This is a question for Republicans – and
Republicans Democrats and Libertarians only alike – and I am serious and I really want an answer. See, the other day Jim Fiore posted a clip of a TV news reporter defending Palin’s foreign policy experience by saying that Alaska was next to Russia. Then today Cindy McCain makes the same argument to George Stephanopoulos. I have also seen this argument pop up in a number of forums. So here is my question – and remember this is for Republicans only.
If John McCain had picked, oh, say, a chimpanzee, such as the nice looking one pictured below, for his running mate:
Would you now be citing passages from Frans de Waal’s Chimpanzee Politics to justify his choice? I may sound flip, but seriously, I want an answer.
I guess what I am really asking is, how transparently, mind numbingly insane does it have to be before you choke and tell the Republican overlords “No mas?”
Now you make think I am just mocking you, and you would be partially right, but seriously I want to know. What talking point would be just such a flat out contradiction of reality that you just could not repeat it?
Update 1: The gift that keeps giving:
Foreign policy experience? Well, Alaska is the only state with a border with Russia. And it is the only state with territory, in the Aleutian Islands, occupied by the enemy in World War II.
Seriously? Palin has foreign policy experience because the Aleutians were occupied by the Japanese before she was even born? Does anybody buy this argument?
Update 2: Apparently, reality stepped out about five minutes ago. It’s not bad enough that we have the Daily Kos running with this half baked story, but now one of my, normally sensible, Sciblings is running with it as well. So, to my erstwhile liberal and/or Libertarian readers I have to ask the same question I asked the Republicans. Is there a limit to the insanity that you will swallow? I understand that Palin is a conservative, evangelical, fresh from the George Bush School for government incompetence, but, seriously. This latest is trumped up nonsense driven by a conspiracy theory mentality – at best. At worst it makes me think you all are smoking crack.
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