Sarah the Hockey Mom’s Lame Hat Trick

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ImageOn Thursday, Alaska Governor, Sarah Palin, who had basically been sequestered by her own campaign for fear of exposure, finally crawled out from beneath the home ice and gave her very first interview with a member of the press.

The McCain campaign hand picked Charlie Gibson because they knew he was a softie when it came to asking questions, and have in the past, shown camaraderie with the Republican party. They also selected 9/11 as Palin’s special “coming out” day. Both of these selections were designed to curry favor and sympathy for Palin.

But even with their cherry-picked interviewer and date, Palin herself, green as freshly-minted money, could not stay afloat…not even with the reliably low-key and conciliatory Gibson tossing simple, surface questions at her.

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Palin looked more like an unprepared hockey mom than a vicious pit bull during the interview. She was so out of her element that she left all of us with three nuggets of insight into her qualifications…or lack thereof.

The Associated Press reported that, “McCain has defended her [commander in chief] qualifications, citing her command of the Alaska National Guard and Alaska’s proximity to Russia.”

When Gibson asked her if she felt those two credentials were sufficient, Palin replied: “It is about reform of government and it’s about putting government back on the side of the people, and that has much to do with foreign policy and national security issues.”

So being a maverick (and I say this in a way that humors their campaign claim) is a substitute for actual foreign policy experience?

When Gibson later pushed Palin for her thoughts on the recent Russian actions against Georgia, Palin reminded everyone that she lives in Alaska, which is really close to Russia. So when Gibson asked her what insights she’d gained about the Russia/Georgia conflict, by living in Alaska, Palin answered: “They’re our next door neighbors and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska.”

Yes, you read that correctly. There was actually no answer given.

And, apparently, being able to see a remote part of a country qualifies one as an expert on that country. In that case, I’m an expert on over a dozen nations on earth. I’ve flown over them on a plane and as we landed, I could clearly see them all on the horizon below me.

And to round out her amazing trifecta of stupity, Palin told Gibson that “I’m ready” to be president. And she didn’t even miss a beat to say that having seen Siberian snowcaps from a distance, she’s ready to be president of the United States, leader of the free world.

God help us all, indeed.

6 Replies to “Sarah the Hockey Mom’s Lame Hat Trick”

  1. To say Palin is an imposter in potential VP clothing is the largest understatement of the year.
    My question to the Republican women who actually deserve to be in that position: have you been screwed so hard that you’ve lost your voice on this issue? Why are you putting party loyalty over your country? Anyone in their right mind, particularly those of us where the financials DO MATTER, can see by her own admission and record that she is simply not in the same league as these guys.
    This chick ain’t Audrey Hepburn. She is going to cause American deaths and financial chaos if she gets her claws into this office, and its not only more of the same old, same old, she’ll help take destruction to an entirely new level of purge of anyone or anything that gets in her way.

  2. Does the fact that this woman’s education consists of a BACHELOR’S in journalism and that’s it? I mean no master’s, no PhD., no MBA? What’s up with that?

  3. After having a special needs baby, three days was enough time for she and Trig to bond. I’m sure the babies feeling much love while his mother is flying around the country asking to be V.P. Real Working moms, work because they have to not four personel gradification.
    Service Before Family , hey there’s a great bumper sticker.

  4. After having a special needs baby, three days was enough time for she and Trig to bond. I’m sure the babies feeling much love while his mother is flying around the country asking to be V.P. Real Working moms, work because they have to not four personel gradification.
    Service Before Family , hey there’s a great bumper sticker.

  5. lets get McCain and Palin on are you smarter than a fifth grader I think we all know which phrase will be said into the camera at the end. Shit, even to my amazement if they did well they’d drop out and take the $.

  6. Asking Sarah Palin to run for the office of the VP of the United States of America – and to possibly, due to unforeseen circumstances become President of the United States should scare anyone who’s ever seen or read her comments, answers or speeches. In the greatest country in the world, this is the best we have to offer ? If we didn’t look like we didn’t know what we were doing to the rest of the world before she was announced….this should seal it. I have two sons who are United States Marines -and the thought of this woman being in second command or in charge of this country – and therfore in charge of my sons and other parents sons, or husbands, daughters and wives sickens me. If all it takes is sex appeal and a little flash to run for office – I can still think of more women who are better qualified. Eight years of the Bush administration was bad enough…but if this woman is on the ticket and runs – the country is doomed.

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