"Do I need to post or just favorite a comment to still see a thread after deletion?"
"Sarah Palin truly does not seem to understand the questions that are posed to her. Her answers are literally gibberish. They are utterly incoherent; the way she talks about how Alaska being close to Russia gives her foreign policy experience... it would be like somebody saying that they can solve the financial crisis because they live next to a bank. There's something utterly disconnected and incoherent about it and people don't want to admit it. This is not the kind of regular sense of 'is he qualified/is she qualified/have they punched the right buttons/ have the right resume" ... this is way beyond that. Honestly, this is something we have never seen before in American politics, which is a serious candidate for national office who is literally babbling when asked serious questions about public policy."
But somehow she's moved up to higher and higher elected positions with precious little experience in the prior positions. She must be doing something right or something very wrong. Remind you of anyone?
greta simone: "109For some reason this actually pisses me off. I hate Palin as much as anyone here, but this was just stupid, irresponsible, and disrespectful. It's like some 14 year old kid pulling a prank on his 6 year old deaf neighbor, or kicking a three legged dog. It just reeks of immaturity and hatefulness."
109 comments in and someone finally gets it.
WHEN YOU LISTEN TO THE CALL, PALIN WAS BASICALLY BEING FRIENDLY AND DIDN’T SAY ANYTHING INCRIMINATING. BUT THIS IS BAFFLING . THESE CALLS GO THROUGH THE STATE DEPARTMENT. NATIONAL POLITICIANS DON’T TALK TO FOREIGN LEADERS WITHOUT STATE BRIEFING THEM ON WHAT THEY WANT AND WHAT WE’RE SAYING.
America is an extreme country, and no one feels indifferent about it. No matter whether you live in Karachi, Hamburg or Tbilisi -- you are bound to have an opinion about America. The US has friends and enemies all around the globe. America serves as a role model for Western industrialized societies, a model based on the spirit of Protestantism. But it also provides a paragon example of the downsides of this approach: materialism, unbridled consumerism, reckless exploitation of people and natural resources. This country the size of a continent has fascinating strengths and unparalleled weaknesses. It inspires both devoted admiration and aggressive contempt.
And then, speaking of Obama’s views on coal, she repeatedly stumbled on the word “bankrupting,” calling it “bankruptcing.”
It was at a San Francisco fundraiser earlier this year that Obama got into trouble, suggesting rural voters “cling to religion and guns” because jobs were being lost. Palin referred to them Monday as “bitter clingers” and “cling-ons.” (There goes the Star Trek vote?)
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