[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.