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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sarah Palin is policy lite, platitude heavy!

I don't think there has ever been a candidate in any election since elections were invented who's been like Sarah Palin. I saw a clip of her on Have I Got News For You where she was outdoing Mrs Malaprop. I then wondered what sort of person would want to support her. Well, if you look at some of the vast array of videos available on the internet, the common expression used is "clueless". Most of her fans believe she "supports the constitution". Yet she doesn't, or didn't here, know of any one of the Founding Fathers.

Now I know it's easy to mock. Easy to criticise. But surely someone in her position should do basic homework in political and historical facts. The more she appears dimwitted the more the mockery continues. I doubt if the Founding Fathers would be that miffed in her forgetting who they were, but I guess they would be gravely offended by her cavalier approach to the attributes that are required for the presidency. Political leadership requires a belief by the electorate that one is a serious candidate. The moment the public gets a whiff of a ridiculous situation, it's like the walls of Jericho tumbling down

Or at least it usually is. What I can't fathom is that so many think she is the right one to take on Barack Obama. There are any number of crazy things she has said since she was catapulted onto the world's stage. But it isn't just her saying odd, peculiar things. Her supporters are equally vacuous, equally mesmerised by clueless thoughts. In some cases it sinks to the level of gibberish.

Very few of those purporting to want her in the White House have any idea of her policies. That's probably because she doesn't either. This isn't even mom and apple pie stuff. There's a slight sinister streak in it all. None of the supporters appear conservative in the true sense as they are ignorant of what they want to conserve. I only hope the Republican Party has regained its self-respect. If not, well, we are all in for a bumpy ride if she ever gets to be be president.


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