Watch Bill O try to spin Sarah Palin’s breathtaking ignorance as a good thing.
Sarah Palin couldn’t name the countries in North America. Didn’t know Africa was a continent — thought South Africa was just the southern part of the country of Africa. Bill O’Reilly thinks that $40,000 of clothes for Todd Palin is “nit-picking.” Palin refuses debate prep for Couric interview.
How is that… how is that possible? I mean, like many others, I saw her as unprepared for the Presidency and an amusingly poor on-her-feet interviewee, but she never struck me as quite so buffoonishly, oustandingly ignorant. I assumed she had baseline competence; not ready for the highest office in the land, but still reasonably well-educated. I mean, she was a Governor and all that. She’s not… I mean… wha-buzzah?
I guess I need to see some hard evidence, because this is still kind of dubious. It may just be an overinterpretation of some small misspeak or brain-fart.
(No, of course I’m not, but he’s gotta be realizing that he dodged a bullet there. I’m sure he’s very disappointed and all that he’s not going to be President, but I seriously doubt that he’s regretting missing the opportunity to work closely with Sarah Palin. His handlers were probably developing staffing plans that involved keeping her locked up in the Naval Observatory and only letting her out for fundraisers with the base.)
I think you are underestimating how stupid most people are. There are people who don’t know that New Mexico is a state or that Japan and China are different countries. I know a teacher who thinks that Japanese people have a genetic trait that made them unable to pronounce "R"s.
I have a hard time believing the stuff that was being reported in that link, and I say this as someone profoundly unimpressed with Palin. How on earth can anyone who reads all the magazines not know which countries are party to NAFTA? It’s not like it’s a long list.
So either she really is as stupid as I, and others, have always maintained (gratifying if a bit frightening to learn). Or the GOP has already decided, “Fuck the bitch. She’s going under the bus!” In which case, we’ll probably see a steady supply of these sorts of stories. Either way, we’re winners.