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Sep 11 2012

Dumbass Quote of the Day

At the Democratic National Convention, John Kerry fired off one of the best one-liners of the entire event, saying, “Folks, Sarah Palin said she could see Russia from Alaska. Mitt Romney talks like he’s only seen Russia by watching ‘Rocky IV.’” It was a good line, and accurate on both counts. That prompted this absurd response from the Divine Miss Palin:

“I think he diminished himself by even mentioning my name,” Palin told Cavuto. “How does he even know my name? I mean, aren’t these guys supposed to be these bigwig elites who don’t waste their time on the little people like me?”

“Yeah, I did say in Alaska you can see Russia from our land base and I was making the point that we are strategically located on the globe and when it comes to transportation corridors and resources that are shared and fought over, Alaska and I as the governor had known what I was doing in dealing with some international issues that had to do with our resources that could help secure the nation,” she insisted.

So, it’s funny he would take a potshot like that. It’s funny he even knows my name.”

Love the word salad in the second (run on) sentence, but the last one? Really? She doesn’t think a senator would know the name of perhaps the most famous Republican in the entire country? That’s just bizarre.

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  1. 1
    Randomfactor

    Betcha he knows Ronald McDonald too, at least by reputation.

    Being well-known isn’t the same as being eminent. Hell, he probably knows of “Snooki,” too.

  2. 2
    Abby Normal

    I think he diminished himself by even mentioning my name

    I think this holds true for everyone.

  3. 3
    hrun0815

    Halt the presses: former presidential candidate knows name of former vice-presidential candidate!

  4. 4
    morgandourif

    How is it “funny” that Kerry would know the name of the VP candidate for the 2008 Republican ticket? She’s (unfortunately) not some small-town politician who he plucked from obscurity for seemingly no reason.

  5. 5
    morgandourif

    Seriously, this is one of Palin’s most transparent attempts yet when it comes to falsely making herself out to be the victim who is just some regular “aw shucks” small-town politician. Yeah, because she’s such a teeny little presence in politics that no other candidate for high office should know her name.

  6. 6
    andrewjohnston

    Well, she’s just an ordinary person, don’cha know. She’s been riding that schtick for four years, and she has to keep it up, no matter how silly it sounds. She doesn’t have another one.

  7. 7
    Raging Bee

    Kerry was making a point about how stupid Republicans are on foreign policy matters. And Palin changed the subject (that’s about all Republicans can do these days) and tried to make it about herself, and how important she allegedly still is. This is even more childish than she normally is.

  8. 8
    Sastra

    You know, her statement sounds better if she expresses ‘surprise’ that Kerry had remembered her name. What do you want to bet that this is what she meant to say — but was tripped up by her usual verbal clumsiness?

  9. 9
    TGAP Dad

    Where would our comedians get their material without Sarah Palin? (Oh yeah: Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Rick Perry Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Rush Limbaugh, Glen Beck…)

  10. 10
    Michael Heath

    Sarah Palin stated:

    “Yeah, I did say in Alaska you can see Russia from our land base and I was making the point that we are strategically located on the globe and when it comes to transportation corridors and resources that are shared and fought over, Alaska and I as the governor had known what I was doing in dealing with some international issues that had to do with our resources that could help secure the nation,” she insisted.

    So, it’s funny he would take a potshot like that. It’s funny he even knows my name.”

    What’s funny is Ms. Palin informing us she was aware of herself dealing with ‘some international issues’. Are there times when she doesn’t know what she’s doing? Besides the obvious? To the point she needs to let us know when she was aware of herself dealing with some issues?

  11. 11
    Who Knows?

    Sarah Palin says: “on the little people like me”

    Governor of Alaska, Vice Presidential candidate, paid speaker, Fox News commentator, Reality T.V. Star and she’s a “little people.”

    Fuck, that must make me sub-atomic.

