When Sarah Palin crowed that she broke the glass ceiling, she was apparently unaware that she actually crawled through a hole Democratic VP candidate Geraldine Ferraro cut for her back in 1984. Ever since, Palin’s been chanting Republican talking points like a well-trained parrot.
I don’t think that make her a feisty maverick. It makes her sound like a conservative brainwash case.
From her convention speech, her debate with Biden, her stump speeches, and her few embarrassing media interviews, anyone would be hard-pressed to identify an original thought from Palin, since almost anything unscripted she says is gibberish.
Over the weekend, she accused Barack Obama not once, but 3 times, of “palling around with terrorists” (plural) such as Bill Ayers (one man). Ayers was a ‘60s radical when Obama was a small child and is now a college professor.
If Obama living in the same Chicago neighborhood, serving on the same charitable board, and having Ayers turn up at one of his first political meetings makes Obama a pal of terrorists, then we’d better take a closer look at Palin’s supermarket checker, bank teller, neighbors, girlfriends, optometrist – and her secessionist husband – back in Wasilla.
Palin’s orders to fling as much outdated, inaccurate mud at Obama as possible won’t make voters forget they’re losing their jobs, healthcare, investments, and savings while the cost of living rises every day. It just makes Palin look even stupider.
If Obama wins on November 4, maybe McCain will realize in hindsight that training Palin to be his dirty-talking bird wasn’t such a good idea.