Sarah “Winky” Palin on Barack Obama in an interview with Faux News:
Some of his comments that he has made about the war that I think may — in my world– disqualifies someone from consideration as the next commander in chief.
In my world, a grown adult who can’t speak properly – construct proper sentences maintaing the proper tense, for example – should be disqualified from consideration as the next VP. The job is, as we all know, a heartbeat away from the job of commander in chief. Someone give this C+ American a 3rd grade grammar book.
Video of the mangler:
Here’s an extended quote from the debate. The mangling is just mind boggling. Unable to construct a proper and coherent sentence. Scary. In answer to the question from Ifill about what was her Achilles Heel…
My experience as an executive will be put to good use as a mayor and business owner and oil and gas regulator and then as governor of a huge state, a huge energy producing state that is accounting for much progress towards getting our nation energy independence and that’s extremely important.
But it wasn’t just that experience tapped into, it was my connection to the heartland of America. Being a mom, one very concerned about a son in the war, about a special needs child, about kids heading off to college, how are we going to pay those tuition bills? About times and Todd and our marriage in our past where we didn’t have health insurance and we know what other Americans are going through as they sit around the kitchen table and try to figure out how are they going to pay out-of-pocket for health care? We’ve been there also so that connection was important.
But even more important is that world view that I share with John McCain. That world view that says that America is a nation of exceptionalism. And we are to be that shining city on a hill, as President Reagan so beautifully said, that we are a beacon of hope and that we are unapologetic here. We are not perfect as a nation. But together, we represent a perfect ideal. And that is democracy and tolerance and freedom and equal rights. Those things that we stand for that can be put to good use as a force for good in this world.
John McCain and I share that. You combine all that with being a team with the only track record of making a really, a difference in where we’ve been and reforming, that’s a good team, it’s a good ticket.
Jane Hamsher at Campaign Silo says Palin has no clue what “Achilles Heel” means, and I think she may be right. Holy cats.