Just… just… oh, hell. I can’t even pretend that I’m surprised.
You know, after I watched this, I walked into the other room, where my nine-year-old daughter was watching television.
“Athena, what is Africa?” I asked.
“It’s a continent,” she said, and then look at me like why is my dad asking me such idiot questions?
“Congratulations, honey,” I said. “You know more about Africa than the vice-presidential candidate of a major political party.”
Athena, to her credit, refused to believe what I had just told her. She thought I was kidding. I didn’t have the heart to correct her.
The idea that this appalling ignoramus was potentially a 72-year-old cancer survivor’s heartbeat away from being President makes me want to punch something. It’s really not too much ask that the Vice-President of the United States knows the fucking continents. There’s only seven of them. It’s not hard.
I bet I could spend days thinking of all the things Sarah Palin doesn’t know. But on that path lies madness.
Alaska, she’s your problem now.
Update, 9:49am, 11/6: Palin comments on the accusation:
If they’re an unnamed source, then that says it all. I won’t comment on anybody’s gossip, or allegations that are based on anonymous sources. That’s kind of a small, evidently bitter type of person who would anonymously charge something foolish like that, that I perhaps didn’t know an answer to a question.
Yeah, okay, but the question was “What is Africa?” Which, well. She should know already.