Sarah Palin Does Hong Kong

By Adele

In her first paid speech since abandoning her job in Alaska, Sarah Palin spoke to more than a thousand investors and bankers at an annual investment conference in Hong Kong on September 23. The obvious question is: Why would these people want to hear a self-professed “hockey mom” talk about high finance?

As you might expect, Palin took the intellectually low road, saying, “I’m going to call it like I see it, and I will share with you candidly a view right from Main Street, Main Street U.S.A.”

For what Palin’s small-town experiences are worth in the grand scheme of things, they could have invited me to speak on pet futures and gained as much insight.

Palin yakked for 90 minutes, allowing only 10 minutes for pesky questions. The media was barred from the event, reportedly at her request.

And now they’re calling it her first big “foreign policy credential” for a 2012 presidential run.

Attendees told various media outlets, as reported in Time, that Alaska figured prominently in her speech:

“She rambled on about the place for ages,” says an Indian banker with a major U.S. firm. “Palin even talked about Alaska’s land bridges with Asia and how animals once went across.” Based on a recording it reviewed, the Wall Street Journal says Palin invoked her husband Todd’s Eskimo heritage as a sign of shared “bloodlines” between the continents.

You can catch a few illegally captured moments at HuffPost and watch Nobel-Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman dismantle Palin’s ridiculous assertion that government regulation caused the Wall Street melt-down, which she supported by citing various lax legislation, and then concluded that banking needs even less oversight.

In railing against big government, Palin is setting herself up to run for leader of nothing. No laws, no regulations, no safety nets for anyone. So what’s her point?

As always, she’s too stupid to realize she doesn’t have one.

5 Responses to Sarah Palin Does Hong Kong

  1. Bob says:

    Once again glad I am Canadian….

  2. Deo says:

    Hello, everyone, hope this finds you well!!

    Since Palin QUIT her post as Governor of Guam…well, I mean can anyone seriously entertain the notion that Palin will be chosen to run by the GOP? Doesn´t her opponant merely have to SAY…SHE QUIT, PERIOD, END OF STORY???

    I am not getting this at all…I mean her resume is NOW that she was the mayor of meth ridden strip mall called Wasilla.
    This $300,000.00 speech in Hong Kong is a PRESIDENTIAL CREDIT???

  3. catsworking says:

    Deo, you are so right. It’s amazing that anyone could mistake Palin as a serious contender for president, but there are many who do. It’s like they can’t find a person dumb enough to put in the White House. They simply don’t make the connection that someone who didn’t have the chops to govern the 49th least populated state probably couldn’t handle running the whole country. And standing in front of a bunch of bankers and spouting off about prices at Walmart on “Main Street, U.S.A.” doesn’t make someone a foreign policy genius.

    Palin is so stupid, even George Bush had no trouble seeing it.

    Much as I like to see women in charge, I just hope when the time comes to pick candidates for the next election, the good ol’ boys in the GOP stop catering to her insatiable ego and squash her like a bug instead.

  4. Adele says:

    Maybe Sarah was actually booked as a comedy act. Sometimes conventions will pay quite a bit for that. That even one person takes her seriously causes me to hang my head in shame. Too bad the IQ scores of political figures aren’t published. Not that a high IQ makes one a good person or even a good leader, but I’d suspect Sarah’s is just barely in 3 figures. Adele, if you want your tail to really fluff up, read the Levi Johnson description of the Palin household in the current issue of Vanity Fair. Exploitative yes, but I suspect there’s are several grains of truth in it.

  5. catsworking says:

    Adele, I think you may be on to something. Why such a group would invite Palin to speak to them remains a mystery. Comic relief is the only plausible explanation.

    I have seen bits of Levi’s comments from Vanity Fair, and I don’t think the kid is making much of it up. As time goes on, he’s going to more fully appreciate the bullet he dodged by not becoming her son-in-law.

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