To be absolutely transparent, my mind’s made up on this one: I think it’s unethical. However, I admit to be a hard-liner on this issue, which is “The duty of leaders not to debase their positions or former positions for personal gain or ego gratification.”
Let me introduce this horrific cultural episode by saying that I regard the TV show involved, “The Masked Singer,” among the Top Ten Stupidest Shows in the history of network television, and I’ve seen a LOT of network television, far more than is good for me. Its existence is an insult to the public, its taste and intelligence, and the United States of America. Maybe the species too. Adam and Eve.
Now here is the video clip. Consider yourself warned: it cannot be unseen or unheard:
Yes, Sarah Palin dressed up in a rainbow teddy bear suit and rapped “Baby Got Back” on national television.
The lyrics from Sir Mix-a-Lot’s Noel Cowardesque 1992 hit:
Oh, my, God Becky, look at her butt
It is so big, she looks like
One of those rap guys’ girlfriends.
But, ya know, who understands those rap guys?
They only talk to her, because,
She looks like a total prostitute, ‘kay?
I mean, her butt, is just so big
I can’t believe it’s just so round, it’s like out there
I mean gross, look
She’s just so, blackI like big butts and I can not lie
You other brothers can’t deny
That when a girl walks in with an itty bitty waist
And a round thing in your face
You get sprung, want to pull up tough
‘Cause you notice that butt was stuffed
Deep in the jeans she’s wearing
I’m hooked and I can’t stop staring
Oh baby, I want to get wit’cha
And take your picture
My homeboys tried to warn me
But with that butt you got makes (me so horny)…
Your Ethics Alarms Ethics Quiz of the Day:
Was Palin’s appearance on “The Masked Singer” icky, funny, or unethical?
Oh, heck, let’s poll it before my rant:
Ronald Reagan was once asked if he would return to acting after he left the Presidency. He said that he would love to, but that “it would be kind of undignified, don’t you think?” Yes, it would have been undignified, and it would still be undignified, despite all of the efforts of Michelle Obama (dancing with Jimmy Fallon), Rudy Giuliani (in drag), Ah-nold (though I never thought he was really Governor of California anyway) and others, including Future Ex-President Trump, whom I don’t even want to speculate and what he might do.
You want to know why Americans have less and less respect and trust in our leaders’ judgement, seriousness, character and motives? One of the reasons is that the narcissists who we elevate to leadership positions too often appear to be more interested in cashing in and feeding their grotesquely swollen egos than being statesmen, role models, and people America can be proud of.
The news media was terribly biased and unfair to Sarah Palin when she ran for Vice-President in 2008, but they weren’t, I now realize, wrong. She’s a low-life and an attention whore, as well as an ethics corrupter.