"It just kept happening."
That's Steve Schmidt, discussing Sarah Palin's penchant to lie, even when confronted with known facts that seriously contradicted information she had supplied the McCain campaign in late August and early September of 2008.
And it continues to happen.
She lies every fucking day. I've already written that I'm sicker than shit over having to keep being distracted by this person. I'm getting sicker about it every day.
You'd think the fact that she's the biggest of pathological liars amongst a breed noted for their lack of veracity - American politicians - might have sunk her by now.
You'd think the fact that she only can handle very closely controlled media appearances, and often screws up any unscripted confrontations might have sunk her by now.
You'd think that her Jerry Springer-friendly family ambience might have sunk her by now.
You'd think that her lack of any meaningful solutions to the piles and heaps of problems America faces might have sunk her by now.
You'd think the fact that she fucking quit her sworn job in a way that still remains totally bizarre and unanswered might have sunk her by now.
You'd think the fact that she's obviously not only a pathological liar, but a sleazy grifter might have sunk her by now.
At this point, to me, Palin's continuing relevance represents the most striking example in our ongoing media narrative of why we certainly are a civilization in precipitous decline.
This is one of the most telling quotes from the 60 Minute program:
"She cannot serve in the office [of vice president] in the way it's been done in the last few years. She would have to be a kind of "ceremonial" vice president, because they felt, from what they had observed, that she was mentally limited, and attitudinally limited in such a way, that she simply couldn't do the job in the way it'd been done."
image - Shannyn Moore