Skip to main content

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin fixes her hair as she addresses the American Conservative Union's annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, February 11, 2012.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst   (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
Baffled again
On the final night of the Democratic National Convention, when Sen. John Kerry made a Sarah-Palin-can-see-Russia-from-her-house joke, everyone laughed because Palin's claim of foreign policy expertise based on Alaska's proximity to Russia was one of the funniest things anyone has ever said in the history of people saying things, and laughing at it, and her, never gets old. And never will.

Which is why Palin has come up with a whole new kind of response to it. And it is, as always, classic Palinese:

I think he diminished himself by even mentioning my name. How does he even know my name? I mean aren’t these guys supposed to be these big wig elites who don’t waste their time on the little people like me—me representing the average American who, yeah I did say Alaska, in Alaska, you can see Russia from our land base and I was making the point that we are strategically located on the globe and when it comes to transportation corridors and resources that are shared and fought over Alaska and I as the governor had known what I was doing in dealing with some international issues that had to do with our resources that could help secure the nation. So it's funny that he would take a little pot shot like that, but it’s funny he even knows my name.
While it might have been surprising for a "big wig elite" (i.e., United States senator and former presidential nominee, just like, ahem, Palin's 2008 running mate) to know the name of a failed reality TV star—which is Palin's most recent attempted endeavor—it's not quite as surprising that he would know name of the last Republican vice presidential nominee. Especially one who can't stop shoving herself, her husband, and her passel of children in front of any camera she can find.

That Palin's name has not quite yet been relegated to a footnote or a College Jeopardy question may be shocking news to her, but maybe, like Sarah herself, when it comes to newspapers, Sen. Kerry also reads "all of 'em, any of 'em that, um, have, have been in front of me over all these years" too.


Originally posted to Kaili Joy Gray on Fri Sep 07, 2012 at 09:51 AM PDT.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site