Friday, February 13, 2009

Not Much

I finished the March Esquire today, and the What I've Learned Section is Sarah Palin. At first I thought it was a joke, and then I remembered Keith Olbermann joking about her admission that one of the reasons she named her daughter Bristol was because she had dreams of working for ESPN, and it turns out it was Sarah herownself, the Moose Killa MILF From Wasilla, and What She's Learned.

Not much, it turns out.

So I read the thing, and she's still deranged. Here's the part that gets me:

"You have to let it go. Even hard news sources, credible news sources — the comment about, you can see Russia from Alaska. You can! You can see Russia from Alaska. Something like that — a factual statement that was taken out of context and mocked — what you have to do is let that go."

Yes, Hot Mama. We know that it was a true statement. The reason why everybody went bananas when you said that is not that it wasn't true, it was that YOU SAID IT AS IF THAT FACT MADE YOU QUALIFIED TO BE VICE PRESIDENT.


  1. Discoverd your blog from the comment you left at mine. I plan on linking you, as you've got some great stuff here. You seem to read/watch/listen to a lot of the stuff I do.
    I love Esquire. I still believe that they are the perfect medium to pick up Cardboard Gods.
    Peter Segal is a really funny dude.
    I know this comment reads like a Twitter post.

  2. Her qualifications weren't worse than presidential candidate Barack Obama, who had similar qualifications as she did, and even less executive experience.

    But am I missing something here? What is the connection between "can see Russia from Alaska." and "YOU SAID IT AS IF THAT FACT MADE YOU QUALIFIED TO BE VICE PRESIDENT."?

    Did she actually say something to connect the two? Or is the "fact" someone's guess an using imagination to turn sentence A into sentence B?

  3. The connection was the question-the question was about foreign policy experience.

  4. Specifically:

    "Pressed about what insights into recent Russian actions she gained by living in Alaska, Palin answered: "They're our next door neighbors and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska." "

    From here:

  5. You are right that is not a good answer.

  6. But, come to think of it, that answer is not as bad as when Obama, during a debate, told people that the answer was "above his pay scale".

    Now that he is paid three times as much, I look forward to him answering it.


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