Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Palin is Bush in Drag

Andrew Sullivan has been at the forefront of exposing Sarah Palin's lack of experience and knowledge, her radical far right views, and her many lies she has repeated already.

This diary at Open Left keeps track of Sullivan's top 10 complaints about Palin over the past week or so...

10. I know it's terribly elitist to believe that a potential president might actually have a single coherent public statement on foreign policy before her selection as veep-candidate; it's unforgivably snooty to believe that someone who had no opinion on the surge except that it should be an exit plan is self-evidently unfit to be John McCain's running mate; I know that it's now hyper-lefty and condescending to believe that a candidate should actually care whether what she says is true or not.

9. Almost the entire world is appalled at the farce of the Palin pick, and what it says about McCain's contempt for foreign policy and national security.

8. All she has is ambition, the willingness to lie at any time about anything - and the ability to placate the two central constituencies: the Christianist base and the neocons.

7. In so many ways, Palin is the apotheosis of the neocon dream.

6. Cronyism, debt, lies, religious fanaticism, and utter ignorance about foreign policy. You want another four years of Bush? McCain-Palin is the ticket.

5. And my working assumption now is that she is a pathological liar - even about things that are objectively checkable…..There is far too much at stake to be intimidated into silence or to pretend I can accept this absurd pick as anything other than a farce masking too many lies to count.

4. Palin fits the Bush mold, but ratcheted up one more notch toward absurdity, and several more notches toward puppetry.

3. For real! The candidate for vice-president of the United States actually responded to a question from the press! Amazing.

2. Increasingly, she seems like a character in a Ricky Gervais comedy: caught in endless confabulations and not skilled enough to get away with them.

1. I cannot say anything about this candidacy that takes it in any way seriously. It is a farce. It is absurd. It is an insult to all intelligent people. It is a sign of a candidate who has lost his mind. There is no way to take the nomination of Palin to be vice-president of the world’s sole superpower - except to treat it as a massive, unforgivable, inexplicable decision by someone who has either gone insane or is managerially unfit to be president of the United States.

On Bill Maher's show last Friday night, Sullivan nails McCain for picking Palin, saying...
The nomination of this person to be potentially the president next January, that's the possibility ,technical speaking, is a joke, it's absurd, dismissed out of hand as the most irresponsible act any candidate has ever made.

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