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Remember when the press was reporting that Sarah Palin didn't know what the Bush Doctrine was? Our friend Bill O'Rielly stood up for her by saying nobody, including him, knew what that meant (though it was displayed via YouTube he knew well what it meant).

Well that Sarah Palin suddenly appears a lot brighter than the Sarah Palin of today. I wish these latest revelations about Palin, Africa, and NAFTA could have come to light before the election, not just to widen Obama's margins even more, but so we could perhaps see this segment from Bill, in defense of the good Governor:

Bill O'Rielly: Tonight viewers we take a look at the latest Palin-bashing and gotcha journalism going on out there in the liberal media. You won't believe this, but yes, they are now chomping at the bit because evidently Governor Palin does not have a Ph.D. in geography. (Sarcastically) Now while I am sure if put on the spot, with their own gotcha questions thrown back in their face, the New York Times editorial board could name every city, province, territory, state, and country in the world from memory, but does that mean if a person can't do that they can't be vice president?

The Times sure thinks so. George Soros,, and the New York Times are raking Sarah Palin over the coals now because she doesn't know everything there is to know about Africa. Well you know what? I don't know that much about Africa either and I don't think the average American really does either. I mean WHO CARES ABOUT AFRICA?? You've got Africa, and then somewhere in the south there you've got South Africa, EXACTLY like the Governor said!

So Soros, MoveOn, the Times, and their hate-spewing friends at the Daily Kos want to sit there and ask the governor over and over these gothca questions- "name what countries are on what continents". We also saw today instead of engaging in serious debate about NAFTA, they want to engage in semantics and word games about what it stands for and what countries might be involved. If NAFTA is about free trade, which is about globalization, and proponents of globalization are telling us there is really no such thing as North America, how can they mock Sarah Palin for her philosophical look at what countries make up North America? That's all the governor was trying to say about that, but was naturally taken out of context. Let me tell you something viewers...voters don't care about this or about Africa either, they care about the American economy and low taxes. And to the liberal media, you can strike at Sarah Palin all you want, but it only makes her more popular. Africa...SHEESH!

Well, that's our assclown segment for tonight, coming up next I will yell at the camera about anything and everything, unless Karl Rove joins me, then I'll be sporting these new O'Rielly Factor "No-Spin" kneepads, and you can grab a pair yourself at'Rielly where you can get all kinds of O'Rielly Factor gear...we'll be back in just a moment. (Exit music plays)

Originally posted to JasonPol on Thu Nov 06, 2008 at 07:49 PM PST.

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  •  Sarah Palin or Miss Teen South Carolina? (3+ / 0-)
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    Heteraetcaetera, Rosemary, JasonPol

    Neither of them got where they are for their brains. :-(

    •  Don't do this ... (0+ / 0-)

      Nothing wrong with Sarah's brains - more with the ideas she holds.

      And it is unlikely that she did not know that Africa was a continent given the extensive relationships between her church and its African peers -- recall Pastor Muthee?

      I can understand that mainstream Republicans want to destroy Sarah.

      At this stage, do we want to help?

      "We will learn an enormous amount in a very short time, quite a bit in the medium term and absolutely nothing in the long term." Grantham on 2008 Crisis

      by Bronxist on Thu Nov 06, 2008 at 08:27:54 PM PST

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      •  I think it is okay (2+ / 0-)
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        Bronxist, Danjuma

        to laugh at this stuff that is coming out. It goes beyond Africa. I'm not saying make this a forefront of Democratic agenda, but it's funny enough to get spread around. It isn't about destroying anyone.

      •  To answer your question (2+ / 0-)
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        Bronxist, bustacap

        Yes, I do want to help. As long as crazy extremists dominate the Republican party there is a chance they will come back to power nationally. I would much rather the Republicans were back in control of their moderate wing, because eventually they will be back.

        Further there is nothing wrong with a president who is not an Einstein. FDR wasn't nearly as smart as people give him credit for being. He had a "brains trust" to give him ideas.

        What was wrong with W is that he distrusted intellectuals. He may have had more native intelligence than FDR, but he was incurious (still is) and wouldn't get advice from people who really knew about things. Sarah Palin seems more than incurious. She seems to think that all the answers are in the Bible, as interpreted by nutcase pastors. That's dangerous.

      •  You're right, there's nothing wrong with her (0+ / 0-)

        brain.  It's more a matter of her interests.

        There's nothing inherently wrong about knowing more about separating a moose from its entrails than about separating a country from its continent.  

        There is also nothing immoral about having a greater command of magazines like People or rags like the Enquirer than of the WSJ.  

        And the constitution says nothing about a vice-presidential candidate actually knowing what a vice-president does, or that prevents her from admitting as much on TV.

        But if the rest of us elect someone with so little demonstrated interested in national affairs, then WE are the stupid ones, not her.

        If the liar were only as honest as he is creative, he'd be a great role model.

        by ZedMont on Thu Nov 06, 2008 at 09:04:17 PM PST

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    •  McCain was more like Miss Teen SC (0+ / 0-)

      A pig with lipstick, even one gussied up in a $150k emergency wardrobe, cannot be expected to detect that Africa is a noun for a place, not an adjective employed on public occasions to describe someone sporting a permanent tan.

      Colourless trash, the pair of them.

      Do you think an interesting line would be to lay on bets that McCain will croak before 20 January 2009? Or not? I put it at 60/40, but that's just me.

  •  this is perfect (1+ / 0-)
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    paint Sarah Palin as the victim and get a bunch of sympathy for her 2012 run, where she will be attacked viciously by the Republican establishment, tearing the party in half

  •  bill asshole'rielly (0+ / 0-)

    tellin it like it is.

    Isn't xmas coming, doesn't he have a war to fight?

  •  A demogague in action. He's an idiot. I bet (0+ / 0-)

    she did not know the 50 states!  You may not have to remember off the top of your head all the countries in Africa but to think Africa is one whole country proves the woman is a functional retard!

  •  Aren't these reports coming from his own (0+ / 0-)

    network?  Everyone who's reporting this story is making sure to note that it's all coming from Carl Cameron at Fox.

  •  Okay, let's put two and two (0+ / 0-)

    together.  Randy Scheuneman says she has a photographic memory.  Others on the campaign staff says she neither knows Africa is a continent, nor can she find it on a map.

    That could only mean one thing.  She's never seen a map...which brings us back to Miss South Carolina's explanation that many Americans do not have a map.
    Little did we know that she was talking about a fellow beauty queen.

    Or, maybe the maps where she's from make Alaska and Russia so large that it's impossible to make out the other continents (snark).

    If the liar were only as honest as he is creative, he'd be a great role model.

    by ZedMont on Thu Nov 06, 2008 at 08:55:09 PM PST

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