Sarah Palin: bad for America

Most people, I think (I hope), know that Palin is under investigation for her alleged abuse of power as Governer, for firing the police chief who wouldn’t fire her sister’s ex (or some such… my details may be fuzzy, but the gist is correct).

Not quite as many people are aware that she is not cooperating with (i.e. hindering) the investigation.

Fewer people still are aware of her previous abuse of power when she was a Mayor, firing a librarian for refusing to ban a book.

Three times, the librarian refused. Palin fired her, but eventually bowed to public pressure and gave the woman her job back.

Her campaign manager (from when she ran for mayor) opined to Palin that the book was harmless, and suggested Palin read it. Palin replied that she didn’t need to.

She wanted to ban a book that she had never read.
Let that sink in for a moment.
She wanted to ban a book she never read, and she fired the librarian who refused to ban it. She is not only willfully ignorant, but she is willing to abuse whatever power she has to make decisions based on her ignorance. She will, if McCain wins election, be one bullet (or heart attack) away from having her finger on the button of a nuclear arsenal. If this doesn’t scare the shit out of you, I don’t know what will.

“I’m still proud of Sarah,” said Chase, “but she scares the bejeebers out of me.”

This is from her former campaign manager. Personally, I’m not proud of her at all, and if she frightens her loyal backers, how should the rest of us feel?

We are becoming the stupid giant of planet Earth: richer than Midas,
mightier than Thor, dumber than rocks. Which makes us a danger to the
planet — and to ourselves. This country cannot continue to prosper and
to embrace stupidity. The two are fundamentally incompatible.

That quote’s from Leonard Pitts Jr, and I couldn’t agree more. Except for the fact that, you know, we’re not richer than anybody. We’re in debt way over our head, and struggling to keep from complete economic collapse, and still spending like we’re rich. The problem is, we’ve already embraced stupidity for far too long.

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  • Jonathan  On September 23, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    I find it funny we are spending so much time comparing a vice presidential candidate to a presidential candidate. What does that say about the presidential candidate?
    Are we setting things up for Senator Obama to loose and then in 2012 have Senator Clinton come back and win?

  • wolfger  On September 23, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    I find it funny you would make a comment like that when I haven’t actually compared her to anybody.

  • Jay  On September 23, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    Who cares? I could care less if she was Adolf Eichmann. The VP has basically no duties. Even with the chance that McCain dies, it’s not like the President runs the country.

    A (party A) President with a (party A) controlled Congress is the worst thing for this country.

  • Rico  On July 23, 2010 at 11:37 am

    Well… I’m a little late in comment but I care… from what I am gathering, should Palin still run for president and by some wrath of god, win the election, we had might as well be electing a middleschool girl in the prime of her PMSing fit. Only it would be a full term of her PMSing… maybe that is what the whole 2012 doomsday thing is about….

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