Two of my favorite things to loathe collided today when The Courant posted this story about Sarah Palin:

NEW YORK – What’s in a name? Former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin says her daughter’s comes from Bristol, Conn., home of the sports network ESPN.

Palin tells Esquire magazine that when she was in high school, she wanted to be a sportscaster and was disappointed to learn where ESPN was located.

I knew Palin was stupid, but c’mon…naming your kid after a second-rate CT town is just weird. If she was going to name the kid after a town, she probably should have gone with Juneau. It would have ended up making more sense when she got knocked up as a teenager.