Sarah Palin, “Gotcha” Flutist

Sarah and I have a lot in common. We are both born in 1964. And we both play the flute. I remember when “The Homecoming” was a popular piece among flutists, so I’m not surprised that Sarah selected the piece to play in the Miss Alaska pagent.

So let me put my cards on the table. Sarah should be congratulated for learning an instrument. That’s a universal positive and it’s increasingly rare to find instrumentalists.

But, Sarah, it’s another “gotcha” situation on video. There’s no surer way to get flutists’ embouchures puckered out of shape than by evoking the great controversies:

  1. “flutist” vs “flautist”
  2. Galway vs Rampal

Poor John McCain. Is he going to have to sit in with you on your next set? Your answers put you right in the elitist camp. Remember: You are the champion of Joe six-pack. Okay, you’re Joe six-pack with hundreds of thousands of dollars in retirement accounts and an airplane and 26 vehicles registered in your name and Todd’s. But it’s still beer, not a six-pack of fine California wine.

So remember: Joe six-pack likes a “flutist” and listens exclusively to Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull.

Update: New rationales for Sarah playing her flute on the campaign trail!



  1. 1
    2lesbosgoinatit Says:

    Hi – LOVE IT!

    Do you think this means that she’s a lesbian?


    One Lesbo

    PS – Great Blog!

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    votepalin Says:

    I really hope she’s not a lesbian. She’s got such a complicated life as is and the election is taking a toll on me. I don’t think that I could bear to see her on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” shilling inspirational books about coming out.

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