Thursday, November 6, 2008

The Wasilla Hillbillies

Cue the banjo's the GOP circular firing squad!

Newsweek (emphasis mine):
NEWSWEEK has also learned that Palin's shopping spree at high-end department stores was more extensive than previously reported. While publicly supporting Palin, McCain's top advisers privately fumed at what they regarded as her outrageous profligacy. One senior aide said that Nicolle Wallace had told Palin to buy three suits for the convention and hire a stylist. But instead, the vice presidential nominee began buying for herself and her family--clothes and accessories from top stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus. According to two knowledgeable sources, a vast majority of the clothes were bought by a wealthy donor, who was shocked when he got the bill. Palin also used low-level staffers to buy some of the clothes on their credit cards. The McCain campaign found out last week when the aides sought reimbursement. One aide estimated that she spent "tens of thousands" more than the reported $150,000, and that $20,000 to $40,000 went to buy clothes for her husband. Some articles of clothing have apparently been lost. An angry aide characterized the shopping spree as "Wasilla hillbillies looting Neiman Marcus from coast to coast," and said the truth will eventually come out when the Republican Party audits its books.
This is a surprise? Palin has backstabbed everyone who's ever given her a helping hand upwards, and proven herself to be vacuous, venal, and ignorant at every opportunity. The very idea that she could be a leader of the Republican Party is proof-positive of the GOP's detachment from reality, and the bankruptcy of their ideas. But some of the more dimwitted Republicans are seriously suggesting that she be acclaimed a leader of their party.

Kagro X at Kos:
Yes, in the few short weeks we knew her, Sarah Palin turned out to have more hands in more pockets than we could keep track of. She and Joe (the Plumber) were the perfect pair. Instantly famous but for no good reason, pushy, greedy, and all the while cheating behind the scenes, and cheating on the very issues about which each of them complained that regular Americans were getting a raw deal from the elite.

Meanwhile, HuffPost relates this astounding story from Faux News:
According to Fox News Chief Political Correspondent Carl Cameron, there was great concern within the McCain campaign that Palin lacked "a degree of knowledgeability necessary to be a running mate, a vice president, a heartbeat away from the presidency," in part because she didn't know which countries were in NAFTA, and she "didn't understand that Africa was a continent, rather than a series, a country just in itself."

Cameron relates how McCain aides were terrified of Palin's lack of knowledge of international and national issues, and even basic civics. Cameron reports that Palin was unfamiliar with the concept of "American exceptionalism," and that not only did she not understand that Africa was a continent rather than a single country but also that during debate prep Palin was unable to name all the nations in North America.
That's not stupid, that's Kellie Pickler Stupid.Though it pains me to do so, check out the video below from Faux. The degree of Palin's ignorance is astounding. Listening to Carl Cameron talk about her "knowledgeability", however, helps me to understand how these idiots could like her in the first place:

"Palin in 2012"? Don't make me laugh!

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