Thursday, November 6, 2008

Sarah Palin is the Israel of American Politics

So some on McCain's campaign staff would have us believe amongst other things that Sarah Palin doesn't know Africa is a continent and once answered her door wearing only a bathrobe.

Shhhh!!!! Do I hear an axe grinding?

Given Palin's efforts to divest Alaskan holdings in Darfur I find that first claim hard to believe.

The fact that someone would allege an incident with the bathrobe leads me to believe the old adage that if you throw enough crap on the wall some of it will stick.

This makes her the Israel of American politics. She is held to a standard no one else is.

Sarah Palin is alleged to not know that Canada is part of NAFTA and it's a scandal. Yet Barack Obama thought Canada was led by a President not a Prime Minister and doesn't merit a yawn.

Sarah Palin is alleged to not know Africa is a continent and it's a scandal. Yet Barack Obama once uttered America consisted of 57 states and no one bats an eyelash.

Don't get me started on Joe Biden. The man who thought FDR went on TV in 1929 to address the nation about the stock market crash. Two problems. Herbert Hoover was President and there was no TV in 1929. If Sarah Palin didn't know who FDR's Secretary of the Treasury was it would be on the front page of The New York Times. BTW, Henry Morgenthau served under FDR in that post.

Biden also claimed that Hezbollah had been kicked out of Lebanon during the 2006 war with Israel. I am sure Sheikh Nasrallah got a chuckle out of that one. If Palin had uttered that pearl of wisdom it would be shown on every network hourly.

Well, Sarah Palin is back home in Alaska. The best she can do is continue governing on her own terms, be amongst the people and get re-elected in 2010.

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