16 September 2008

And I Thought We Had Suffered The Worst


  • "We can see Russia from land here in Alaska"
  • "The war in Iraq is God's task"
  • "Nucular weapons"
  • Bush Doctrine? Huh?
  • Any of this sound familiar?

    James Fallows had this to say:

    "A further point. The truly toxic combination of traits GW Bush brought to decision making was:

    1) Ignorance
    2) Lack of curiosity
    3) "Decisiveness"

    That is, he was not broadly informed to begin with (point 1). He did not seek out new information (#2); but he nonetheless prided himself (#3) on making broad, bold decisions quickly, and then sticking to them to show resoluteness.

    We don't know for sure about #2 for Palin yet -- she could be a sponge-like absorber of information. But we know about #1 and we can guess, from her demeanor about #3. Most of all we know something about the person who put her in this untenable role."

    I say: The world is oscillating between hysterical laughter and tears. Who cares about the Constitution, or anything else for that matter, so long as I don't have to pay Capital Gains Tax? Or, (insert issue here).
  • I also say James Fallows and "Softball" Charlie Gibson, were extremely gracious for not calling this idiot out. Charlie Black's strategy of brandishing the sexism card like a club from the beginning, has predictably cowed the national media. This is the " look the other way" policy that got us George Bush, Dick Cheney, a war, an assault on the Constitution, torture, and the list goes on forever. And I thought we had been through the worst.
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