Sarah Palin says we humans mingled with dinosaurs just a few thousand years ago. And to think: this woman could end up being our President. Lucky us!
That’s pretty funny, but maybe not as funny as much as it is frightening, when one realizes that Palin actually believes and defends this theory, insisting that it must be true, since she has seen pictures of human tracks inside those of dinosaurs.
As interesting as that is, it’s almost a relief to see that Matt Damon (well, more that someone in general) has an opinion on the issue. And almost as entertaining as the story itself are the comments from “real people” that begin on the same page. While it is somewhat chilling to see some people defend this woman and tell people they should back off, it is at least comforting to see each of these comments are ripped to shreds by not one, but multiple return comments. And while I don’t really care what Matt Damon has to say about anything, I do agree that he seems to make more sense when he speaks than Palin does.
A few more links of quizzical interest:
- A clip of Palin’s interview with Katie Couric.
I enjoyed Palin’s explanation (and defense) of her foreign affairs experience with Russia (the debate renewed and still just fascinating), and her realization that she might be, er, what’s the word … “mocked” for trying to rationalize this. By the way, also in this same interview was Palin’s demonstration of how Barack Obama would lick his finger and test the air for currents in order to determine the financial direction of the nation.
- A “banned” (and since defiantly restored) historical recap of Palin’s previous credentials.
- Yet another gem of a clip: another Couric interview in which Palin claims she consistently reads a “vast variety” of news sources for information, but can’t name a single one of them; assures us that being gay is a “choice” that adults make; informs us that “Alaska is not a foreign country”; and takes jabs at Joe Biden’s age, when her running mate is about eight years older than Biden.
This one’s about eight minutes long, but it’s worth almost every second, especially if you’re not easily frightened. It’s also interesting to see John McCain squirm when faced with the realization that his policies and beliefs don’t even match up with Palin’s. “Drill, baby, drill!”
- Someone has gone through the trouble to develop a realistic simulation (in Flash) of the “Palin as President” experience! You’ll want to turn up the volume for this one. Click away!
- Want to test your knowledge of the duties and responsibilities of the Vice President in the Executive Branch of the United States Government? See this clip for Palin’s in-depth explanation. Spoiler alert: you may need to explain your response to her. Use tiny words, hand gestures, and lots of local colloquialisms.
- According to a CNN report, it appears that this “diva” has “gone rogue” and is now mailing it in for McCain’s ticket in 2008, in hopes of rescuing her own ambitions for 2012. In the same article, some McCain insiders are quoted in defense as saying that Palin was probably the “hardest” to get “up to speed than any candidate in history”, and that “Her lack of fundamental understanding of some key issues was dramatic.”
- The Anchorage Daily News, the largest newspaper in Alaska (Palin’s home state) has officially endorsed Obama for president, citing a need for a “steady hand” in troubled times: “The election, after all is said and done, is not about Sarah Palin, and our sober view is that her running mate, Sen. John McCain, is the wrong choice for president at this critical time for our nation.”
- The California Nurses Association has put together a Dress Like Palin site, at which you can accessorize Sarah with her own wardrobe accessories and see what that money could have bought for other, more needful and sensible Americans.
- Despite her inflated ego, it is clear that Palin is undoing any progress that McCain is making in closing the gap between the Republicans and the Democrats in the polls, and that her selection by the Republicans for McCain’s ticket has gravely damaged voters’ confidence in McCain’s ability to make decisions, as is evidenced by this New York Times article.