Sarah Palin is back and giving her opinion about things she has no business commenting on, and some of us couldn’t be happier.
If you’re like me and pay attention to the news to the extent that you wake up screaming in the middle of night, Sarah Palin’s word salads and “Palindromes” are a much needed comedic distraction to the rest of the stupidity. You just can’t take her seriously and yet here she is.
When other politicians spout off and make ridiculous claims and statements we take those with a grain of salt. Yes, the statements are ludicrous, but at the very least we hope that the people running for public office are more intelligent than their statements would lead us to believe. No one actually believes we’re going to build a wall and make Mexico pay for it, or that the families of ISIS members should be slaughtered, or that a gunman that shot up a Planned Parenthood clinic is transgender. It would be difficult for anyone with a less than average IQ to believe any of that.
In the case of Sarah Palin, however, we know that she never really held any public office (not really) and is no more intelligent than a household potted plant. So, when she takes to the stage it’s a welcome treat, because we know we’re not going to have to figure out where it’s coming from. We don’t have to speculate on motive — it’s just pure unadulterated ignorance and lunacy.
On Thursday, the former half-term Alaska governor and failed vice presidential candidate appeared on “The 700 Club,” where host Wendy Griffith asked how she would defeat Islamic State militants as reported by Right Wing Watch.
Ready? Here’s her answer:
You have to quit being this namby-pamby, kind of milquetoast, ‘let’s discuss things with them, let’s reach out and try to understand them.’ No, they’re the enemy, they’re evil.
And since we all know how well versed Palin is on foreign-policy and diplomacy — after all she reads all of the newspapers and can see Russia from her house — while not offering any examples of officials meeting with ISIS representatives, she still managed to strongly disagree with Hillary Clinton’s claim that the U.S. is not at war with Islam.
It’s so naïve. It’s a scary kind of naïve that anyone would believe that radical Islamic movement, jihad, that it could be understood, leading to some kind of embracing of it, no, we have to be honest about it, it has to be stopped.
That anyone would even consider asking Palin for her advice, suggestions, or strategy about anything, much less possibly starting a third world war is well beneath real news organizations, which is probably why we really have to scour the bottom of the journalistic barrel to find gems like this.
Watch the entire fiasco here: