For those of you who don’t know, Sarah Palin is the Governor-of-Alaska-cum-Republican-vice-presidential-nominee for the forthcoming election in the US. She’s also incredibly dumb. Like, staggeringly so. Her responses to interview questions are so utterly devoid of any sort of actual detail or knowledge, it worries me that her over-the-top dumbness will somehow cripple the minds of the American electorate once again, and result in the poorest choice possible for the President and VP. I don’t know how her being stupid will result in stupidity at the polls, but stranger things have happened.
Fortunately, there are many on both sides of the spectrum who are crying out against McCain’s choice for running mate. One such person is Michael Seitzman from the Huffington Post. His recent post on Palin was brief, smart, and basically makes all the right points. To wit:
Now, I want to be clear and speak directly to those of you who LOVED that Palin interview. You’re an idiot. I mean that. This is not one of those cases where we’re going to agree to disagree. This isn’t one of those situations where we debate it passionately and then walk away thinking that the other guy is wrong but argued well. I’m not going to think of you as a thoughtful but misguided person with different ideas who still really cares about the country and the world. No, sorry, not this time. This time, if you watched that interview and weren’t scared out of your freakin’ mind, then you’re mentally ill, mentally disabled, or mentally disturbed. What you are NOT is responsible, informed, curious, thoughtful, mature, educated, empathetic, or remotely serious. I mean it.