Thursday, November 6, 2008

Can you hear me now?

You'd think that after the election it would end, but no, the Palinfreude goes on and on. Here's a quote from one FReeper post:

Palin didn't know Africa was a continent and did not know the member nations of the North American Free Trade Agreement -- the United States, Mexico and Canada -- when she was picked for vice president.

Here's a quote from another FReeper post:

With the Republican left out in force slimming Sarah Palin today, we desperately need to keep a record of these treacherous, back-biting vipers who are right now trying to destroy the one good thing to emerge for conservatives during this election cycle.

With any luck, this list can serve as an archive of the traitors in our midst who should NEVER get any support from Conservatives again. With these folks in our ranks, the conservative movement will never make any progress.

The purge should begin right now.

'Nuff said?

If not, let me spell it out, the one "good" thing to emerge for conservatives during this election cycle was a VP candidate who didn't know Africa was a continent and did not know the member nations of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Now, do you believe me when I tell you that these Republicans, the base of the GOP, are stupid?


I was ready to believe that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin didn't know that Africa was a continent, not a country, because she looked that bad in her first interviews. However, I've been watching CNN and they just had an interview with Palin where she denied it was true. She also called her critics cowards and jerks:

"It's unprofessional and those guys are jerks if they came away with it, taking things out of context and then tried to spread something on national news. It's not fair, and it's not right."

Fair? She wants fair after she used Bill Ayers and Rashid Khalidi to smear Obama? Welcome to a taste of your own medicine Palin. Do some harder interviews where your basic knowledge will be tested with new questions and lets find out what you really know. Let's find out what you know about evolution, Islamic religion, (does she know about Sufis?), Russia, Europe and China (let's see if she ever heard of the Boxer Rebellion).

One must consider the original sources -- The McCain campaign and Fox news. Those are not reliable, credible sources. Maybe it's not true. I'd be willing to give Palin a chance if she would do a harder interview with a credible reporter. It would be improbable for a governor not to know about the basics of NAFTA. She was still an awful candidate and the McCain campaign can blame her for some loss of votes, but it was their mistake for picking Palin in the first place and McCain himself blew it several times from my viewpoint, saying the fundamentals of the economy were sound, calling "woman's health" a mere excuse for abortion.

So, the Palinfreude will continue on and on as this nasty fight blows through the media and as long as 64 percent of Republicans still want Palin to run for president in 2012 she is going to remain in the media.

The next closest contenders are Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney.


Susan said...

I'd avoided watching any interviews with "Joe" until now, because I knew he'd be an idiot. Sure enough. He's not only ignorant, he's unintelligible. I hope we've seen the last of him.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it time for this bozo to go away?

llewelly said...

The purge should begin right now.

Go Stalin, Go!

Jed Rothwell said...

I am a Democrat and I dislike Palin, but let's cut her some slack. I read that the comment about Africa was a slip of the tongue, like Obama's accidental statement that there are 58 states in the U.S.

The angry attacks by Republicans against McCain are sickening. He doesn't deserve that. I don't recall Democrats attacking their losing candidates with such venom. Maybe because we are more used to losing than they are, we take it in stride.

Toward the end of the campaign there was a well known video of a middle aged Republican guy at a McCain rally saying, "I'm mad!" I got the impression that he felt they have a built-in right to win elections. He seemed both angry and bewildered, as if it had not occurred to him that they might lose. Republicans like him take it for granted that the country is "center right" and the majority supports them, so they think there something fishy going on when they lose.