My wife told me tonight about the arrest of Bristol Palin’s future mother-in-law on drug charges and I had this Yiddish flash of intuition: that’s the machatenes (mother-in-law)! In Jewish tradition, the machatonim (the “in-laws”) conjure a lot of images and emotions, some of them funny–but rarely do they involve drug dealing, which made my mental flash even funnier.
I was disappointed that Palin’s spokesperson said she would have no comment about the case. I was hoping for another one of those hopeless syntactical muddles that she’s notorious for. C’mon guys, whatever you wanna say about Sarah Palin, she and her family would’ve made for an entertaining four years, don’t ya think?