Here's Sarah Palin this morning at the GOP conference in NOLA that has yet to mention Hurricane Katrina:
"A minor zoning decision"? Here's a video that explains the history of what the former mayor of Wasilla has described is these quaint terms:
And here's a map that shows how that "zoning" has worked in the larger area of the former Palestine Mandate, since 1948:
In her Friday morning Southern Republican Leadership Conference speech, Palin's intentional mispronunciation of "nuclear" as "nukular," - or however one spells it - is as troublesome as her belittlement of the beginnings of the most important nuclear arms agreement in a generation was the other day.
I've seen Palin's cold eyes, as she told me that the world is a mere 6,000 to 7,000 years old, that humans and very, very big dinosaurs walked the earth together (presumably before the Noachian Deluge), and that she looks forward to seeing Jesus return to Earth during her lifetime.
I've long been critical of our Alaska media's refusal to openly condemn or even chastise Palin for inciting divisive conduct and activities up here. But now, with George Stephanopoulis' insinuation of this superstitious pathological liar into dialogue with the President on nuclear armament, without putting the craziness of this woman and her beliefs into context, the same irresponsibility regarding Palin I've seen in Alaska for years, is coming front and center into national politics.
Her ability to misframe issues was proven in the "death panel" issue last summer. Will we see the national media's desperation for hits and viewers, combined with their realization that Palin brings more hits and viewers than anyone else, cause the same sort of damage to the national discourse her presence inflicted upon Alaska up to last year?
hat tip - Shannyn Moore