The election of Barack Obama did far more than put the better candidate in the big chair – it kept a woefully bad one out. The details that have begun coming out regarding how unprepared* Sarah Palin was to hold the vice-presidency are astounding. Even Fox “News” is in on it. Go watch.
- Palin could not name the countries in NAFTA. (Hint: there are only three, and one of them was right behind her when she was looking at Russia from her doorstep)
- She did not know that Africa was a continent
- She could not name the countries in North America
- She didn’t know the basic breakdown of civil, state, and federal responsibilities, which is particularly damning having held head office in two of them!
I think that one of my favorite bits in the video is the bit when O’Reilly seems to be saying that “all that stuff can be learned”, as if the main issue was that she didn’t know a few details, as if her lack of knowledge of basic Grade 3 geography was the result of a lack of exposure, when in fact the real problem is that she is simply not interested enough to learn just about anything. Can you imagine what he would say if she was running on the Democratic ticket?
New gameshow idea – Do You Know More Than Sarah Palin?, in which the contestants are asked basic questions and the prettiest one is chosen the winner at the end. No good? I guess it would get old after a while.
* That’s me being kind.