Palin’s Alternate Universe

I came across an OP-ED in the New York Times that explores in some ways the worldview of Sarah Palin.  I felt Bob Herbert did a great job of showing several examples of how Sarah Palin is not ready to be a VP and how her worldview is dangerous.  Here is the beginning of the Article.  Pay Attention to the way Palin uses Quotes.  I don’t think she has read most of what she says first hand but probably just reads the notes in front of her face.

“Sarah Palin is the perfect exclamation point to the Bush years.

We’ve lived through nearly two terms of an administration that believed it could create its own reality:

“Deficits don’t matter.” “Brownie, you’re doing a heckuva job.” “Those weapons of mass destruction must be somewhere.”

Now comes Ms. Palin, a smiling, bubbly vice-presidential candidate who travels in an alternate language universe. For Ms. Palin, such things as context, syntax and the proximity of answers to questions have no meaning.

In her closing remarks at the vice-presidential debate Thursday night, Ms. Palin referred earnestly, if loosely, to a quote from Ronald Reagan. He had warned that if Americans weren’t vigilant in protecting their freedom, they would find themselves spending their “sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was like in America when men were free.”

What Ms. Palin didn’t say was that the menace to freedom that Reagan was talking about was Medicare. As the historian Robert Dallek has pointed out, Reagan “saw Medicare as the advance wave of socialism, which would ‘invade every area of freedom in this country.’ ”

TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE CLICK HERE.

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