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Old 09-25-2008, 12:06 AM   #211
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She is so stupid. This isn't funny anymore.

YouTube - CBS Sarah Palin interview



having her lack of intelligence, insight, interest, and preparation exposed by Katie Couric and thusly writ large on the teevee was only the second biggest, "well, duh, obviously, everyone knew that" moment of the day today.

the first biggest, "well, duh, obviously, everyone knew that" moment was when Clay Aiken officially came out.
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^I don't know. . .I don't think she came across as an idiot. I think she came across as someone saying a whole lot of nothing but then that's standard for most politicians on the campaign trail (Obama and McCain included). No one who is truly moronic would get very far at all in politics.

For me it's less about how much an idiot she is and more about why McCain chose her in the first place and what he's assuming (God-forbid, correctly) about how the electorate will make their voting decisions.

I see a lot of similiarities between Palin and Bush (and what people like about them) and THAT scares me.
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After he was in office for four years, W got nearly 51% of the vote and was re-elected to another four years in office.

I don't know that this says anything about Bush's intelligence one way or the other. What it says about the 51% though?
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^I don't know. . .I don't think she came across as an idiot. I think she came across as someone saying a whole lot of nothing but then that's standard for most politicians on the campaign trail (Obama and McCain included). No one who is truly moronic would get very far at all in politics.

For me it's less about how much an idiot she is and more about why McCain chose her in the first place and what he's assuming (God-forbid, correctly) about how the electorate will make their voting decisions.

I see a lot of similiarities between Palin and Bush (and what people like about them) and THAT scares me.


i really thought she came across as quite ill prepared and unable to not just think on her feet, but unable to effectively dodge questions and stonewall.

but i think your assessment is correct -- the person who comes off the worst here is McCain.
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No one who is truly moronic would get very far at all in politics.
Oh sure they could.

If they could get others to carry water for them.
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I don't know that this says anything about Bush's intelligence one way or the other. What it says about the 51% though?


it says that it was 2004, we were in the midst of a war that had yet to turn truly nasty and become a civil war, and that we had government officials amping up "orange" alerts and telling us we'd all be killed if we voted for the Democrats. and a rather uncompelling senator from massachusetts.
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and i wish i had written this, but someone referred to her Couric interview as a real "moose in the headlights" moment.
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i really thought she came across as quite ill prepared and unable to not just think on her feet, but unable to effectively dodge questions and stonewall.
That's exactly what I was saying. This is a sign of a lack of intelligence more than it is a sign of a lack of information. If you put in somebody who is sharp, say a Bill Clinton and ask him questions that he knows he can't answer, you would still get a better interview because he is quick enough on his feet that he can intelligently deflect or play off the questions. She cannot.

It is a little bit like watching a witness testifying at a trial. It's really easy to spot people like this and I guarantee you that most litigators could probably be very good at ascertaining a person's relative intelligence this way. You take two people equally uninformed and ask them the same questions and I guarantee you that you'll be able to spot the more intelligent one. It is actually very simple.

So I stand by my assertion - she's not bright. I haven't had one moment of doubt about that in all my time of watching her speak (not that it's been extensive, thanks for that McCain).
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so it's a virtue to be able to dodge questions and stonewall if you don't have correct answers?

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so it's a virtue to be able to dodge questions and stonewall if you don't have correct answers?

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it's what an intelligent moose will do when he's caught in the headlights.

it's the dumb ones that get hit by those Ice Road Trucker trucks.
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so it's a virtue to be able to dodge questions and stonewall if you don't have correct answers?
Well it's certainly something, although I wouldn't call it virtue, to be able to read words such as "virtue" into sentences which do not refer to such a notion in any way whatsoever.
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Katie Couric: If this doesn’t pass, do you think there’s a risk of another Great Depression?

Sarah Palin: Unfortunately, that is the road that America may find itself on. Not necessarily this, as it’s been proposed, has to pass or we’re gonna find ourselves in another Great Depression. But there has to be action taken, bipartisan effort – Congress not pointing fingers at this point at … one another, but finding the solution to this, taking action and being serious about the reforms on Wall Street that are needed.

but what about reforms that US Americans should make in The Iraq?
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Does this not scare anyone else?????
No. She has no acting experience...
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No. She has no acting experience...


or any experience acting, it seems.
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