Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Classy Sarah Palin


I was sent a link to an old background article about Sarah Palin and found a few gems in the interview, which took place in 2005. This post is about one of them.

Q: I noticed there was a new business license acquired in the Mat-Su under your name.

A: Rouge Cou, it's a classy way of saying redneck. It's a French word, rouge is red, cou is neck. It's for marketing and consulting, in case I wanted to go that route, I'd have my ducks all lined up and have a business license. I just was granted that business license.

Q: You're not actively pursuing a business, it's setting aside the rights, the name, rather?

A: It was to, again, get my ducks lined up, because I would like to, with some of the endeavors that I have going on right now, there comes a time when one desires to be paid for them!

Word salad apart, what comes across is how classy our Sarah really is. In French we would have another word for it...

Hat tip to Helen (nailinpalinnow)
Recall Sarah Palin
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20 comments:

Dianne said...

Classy Sarah is an oxymoron. Please - share the French version!!

basheert said...

...she gets paid for "that"?

wes_ben said...

God Regina, you are a riot...loved the "in French we would have another word for it"

I'm dying to learn what that word is...

:)

regina said...

Dianne,

The word "connasse" in French goes from very very very rude to "stupid cow". These days it has lost some of the rudeness and it's used more as stupid cow. It all depends on the tone of voice...

Reg

SoCalWolfGal said...

Class is something that woman will never have!

regina said...

wes_ben,

I missed your comment while I was typing my classy French word explanation...

Reg

midnightcajun said...

Sarah, Sarah; it's cou rouge. Slept through French class in high school, did we? Although one would think she'd at least have heard of Moulin rouge, or Baton Rouge, and had a few second thoughts about her word order.

Quick; what's the French for idiot?

basheert said...

The French Word for idiot is "Sarah Palin"

palinoscope said...

Am I wrong, or doesn't she have the words out of order? Shouldn't the noun precede the adjective?

palinoscopy said...

Ah, I now see someone already pointed this out.

Dianne said...

Reg - Love it! Stupid cow. Perfect. I think I'll start referring to her as SC.

Sarah in SC said...

OMG--I'm loving the fact that she couldn't even get the words for "redneck" correct--that's how much of a redneck she is. And that's saying something, coming from the deep south where we've perfected "redneckedness." ;)

basheert said...

Does anyone know where that stupid hick accent came from?

regina said...

Basheert,
This appeared on HuffPo:

From the Robert Draper piece:

[A]n elegant ... woman sat alone at the far end of the bar ... Her name was Priscilla Shanks, a New York-based stage and screen actress ... who had found a lucrative second career as a voice coach. Shanks's work with Sarah Palin was as evident as it was unseen. Gone, by the evening of her convention speech, was the squeaky register of Palin's exclamations. Gone (at least for the moment) was the Bushian pronunciation of "nuclear" as "nook-you-ler." Present for the first time was a leisurely, even playful cadence that signaled Sarah Palin's inevitability on this grand stage.

Shanks' name does appear in McCain's campaign finance report.

It's reported as: "Operating Expenditures / GOTV CONSULTING."

As in "Get Out the Vote."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/22/palin-voice-coach-billed_n_136939.html

KaJo said...

Shanks obviously didn't work long enough with Palin.

All I heard in any of her speeches was an ear-piercing shrillness in a register nearly high enough to make dogs bark.

Anonymous said...

lol..I am glad I read your response re: the voice coach Reg. I have been noticing when the "stupid cow" speaks now...she definitely has a squeak. Her voice is like drawing nails on a chalkboard.

I dont think I mentioned it before...but I love your blog and your tenacity.

Laurie

Helen said...

basheert said...

The French Word for idiot is "Sarah Palin"

29 April 2009 18:38

Gem of a comment basheert! seriously laughing over here.

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Helen said...

Rouge Cou Palin! Sounds rather like an exotic dancer.

I think when I get tired of calling her Bad Sarah, it's just going to be Rouge Cou from now on. Although just plain "Cou-Cou" is really more apt.

When the Saracites, Palinbots and Palinistas say Bad Sarah has courage, we'll all know what they really mean instead - she has Cou Rouge!

Sorry I'm just having too much fun with this. I've brought the good French table wine, here's a glass for all to toast this little tidbit. I've got to say, I hope her business license is still good, as she'll need to be opening her "classy" Cou Rouge shop in just 550 days.

Anonymous said...

Leche Coule Palin?