Whiplash inducing quote of the day from Sarah Palin’s new tome Going Rogue:
(Palin) pretends no particular familiarity with the Middle East, the Iraq war or Islamic politics — “I knew the history of the conflict,” she writes, “to the extent that most Americans did.”
Whoa, whoa, whoa…wait a cotton pickin’ minute. This is the woman who would have been a heartbeat away from the Presidency and she’s admitting that she shares the same amount of knowledge about these extremely important and volatile areas of the world as the average “Joe Six-Pack”?
For my part, I want someone sitting in the White House who knows a helluva lot more about everything than I do, not as much—or God help us—less.
How many “average” Americans can even find Iraq on the map, much less know the history of its conflict? Yet this is a mere technicality for Palin. No biggie. She’ll just do a quick skim of a position paper on the way to her inauguration. What’s all the fuss about? You liberal-leaning-media types are always carping…..
To this end, I dedicate this ATC to Sarah Palin and her non-existent desire to learn more about the world outside of her little bailiwick—Alaska.