Saturday, October 4, 2008

The Sarah Palin Files, Pt. 49

Sarah Palin is a dumb as a post.

Today, the New York Times, the rag that the McCain campaign has all but called the official media relations firm for Obama, raised Bill Ayers from the proverbial dead. You know - just as a favor to Obama.

The article covers all of the connections between Ayers and Obama, and guess what? There isn't much there:

the two men do not appear to have been close. Nor has Mr. Obama ever expressed sympathy for the radical views and actions of Mr. Ayers, whom he has called “somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago, when I was 8.”

But it was too much for the Barracuda. CNN reports:

"We see America as the greatest force for good in this world," Palin said at a fund-raising event in Colorado, adding, "Our opponent though, is someone who sees America, it seems, as being so imperfect that he's palling around with terrorists who would target their own country."

Palin made similar comments later at a rally in Carson, California.

Now, forget about whether Palin could even identify one of the so-called "connections" between Ayers and Obama. She can't. The above-quoted talking point is the universe of her knowledge on the topic. Everyone knows this.

Why Palin riffing on this is so supremely idiotic is her much more substantial and direct connection to the Alaska Independence Party. To understand the significance of this, let's play a game of true or false. The question is whether the following quotes are those of an alleged Obama associate (Ayers, Rev. Wright, or someone else):

The fires of hell are frozen glaciers compared to my hatred for the American government

I won't be buried under their damn flag. I'll be buried in Dawson. And when Alaska is an independent nation they can bring my bones home.

I'm an Alaskan, not an American. I've got no use for America or her damned institutions.

Ok, ok - admittedly the references to Alaska tells you all you need to know. These are the words of the AIP founder, Joe Vogler.

TPM is all over this, concluding as much as I did when I saw the CNN story that,

If Palin is going to directly question Obama's patriotism over his association [with] Ayers, surely all these facts are now fair game and freshly relevant.

Dumb, dumb, dumb.

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