Hello, Contrarian readers!
I've been enjoying the last week's respite from political ranting and foaming at the mouth. For the first time in 8 years, I feel like our country has a shot at returning to normalcy and I've been finding that my daily outrage that never seemed to go away while Bush was in the driver's seat has mercifully subsided. However, since the election, there's been one thing that keeps needling me and I've realized that it's the fact that, while Sarah Palin and her idiocy are now thankfully as far away from the White House as you can get without crossing an ocean, she still seems to think that she has a shot at the big chair in 2012.
I've almost been feeling sorry for the GOP this last week. I have a hard time kicking folks when they're down, and this party is definitely on the floor, bleeding profusely from its ears. However, I still maintain that a Sarah Palin with presidential aspirations is dangerous as fuck. One would think that alienating moderate conservatives almost completely would give her the hint that if all she can do is excite "the base," there's no way she could win since "the base" is only about 10% of the population.
So, in an effort to keep Caribou Barbie in Alaska forever, here's a reminder of why she must stay there (hat tip to Daniel Kurtzman):
Top 10 Dumbest Sarah Palin Quotes
Idiotic Quotes by Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin
By Daniel Kurtzman, About.com
"As Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United
States of America, where- where do they go? It's Alaska. It's just
right over the border."
2. "We believe that the best of America
is not all in Washington, D.C. … We believe that the best of America
is in these small towns that we get to visit, and in these wonderful
little pockets of what I call the real America, being here with all of
you hard working very patriotic, um, very, um, pro-America areas of
this great nation."
3. "Ohh, good, thank you, yes." –Sarah
Palin, after a notorious Canadian prank caller complimented her on the
documentary about her life, Hustler's "Nailin Paylin,"
let's see. There's ― of course in the great history of America there
have been rulings that there's never going to be absolute consensus by
every American, and there are those issues, again, like Roe v. Wade,
where I believe are best held on a state level and addressed there. So,
you know, going through the history of America, there would be others
5. "All of 'em, any of 'em that have been in front of me over all these years."
"They are also building schools for the Afghan children so that there
is hope and opportunity in our neighboring country of Afghanistan."
"[T]hey're in charge of the U.S. Senate so if they want to they can
really get in there with the senators and make a lot of good policy
changes that will make life better for Brandon and his family and his
classroom." –Sarah Palin, getting the vice president's constitutional
role wrong after being asked by a third grader what the vice president
8. "I told the Congress, 'Thanks, but no thanks,' on that Bridge to Nowhere."
"If [the media] convince enough voters that that is negative
campaigning, for me to call Barack Obama out on his associations then I
don't know what the future of our country would be in terms of First
Amendment rights and our ability to ask questions without fear of
attacks by the mainstream media."
10. "I'm the mayor, I can do
whatever I want until the courts tell me I can't.'" –Sarah Palin, as
quoted by former City Council Member Nick Carney, after he raised
objections about the $50,000 she spent renovating the mayor's office
without approval of the city council