  12. 12
    John Pieret

    This may just be a bit of honest self-appraisal sneaking out: ‘I know I’m a small town hick that lucked into 15 minutes of fame but wasn’t even up to being governor of a state with the population of a mid-sized city.’

  13. 13
    John Kruger

    Are all Republicans surprised that people can remember things from four years ago? I think perhaps they are. Who was that George Bush character again?

  14. 14
    d cwilson

    Hell, he probably knows of “Snooki,” too.

    Yeah, but Snooki has more class than Sarah Palin.

  15. 15
    wholething

    Of course Palin is surprised that someone would remember the name of a vice-presidential candidate. She couldn’t quite get it straight in her head who the VP candidate was when she was running against him. Remember “O’Biden”?

  16. 16
    holytape

    So what I learned:

    Alaska is on the globe, as compared to be strategically located somewhere else, perhaps the moon.

    Alaska is apparently is a person.

    Alaska, Russia and Palin apparently fought over transportation resources. It may have been an oil-wrestling match.

    Palin doesn’t realize that other people read newspapers and remember stuff.

    Palin hates us and the English language with an untold passion.

  17. 17
    Bronze Dog

    The stupid hurts my forehead and damages my laptop’s keyboard.

    +1 internet brownie point(s) to Raging Bee for pointing out the subject change. This is about Republican incompetence with foreign policy.

    From the run-on sentence, I get the impression she’s trying to argue that being aware (probably vaguely) of Alaska’s infrastructure endows her with the ability to understand US-Russian relations. It’s potentially useful knowledge on the detail level, but I would think it would contribute next to nothing toward “big picture” understanding.

  18. 18
    Anthony K

    Oh Sarah, it’s obvious how he’s leaned of you. He probably read about you in a magazine or newspaper, all of ‘em, any of ‘em that have been in front of him over all these years.

  19. 19
    dingojack

    I thought it was Tina Fay who coined the famous phrase, and now ‘the divine’ Sarah Palin is (illegally) claiming she made these remarks herself (after previously publicly distancing herself from the meme).
    Republicans resorting to lies over the truth, business as usual (I still hope SNL sues for Breach of Copyright).
    Dingo

  20. 20
    Trebuchet

    @Dingo:

    I thought it was Tina Fay who coined the famous phrase, and now ‘the divine’ Sarah Palin is (illegally) claiming she made these remarks herself (after previously publicly distancing herself from the meme).

    Palin did say that you can see Russia (Big Diomede Island) from Alaska (Little Diomede Island). Tina Fey turned it into “I can see Russia from my house”.

    Palin apparently thinks the Bering Strait is a “major transportation corridor”.

  21. 21
    Zinc Avenger (Sarcasm Tags 3.0 Compliant)

    On Palinworld nobody has heard of her. I’m starting wish I could live there too.

  22. 22
    DaveL

    “I think he diminished himself by even mentioning my name,”

    While I agree with Mrs. Palin on this point, it seems to me that actually saying this out loud about oneself ought to be followed by an embarrassed silence and a serious re-evaluation of one’s life.

  23. 23
    whheydt

    Re; #20 (Trebuchet)

    Give global warming a few more years and the Bering Straight may become a major transportation route…let’s hear it for the Northwest Passage.

  24. 24
    jws1

    @ DaveL: A serious re-evaluation of one’s life requires the ability to give an honest appraisal of one’s life. I think we can all agree on that she has not shown honesty to be a strong-suit for her.

  25. 25
    Area Man

    Kerry obviously heard of Palin from Vladimir Putin, who is deathly afraid of her.

  26. 26
    eric

    …aren’t these guys supposed to be these bigwig elites who don’t waste their time on the little people like me?”

    Technically, he was wasting time on Romney. Your littleness is part of what makes the comparison so pointed. The comment (paraphrasing) “Romney is the Palin of international relations” is only amusing when ‘the Palin of international relations’ is an insult.

