Political rabble-rouser, former VP candidate, reality star and spot-on Tina Fey impersonator Sarah Palin used her (almost) inimitable style recently to knock the United Nations. Surprising some, she quoted Lewis Carroll’s most famous creation, Alice In Wonderland.
The famous words Palin chose to borrow — “curiouser and curiouser” occur in the novel like this:
“Curiouser and curiouser!” cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English).
Palin is poised to mine more of the riches found among Carroll’s words to help describe our current political realities. Here is a selection you may well hear before the polls close in November:
- If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.
- ‘But I don’t want to go among mad people,’ said Alice. ‘Oh, you can’t help that,’ said the cat. ‘We’re all mad here.’
- She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it). Said Sarah to Hillary?
- Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
- ‘When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty (Trumpty Trumpty?) said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less.’
- Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle.