Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Is Sarah Palin dumb as a pile of bricks or smart like a fox?

[Palin with Ross on left. Photo here.]

She must be dumber than a pile of bricks! Or not.

Last month she nominated one Wayne Anthony Ross to be the attorney general of Alaska.

Bad move. Ross is, according to Max Blumenthal at The Daily Beast, "a colorful far-right lawyer and longtime Palin ally who sports his initials, W.A.R. on his Hummer's vanity plates..."

But he more's than that. It appears, from what he has said, that he has problems understanding things like human rights, human dignity, fairness, and it also appears that maybe his brain is wired weirdly.

"...his nomination was thrown into grave peril when his opponents presented evidence that he called homosexuals 'degenerates,' hailed the 'courage' of a student who lionized the Ku Klux Klan, vowed to undermine the sovereignty of Native American tribes, and allegedly defended men who rape their wives."

Here are a few quotations and other miscellany from Mr. Ross:

1. "If a guy can't rape his wife, who's he gonna rape?" (Ross denied saying this.)

2. "If a woman would keep her mouth shut, there wouldn't be an issue with domestic violence."

3. He wrote "several manifestos attacking [Martin Luther] King as a communist subversive.

4. He has "routinely appeared at public events beside his friend, Don Tanner, a while nationalist who moved to South Africa for a period during the 1980s to support is apartheid government, and who reveled crowds of conservatives with anti-black 'South African jokes' upon his return to Alaska."

Well, there's much more. But here's Blumenthal's take:

"If Palin withdraws Ross' nomination, she could end another embarrassing political spectacle before it registers on the national press corps' radar. Alternatively, if she manages to ram his appointment through, Palin can begin implementing a hard-right legal agenda that will appeal to the elements she is cultivating as the base of her likely 2012 presidential campaign..."

I think a major question arises with this appointment that should become fodder for a national conversation (just in case Palin the prevaricator should become convinced she needs to be president in 2012): Why would anyone with a modicum of common sense and common decency be involved with someone like Ross?

What the hell is wrong with Sarah Palin? Is she dumb as a pile of bricks or smart like a fox?

There's more here.


Grandpa Eddie said...

There aren't that many news outlets that are saying anything on this subject....Rethuglican owned MSM.

About all I've got to say is....Palin/Bachman in 2012. Should be an easy win for the Dems.

Jacob said...

Holy Crap, GE: Are you trying to kill me? Palin/Bachmann...I started laughing so hard I just about collapsed!

Grandpa Eddie said...

Sorry about that Jacob. Didn't mean to have the statement "take your breath away."

It is pretty damn funny though.

moleboy said...

I'm not sure if she's doing this intentionally to prep for the 2012 race, but I will say this...

She is, in fact, dumb as bricks. Either that or she's buying into the current republican mindset that going to the right as far as possible (say...Rush...Bobby "I did an exorcism" Jindal...) is the way to go. Of course, that only serves to make the more reasonable voices sound screwy by association.
I keep expecting to hear Michelle Malkin being nominated for something.
Black, woman, hates blacks and women, she's perfect!

Jacob said...

@ Moleboy - Michelle Malkin is an anomaly that is beyond my comprehension. Maybe she hates herself?

Re: Palin...I agree, she is dumb, but she's also very sly and untrustworthy. That makes her very dangerous, plus she thinks God is on her side!

Bob Poris said...

The voters got what they voted for. They will have an opportunity to toss her out or vote her back in. She apparently represents a constituency. God help the rest of us if we do not have enough votes to defeat her if she runs on a national ticket. We elected Bush twice, it seems. I hope the election of Obama indicates a more thoughtful approach to voting.

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