  27. 27
    oranje

    Sheesh. She even made a hash out of the “liberal elite” mantra. It must be so frustrating to occasionally have an idea and never be able to express it competently.

  28. 28
    Zeno

    “How does he even know my name?”

    I dunno. Maybe by being smarter than Palin herself?

    It is, of course, a fundamentally stupid question. Palin’s modesty is as faux as her political acumen.

  29. 29
    coragyps

    I’m sick unto nausea with this Sarah Palin person.

    Can we just go back to Michael, instead?

  30. 30
    missouririverrat

    More proof that Palin would have been a”Great” vice-president

  31. 31
    Nemo

    I think she was trying to be sarcastic. She’s just not very good at it.

  32. 32
    jnorris

    She Who Must Not Be Named!

  33. 33
    remus

    Maybe she was just spooked that this guy she had never heard of knew so much about her?

  34. 34
    jayarrrr

    The day she acknowledges that her popularity is based solely on a bunch of old white bigot men whacking off to the idea of getting with her is the day I’ll finally have a shred of respect for the Sarahcuda.

    Dontchaknow?

  35. 35
    dan4

    @34: “…her popularity is based solely on a bunch of old white bigot men whacking off to the idea of getting with her…”

    Stay classy, dude.

  36. 36
    shripathikamath

    She is the poster girl for what happens to losing VEEP candidates. They are laughed out within a couple of years, and never ever return into the national limelight. Only in her case, it did not take that long.

    Eastwood might have conversed with an empty chair, but Alaska Palin was more invisible than Obama and Bush (combined) at the RNC.

    Too bad she’s aging, so even that GILF thingy is not going work anymore.

    She did audition for tossing some word salad at the DNC though.

    The Dems should have let her.

  37. 37
    Alex

    GILF? Oh come on.

  38. 38
    blf

    Cheney and its sock-puppet, Bush ][, have been consigned to the memory-hole. Is the same thing happening to McCain and what’s-its-name? Especially, perhaps, what’s-its-name? Not sure about McCain, but the rest of those thugs were noticed most recently for not being at the thug-a-thon in Tampa Bay.

  39. 39
    democommie

    Palinontological observation: Air goes in, bullshit comes out. You can’t explain that.

    Maybe John Kerry knew who she was because he watched the “debate” between her an Joe Biden?

  40. 40
    stace

    Frankly, Sarah, we are all diminished by knowing your name.

  41. 41
    Alex

    Palindrome n a statement that doesn’t make any sense either way.

  42. 42
    d cwilson

    @34: “…her popularity is based solely on a bunch of old white bigot men whacking off to the idea of getting with her…”

    Stay classy, dude.

    I think the National Review’s Rich Lowry put that sentiment best:

    Palin too projects through the screen like crazy. I’m sure I’m not the only male in America who, when Palin dropped her first wink, sat up a little straighter on the couch and said, “Hey, I think she just winked at me.” And her smile. By the end, when she clearly knew she was doing well, it was so sparkling it was almost mesmerizing. It sent little starbursts through the screen and ricocheting around the living rooms of America. This is a quality that can’t be learned; it’s either something you have or you don’t, and man, she’s got it.

    @35:

    but Alaska Palin was more invisible than Obama and Bush (combined) at the RNC.

    Actually, Obama was quite prominent at the RNC. I doubt there was a single speech that didn’t have “why I hate that Kenyan/Atheist/Mulsiim” as one of its themes. He was certainly mentioned far more than Bush, Palin, and McCain combined.

  43. 43
    jenlanglois

    Maybe she was just spooked that this guy she had never heard of knew so much about her?

    remus, please accept this shiny new internet.

  44. 44
    dingojack

    I’m not sure if Rich wasn’t unconsciously uncovering a truth (abreaction/ Freudian Slip call it what you will) when he wrote:

    Palin too projects through the screen like crazy.”

    Yep Rich she sure does.

    ;) Dingo

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