McCain Aides Reveal Palin Clueless About Civics, Thought Africa Was A Country, Didn’t Know NAFTA Countries, Threw Tantrums, Shopaholic
McCain aides are letting it all out. Campaign insiders told Fox News:
- Sarah Palin didn’t know basic civics, such as municipal, state, and federal government responsibilities.
- She didn’t know the nations involved in NAFTA (i.e. U.S.A., Canada, and Mexico).
- She thought Africa was a country instead of a continent.
- She threw tantrums.
- She was a shopaholic.
With the election over, McCain campaign aides are no longer holding back their displeasure with Sarah Palin. Newsweek is reporting that it was Palin who ordered expensive clothes for herself and her family. What’s more, the final bill came out to tens of thousands more than the $150,000 (Republicans Spent $150,000 on Palin Clothing & Makeup) previously reported .
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Sarah Palin has admitted she still has much to learn about foreign relations. Maybe we should not be surprised then that she actually believed French President Nicolas Sarkozy would call her out of the blue to talk about important national security matters such as seeing Belgium from his house, hunting by helicopter, his wife’s jealousy, Palin’s marriage to Joe the Plumber, and the documentary “Nailin’ Paylin”.
Site Map It was supposed to be Sarah Palin’s signature accomplishment as governor: a contract to build a 1,715-mile pipeline bringing natural gas from Alaska to the Lower 48. However, the Associated Press is now reporting Palin curbed bids on the pipeline contract to benefit companies close to her administration. What’s more, there is no guarantee the pipeline will ever be built. The company that won the contract to build the pipeline must still overcome major financial and regulatory hurdles.
Politico is reporting the Republican National Committee has spent over $150,000 on clothing and make-up for Sarah Palin.
If things weren’t bad enough already, campaign finance experts are warning that such expenditures may actually be illegal. Federal Election Commission guidelines prohibit the use of campaign cash to purchase items for personal use.
In an interview with a local NBC affiliate in Colorado, Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin claimed that she would take charge of the U.S. Senate if elected vice president.
Palin mistakenly argued that legislative work was one of the primary responsibilities of the vice president. In fact, the vice president has an extremely limited role and may only cast a vote when the Senate is equally divided.
The New York Times is reporting that an investigation by the Alaska State Legislature has concluded that Sarah Palin abused her power when she fired the state’s public safety commissioner Walt Monegan. Legislators agreed that Monegan was fired because he refused to fire Palin’s former brother-in-law Michael Wooten, an Alaska State Trooper.
Salon.com is reporting today that former Alaskan Independence Party Chairman Mark Chryson and right-wing extremist Steve Stoll played a pivotal role in launching Sarah Palin’s political career and in return were given influence over policy decisions. The McCain campaign has confirmed that Sarah Palin’s husband, Todd Palin, was in fact a member of the party but has until now vehemently denied Sarah Palin’s involvement with the group.
More Palin gaffes. Sarah Palin drew a blank when she was asked to name another Supreme Court decision besides Roe v. Wade that she disagreed with. Joe Biden, on the other hand, had no trouble answering the same question. Later, when Couric asked Palin to talk about the worst thing Dick Cheney has done, Palin would only refer to his duck-hunting accident. Incredible!
As promised, here’s video of Sarah Palin showcasing her unique talent at the 1984 Miss Alaska beauty pageant.
Palin’s special talent: playing the flute.
In an interview with Katie Couric today, Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin found herself unable to name a single newspaper or magazine she read regularly before John McCain picked her as his running mate.
Palin was visibly confused and struggled to give a coherent answer. She first claimed she had read “most of them”, then “all of them”, and finally “a variety of sources.” Though repeatedly pressed to be more specific, Palin declined to reveal details about her reading habits or her lack thereof.
In an appearance on This Week with George Stephanopoulos today, John McCain insisted that Sarah Palin should not be taken by her word when she argued that U.S. troops should “absolutely” cross the border into Pakistan in pursuit of terrorists.
McCain explained it was inappropriate to assume that a politician’s public statements would reflect their position on any issues. Read the rest of this entry »
The Los Angeles Times is reporting today that Palin told a fellow Wasilla resident that dinosaurs and humans co-existed on an Earth created 6,000 years ago.
It’s out. There’s now a video of Sarah Palin at the 1984 Miss Alaska Beauty Pageant.
The video shows Palin walking on stage wearing a red swimsuit and high heels.
The Washington Post is reporting today that Gov. Sarah Palin accepted $25,367 in gifts from industry executives, municipalities and a cultural center representing the largest mining interests in Alaska.
Sarah Palin still insists she has foreign policy experience because of her state’s proximity to Russia. In her interview with Katie Couric, she was unable to confirm whether she was involved in any negotiations with the Russians but pointed out that Russian military jets sometimes approach Alaskan air space and that American businessmen sometimes depart from Alaska to visit Russia.
For all of you who were surprised at how quickly Sarah Palin rose from being a small-town mayor to becoming governor of Alaska and then vice-presidential nominee, there is a simple explanation: She was blessed by a witch hunter. We even have video of the ceremony.
For the past couple of days, Sarah Palin has been meeting with foreign leaders who have come to New York for the U.N. General Assembly. Meanwhile, the McCain campaign has done their best to shut reporters out, prompting observers to decry the meetings as little more than photo-ops. It now appears, however, there is at least some footage after all, at least enough to give us a glimpse into how Palin’s meetings with those foreign dignitaries unfolded. Read the rest of this entry »
Sarah Palin struggled in her first interview with Katie Couric. During the interview, Palin appeared extremely defensive and found herself unable to answer most of Couric’s questions.
CNN’s Campbell Brown has had enough. She’s calling on the McCain campaign to stop their sexist treatment of Sarah Palin. McCain should stop shielding her from the media and stop treating her like someone who’s not capable of handling reporters’ questions. Brown insists Palin has a right to be real candidate.
When Sarah Palin was mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, her police department charged rape victims for rape kits. The town’s police chief was opposed to it because he felt it cost too much.
In an effort to portray herself as a reform candidate, Sarah Palin has come out in favor of open government.
At a recent campaign stop in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Palin made the following proposal.
It’s official. The Republican ticket is no longer McCain/Palin but Palin/McCain. How do we know? Sarah Palin made the announcement herself today, putting herself before John McCain on the ticket.
Sarah Palin’s ‘personal’ email account was hacked last Tuesday. In case you’re wondering, the account we’re talking about is gov.palin
Apparently, it didn’t take much technical skill at all to hack into the account. The hacker reset her password simply by answering a few security questions. He used her birth date, zip code and the place where she met her husband (Wasilla High). All of this information was publicly available. Read the rest of this entry »