One of the main reasons the elites hate Sarah Palin is not her conservatism, her folksy mannerisms, her mode of speech, her (for them) disconcerting comeliness, or even the fact that she did not go to an Ivy League school.
The real reason that elites of both parties hate Palin is that she shoves in their faces how dinner is transformed from a living, breathing animal to a sautéed fillet served up with garlic butter at the chic restaurants they like to dine in. For certain people, this is stomach-churning in the extreme. By certain people, we do not just mean radical vegetarians.
According to the UK Daily Mail:
“Sarah Palin is under fire for clubbing a fish to death on her new reality TV show.
“The Tea Party darling and her daughter Bristol, 20, were shown on a halibut fishing trip filmed for her new programme, Sarah Palin’s Alaska.
“After catching a fish, Sarah is seen beating it with a club and Bristol later holds its still-beating heart in her hand, a sight Sarah called ‘weird’.
“A spokesperson for animal rights group In Defense Of Animals told TMZ: ‘Sarah Palin’s complete lack of compassion as demonstrated in this snuff video is disgusting.’
“The group adds: ‘Most disturbing is the way she seems to enjoy causing suffering to other beings. When they laugh about the beating heart that Bristol holds in her hand, their complete insensitivity to the animal kingdom becomes clear.'”
Actually, beating the halibut to death is standard practice and is considered a humane way of disposing of the fish. But that fact doesn’t seem to matter to people whose only exposure to food is the super market or the bistro.
Mind, it seems to be Sarah Palin’s “insensitivity” to the fish more than anything else that has these people acting as appalled as a Victorian confronted with a naked ankle. Perhaps if Palin had offered a prayer in the stereotypical Native American fashion, thanking the fish for giving its life so that she and her family might eat, they would have been ever so slightly mollified.
More horrors await those who are fastidious about how their food is harvested on “Sarah Palin’s Alaska.” In future episodes, Palin and her family will fish for salmon, a delicious fish that also contains Omega 3, healthy for human consumption.
No doubt we shall also be presented with the spectacle of Palin blasting the heck out of a moose and field-dressing it. For a description of what that is like, refer to Palin’s now-classic memoir, “Going Rogue.” Anyone who has gone hunting or fishing knows that dinner often begins life as a cute, photogenic animal. These are people who, clinging to God and guns, are not going to be put off by Sarah Palin’s execution of animals for the dinner table. Indeed, next to the image of her being sworn in as president will be her following in the footsteps of Teddy Roosevelt, another avid predator of fish and game.
Source: Sarah Palin clubs to death a fish on reality show labelled ‘a snuff video’ by animal rights group, UK Daily Mail, November 24th, 2010