Friday, January 28, 2011

Sarah Palin's Sputnik Moment

After watching Decoded, I flipped over to the BBC news on public tv. That's the channel without commercials. While they were showing all the different companies that support 'commercial free' tv, I flipped over to Commercial News Network. The headline you see here was prominently displayed on the screen. Below was the question, 'Is she a factual space case?'
Soledad O'brien was giggling like a young girl about the latest salvo from Mrs Palin. It seems that in response to the POTUS State of the Union speech (or was it the response to the responce to the responce to the speech? There are so many responses these days I think they oughta let the parrotheads respond!), she said th President had had a "WTF" moment. Now, I know what 'WTF' stands for, as do most other people in this country, even if we don't 'twitter'. Some old guy named Cohen, younger than me, said he had had to ask his teenaged daughter what "WTF" meant. What's that guy doing on tv? When it comes to dumb, Sarah had company last night! In case you have not heard, Sarah said, "He needs to remember what happened back then with the former communist USSR and their victory in that race to space. Yup, they won, but they also incurred so much debt at the time that it resulted in the inevitable collapse of the Soviet Union."
I will be kind and just say that she was excoriated unmercifully by the panel, which included a Republican, Ed Rollins. He said, "It shows she has a lack of knowledge, which is extraordinary in a potential presidential candidate." He said later that "We should be discussing the response by Paul Ryan, not something stupid said by Sarah Palin." Whoa, Nellie! Bet he will not obtain a position in the Palin administration! Down South, when one talks about someone like that, they always end it with something like, "That woman is so stupid, God Bless her soul." You can say anything about anyone down South as long as you know how to end it the right way.

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