Thursday, September 25, 2008


From Glenn Greenwald over at

But Sarah Palin's performance in the tiny vignettes of unscripted dialogue in which we've been allowed to see her has been nothing short of frightening -- really, as I said, pity-inducing. And I say that as someone who has thought from the start that the criticisms of her abilities -- as opposed to her ideology -- were much too extreme. One of two things is absolutely clear at this point: she is either (a) completely ignorant about the most basic political issues -- a vacant, ill-informed, incurious know-nothing, or (b) aggressively concealing her actual beliefs about these matters because she's petrified of deviating from the simple-minded campaign talking points she's been fed and/or because her actual beliefs are so politically unpalatable, even when taking into account the right-wing extremism that is permitted, even rewarded, in our mainstream. I'm not really sure which is worse, but it doesn't really matter, because with 40 days left before the election, both options are heinous.

1 comment:

iltsurf said...

Ok, you're right on this one with regard to her proof of foreign policy. She should just admit she's got none.

"...right-wing extremism that is permitted, even rewarded, in our mainstream."

Are you kidding me fool? First off, Katie Couric is one of the most liberal journalists out there. I know she didn't ask your Communist candidate those types of questions.

Bottom line is both McCain & Obama are part of the corrupt establishment that the mainstream supports. If they did their job people would maybe wake up, clean house and take charge.

I don't support McCain, but you can't tell me the mainstream favors McCain over Obama...I live 5000 miles away and I can see they are way more biased towards Obama.