Field of Science

Sarah Palin is more incompetent than inexperienced

Sarah Palin has been accused of being inexperienced, and that would arguably be somewhat of a disadvantage as a vice-president. However, recently she has made such a mess on a number of occasions that I would venture that the real problem is not that she is inexperienced, but that she is massively incompetent and scathingly ignorant.

Here are a few quotes in support of this assertion:

Calling Chavez a dictator and fumbling foreign relations
Palin: "through negotiations or sanctions, if necessary, we can pressure dictators like Hugo Chavez to make it clear that they cannot mess with the United States whenever they feel like it."
Chavez: "The poor thing, you have to feel sorry for her," he said with a dismissive wave of his hand. Palin, he said, is "a beauty queen that they've put in the role of a figurine." Associated Press | Politiken

Campaign staff in a rut over her ignorance
"Her lack of fundamental understanding of some key issues was dramatic," said another McCain source with direct knowledge of the process to prepare Palin after she was picked. The source said it was probably the "hardest" to get her "up to speed than any candidate in history." CNN

Inflating foreign policy credentials
Couric: Explain to me why that enhances your foreign policy credentials.
Palin: Well, it certainly does because our-- our next door neighbors are foreign countries. They're in the state that I am the executive of. And there in Russia-- Huffington Post

Ignorance of VP role
But this week, she said one of the vice president's roles is to be "in charge of the United States Senate," which she said would enable her to "really get in there with the senators and make a lot of good policy change."

Dumb on domestic issues
Speaking before voters in Colorado Springs, the Republican vice presidential nominee claimed that lending giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac had "gotten too big and too expensive to the taxpayers." The companies, as McClatchy reported, "aren't taxpayer funded but operate as private companies. The takeover may result in a taxpayer bailout during reorganization." Huffington Post

No comments:

Post a Comment

Markup Key:
- <b>bold</b> = bold
- <i>italic</i> = italic
- <a href="">FoS</a> = FoS