Friday, September 26, 2008

Oh shit, now it's really starting to scare me....

Okay, here's the question:

Couric: "Why isn't it better, Governor Palin, to spend $700 billion helping middle-class families who are struggling with health care, housing, gas and groceries? Allow them to spend more, and put more money into the economy, instead of helping these big financial institutions that played a role in creating this mess?"

And here's the answer:

Palin: "That's why I say I, like every American I'm speaking with, we're ill about this position that we have been put in. Where it is the taxpayers looking to bail out. But ultimately, what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the health care reform that is needed to help shore up our economy. Um, helping, oh, it's got to be about job creation, too. Shoring up our economy, and putting it back on the right track. So health care reform and reducing taxes and reining in spending has got to accompany tax reductions, and tax relief for Americans, and trade -- we have got to see trade as opportunity, not as, uh, competitive, um, scary thing, but one in five jobs created in the trade sector today. We've got to look at that as more opportunity. All of those things under the umbrella of job creation."

I'm sorry, but am I the only person who can't see any correlation between the two?

(And I am ignoring that zany bit that trade should be regarded as "opportunity" as opposed to "a scary thing". Is there anyone who views trade as "a scary thing"?)

Are we seriously living on a planet where it is being proposed that this person could possibly be placed a heartbeat away from being in charge of the greatest nuclear arsenal the world has ever known?

That's just bat shit crazy talk.

PS. What's even more scary is that she gives this answer whilst quite clearly looking down at crib notes. If it wasn't so serious I might feel sorry for her. McCain has placed her ridiculously out of her depth.

But there's a chance that this unqualified person might one day be asked to lead the free world, so my sympathy for her is tempered by that realisation, and I end up simply being enraged at McCain's recklessness.

Hat tip to Washington Monthly.


nunya said...

Yeah, that one scared the crap out of me too.

Kel said...

She really isn't to blame. She's clueless and simply shouldn't be where McCain has put her.