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Aug 07 2012

Wingnut on Wingnut Crime: Cheney v Palin, Round 2

Dick Cheney recently said that he thought John McCain had made a big mistake by putting Sarah Palin on the ticket as his vice presidential nominee. Palin responded on Fox News with the usual word salad we’ve grown accustomed to from her:

“Seeing as how Dick – excuse me, Vice President Cheney – never misfires, then evidently he’s quite convinced that what he had evidently read about me by the lamestream media, having been written, what I believe is a false narrative over the last four years, evidently Dick Cheney believed that stuff and that’s a shame,” Palin said in an appearance on Fox News.

Yes, it’s all someone else’s fault. As always. But there’s more:

Palin said Tuesday the real mistake would have been turning down McCain’s invitation to join the GOP ticket.

“Here’s where the mistake would have been, I believe. If I had not answered the call,” Palin said. “I was honored to run for the vice president of the United States alongside Sen. John McCain. I was honored to accept the nomination from the GOP.”

Okay Sarah, try to follow the thread. The issue isn’t whether you should have accepted the nomination, it’s whether McCain should have nominated you. Those aren’t the same thing. Carry on.

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  1. 1
    wscott

    Actually that’s fairly articulate by Palin standards. Still stupid, of course, but hardly the jumble of random phrases that constitutes a true “word salad.”

    Wait…did I just sorta defend Sarah Palin? Excuse me, I have to go lay down and take my temperature.

  2. 2
    MikeMa

    Palin elevated stupidity to national prominence and acceptance. She boosted the bigots, haters and morons to rise up from under the rocks where they spent most of their lives so they could cheer for one of their own.

    Palin and her spawn have well exceeded their allotment of fame. The only true loss if McCain hadn’t made such a huge mistake would have been to Tina Fey.

  3. 3
    cottonnero

    I agree with wscott: For Palin, that’s a relatively coherent and concise statement.

  4. 4
    Zinc Avenger (Sarcasm Tags 3.0 Compliant)

    She is the queen of “low effort cognition” (my new favorite phrase!).

  5. 5
    Marcus Ranum

    John Cleese was right: she’s a talking parrot.

  6. 6
    Abby Normal

    Still, it may provide insight into why she attended five differnt universities before she found one that would give her a degree in communications.

  7. 7
    eric

    “Here’s where the mistake would have been, I believe. If I had not answered the call,”

    Holy crap that’s narcissistic. With perfect 20/20 hindsight, anyone and everyone should say McCain should’ve done things differently. Why? Because doing things the original way didn’t work.

  8. 8
    fifthdentist

    It would have been a mistake for her in not “answering the call” of a desperate campaign.* And there’s no doubt Balin’, Flailin’ and Failin’ Palin got the base really hard. I mean excited. Er fired up.

    * A governor in Alaska, whose scandals would have, at best, meant she wouldn’t be elected to second term, never would have gotten the grifting opportunities that she got after her pit-bull with lipstick days.
    Hell, her daughter’s on her second reality show in which she shacks up with her fiance for months before they get married. And, AND, the idiot daughter who has had one child out of wedlock was paid thousands of dollars to be the poster child for “abstinence” until marriage.

  9. 9
    frog

    eric@7: It would have been a grave error for Palin had she refused the nomination. She would have remained in her backwater milking cash from a much smaller cow. McCain gave her a national platform, and she–and her family, and her family’s ex-boyfriend/babyfather–have made oodles of money they would never have seen.

    It’s been a bad thing for the rest of us (except Tina Fey), but it’s the best thing that ever happened to that fatuous idiot.

  10. 10
    frog

    fifthdentist: GMTA!

  11. 11
    d cwilson

    frog and fifthdentist:

    You are both so right. Everything in Palin’s world revolves around her. For her, it’s actually better that she lost. Had she and McCain won, she might actually have been expect to do work. Instead, she’s managed to rake in a seven-figure income by playing the eternal victim of the “lamestream media” by doing little more than whining and mugging for the camera. So, when she says it would have been mistake to have refused “the call”, she means for herself.

    And now, she’s taught her daughter the fine art of media whoring as well. Bristol’s on her way to making Snookie and the Kardashians look classy.

  12. 12
    Michael Heath

    Sarah Palin:

    “I was honored to run for the vice president of the United States alongside Sen. John McCain. I was honored to accept the nomination from the GOP.”

    The latter is the real sin which never gets mentioned; far worse than even Sen. McCain’s enormous failure. The delegates at the 2008 GOP convention should have rejected Sen. McCain’s nominee, instead they unanimously approved Ms. Palin as the VP nominee. While the GOP would have certainly lost the race, where the odds were already high they would, that could have been the juncture starting them down the road of reform. Instead it seems to be one of the few factors that accelerated the inmates now running the asylum.

  13. 13
    Dr X

    @Eric:

    Holy crap that’s narcissistic. With perfect 20/20 hindsight, anyone and everyone should say McCain should’ve done things differently.

    So I guess her hindsight is as impaired as McCain’s foresight and insight.

  14. 14
    StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    @5.Marcus Ranum :

    John Cleese was right: she’s a talking parrot.

    Please don’t insult talking parrots! What did those beautiful, mostly harmless and actually (relatively speaking) rather intelligent avian life forms ever do to deserve that kind of nasty comparison!? ;-)

  15. 15
    stace

    Love those two little digs she gets in on Cheney, calls him Dick, ’cause you know he is a dick, then says he never misfires, which he obviously did when he shot that old guy in the face who later apologized for getting in the way of Dick’s shotgun blast.

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    brocasbrian

    If she had left it at “Vice President Cheney – never misfires” that would actually have been funny. But she kept talking didn’t she. That’s always been her problem. The talking and the stupid that comes out.

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