Feb 7th, 2011
In all seriousness, this may be the most intellectually challenged statement from any major player on the right I have ever encountered. Again, Sarah Palin speaks only to the most adoring and fawning interviewers.
The venues in which she appears are specifically chosen to ensure that she hits it out of the park. That she can't manage to win a rigged game is the point of drawing attention to moments like these. The following is a response to a question from David Brody for Pat Robertson's 700 Club regarding her position on the American reaction to the Egyptian crisis. We must assume that this is the best she could do in gluing together her prepared talking points.
"It’s a difficult situation, this is that 3am White House phone call and it seems for many of us trying to get that information from our leader in the White House it it seems that that call went right to um the answering machine. And nobody yet has, no body yet has explained to the American public what they know, and surely they know more than the rest of us know who it is who will be taking the place of Mubarak and I’m not real enthused about what it is that that’s being done on a national level and from DC in regards to understanding all the situation there in Egypt. And in these areas that are so volatile right now because obviously it’s not just Egypt but the other countries too where we are seeing uprisings, we know that now more than ever, we need strength and sound mind there in the White House. We need to know what it is that America stands for so we know who it is that America will stand with. And we do not have all that information yet."
Okay. Let's bypass analysis of her troubled grammar.
First of all, framing an answer to so complex a set of of geopolitical equations with the imagery of a not terribly popular Hillary Clinton Campaign Ad from the 2008 cycle is jaw dropping. More amazing is the fact that she clearly didn't understand the ad itself which was not about answering the people's questions but rather an ability to manage crises while the nation sleeps.
Second of all, Mrs. Palin implies that we don't, in fact, have the information telling us what America "stands for." One has to wonder whether she even realizes that this was the gist of her remark
Third of all, that such a staunch apologist of the secretive, torture dependent security-state constructed during the during the George W. Bush years would now be condemning the Obama Administration for not be exposing the inner-workings of an international crisis more publicly simply boggles.
I could go on...