Friday, September 26, 2008

The Sarah Palin Files, Pt. 37

Daniel Larison at The American Conservative:

I resent the reverse classism that Palin uses to justify her lack of experience in traveling abroad, as if only the children of the wealthy go to other countries in their youth. Yes, those of us who have been privileged to come from families that could afford for us to travel overseas several times before the age of 43 are fortunate, but if she has spent so much time with book-learning about the rest of the world why is it that she doesn’t seem to know anything?


Her answer in response to Couric’s question on Hamas and democracy in the Near East was simply pathetic. There is no other way to put it.

The Hot Rod isn't privileged, yet I managed to earn a scholarship and study abroad one summer in college. Palin, on the other hand, was probably too busy constantly flunking out of community colleges and filling out her transfer papers during her extended college years to even think about scholarships or study abroad opportunities.

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