elon. But not half as good as when Romney called you a “loser” and you succinctly suggested that he,”was right about the object of that statement, but not the subject.”