Following from his recent rebuke of Sarah Palin for declining to attend the Conservative Unionist and Nationalist Triannual Symposium (CUNTS), former senator Rick Santorum has publicly criticised the former Alaskan governor and Republican Party sideshow for not having read the seminal right-wing novel Atlas Shrugged by fascist emigre hack writer Ayn Rand.
"This cumbersome work of thinly disguised extreme right-wing philosophy is practically a textbook for the Tea Party Movement", said the Mr Santorum. "In fact, our entire 2012 strategy is basically adapted from the novel's so-called 'plot'."
Other high-ranking US conservatives have also voiced their disapproval of Ms Palin's recent behaviour and obvious lack of qualifications, citing her reality TV programme, her botched attempt to spin the Arizona shooting, and her inability to locate her home state on a map.
However, it is her unfamiliarity with seminal conservative literature that frightens party members most of all.
"How can we be believe Sarah Palin will stand up for our ideals, when she cannot even demonstrate she knows what they are?" asks conservative talk-show host and Grand Dragon of the KKK Rush Limbaugh.
Other books important to the Republican Party Ms Palin has allegedly not read include The Wealth of Nations, Going Rogue, the Necronomicon, and the Republican Party Manifesto.
Ms Palin defended herself by claiming her busy schedule and the duties of family life don't allow her as much time to curl up with a racist and poorly written book as she would like. Speaking through a spokesman, however, Ms Palin promised to look into these and other right-wing works of 'literature' as soon as she learns how to read.