<body><script type="text/javascript"> function setAttributeOnload(object, attribute, val) { if(window.addEventListener) { window.addEventListener('load', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }, false); } else { window.attachEvent('onload', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }); } } </script> <div id="navbar-iframe-container"></div> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> gapi.load("gapi.iframes:gapi.iframes.style.bubble", function() { if (gapi.iframes && gapi.iframes.getContext) { gapi.iframes.getContext().openChild({ url: 'https://www.blogger.com/navbar.g?targetBlogID\x3d32209663\x26blogName\x3dSideways+Mencken\x26publishMode\x3dPUBLISH_MODE_BLOGSPOT\x26navbarType\x3dBLACK\x26layoutType\x3dCLASSIC\x26searchRoot\x3dhttp://sidewaysmencken.blogspot.com/search\x26blogLocale\x3den\x26v\x3d2\x26homepageUrl\x3dhttp://sidewaysmencken.blogspot.com/\x26vt\x3d7682481423868601741', where: document.getElementById("navbar-iframe-container"), id: "navbar-iframe" }); } }); </script>

Not Inexperienced: Stupid.

She's an ignoramus. That much we know. But now we can add the fact that she's evidently un-teachable.

COURIC: You've cited Alaska's proximity to Russia as part of your foreign policy experience. What did you mean by that?

PALIN: That Alaska has a very narrow maritime border between a foreign country, Russia, and on our other side, the land-- boundary that we have with-- Canada. It-- it's funny that a comment like that was-- kind of made to-- cari-- I don't know, you know? Reporters--

COURIC: Mock?

PALIN: Yeah, mocked, I guess that's the word, yeah.

COURIC: Explain to me why that enhances your foreign policy credentials.

PALIN: Well, it certainly does because our-- our next door neighbors are foreign countries. They're in the state that I am the executive of. And there in Russia--

COURIC: Have you ever been involved with any negotiations, for example, with the Russians?

PALIN: We have trade missions back and forth. We-- we do-- it's very important when you consider even national security issues with Russia as Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where-- where do they go? It's Alaska. It's just right over the border. It is-- from Alaska that we send those out to make sure that an eye is being kept on this very powerful nation, Russia, because they are right there. They are right next to-- to our state.

You know the McCain handlers must have been all over the governor trying desperately to bring her up to speed. They've had weeks. This is where she is? This is her grade level? This is Beavis and Butthead trying to fake their way through foreign policy 101.

Would you people ever, for a moment, tolerate this level of abject ignorance from me? From anyone you read? This bimbo wants to be one 72 year-old heartbeat away from the White House? Are you kidding me? I could smack this nitwit around for hours on foreign policy. And I'm a kid's book writer. I write about 14 year-olds with superpowers, for God's sake. I'm a high school drop-out. And not only do I know more than this woman does, I can assimilate information far faster. Give me a few weeks with McCain's brain trust and I could throw down with Kissinger.

Does that not frighten you? You want a president dumber than me?

This isn't about "experience." She's a nincompoop. She's a nitwit. She's incapable of faking her way through basic questions. Oh My God: she's an idiot.

Links to this post:

Create a Link

“Not Inexperienced: Stupid.”

  1. Blogger Tom Strong Says:

    Nah, she's smart enough - watch some interviews with her before the nomination, say here. But she's out of her depth, and the McCain people have done an abysmal job getting her ready for the big time. They waited until the last minute to choose her in order to gamble for a big convention bounce. Nice plan, but pathetic follow-up.

  2. Blogger Objectivist Says:

    Rough times... thanks for a laugh.

  3. Anonymous MiM Says:

    Thanks for the link Tom. Unfortunately I don't see any further evidence in the CSPAN interview to imply she's "smart enough". Her points focus almost entirely on her pet project, exploiting the oil and natural gas reserves in Alaska. I've heard the same comments in more recent talking points, so its no surprise this is the only topic she seems to have a coherent argument for.

    What I found most interesting was her negative commentary on the Supreme Court in reference to the Exxon Valdez case. Too bad she had no recollection of this in her interview with Couric.