Introduction:Sarah Palin, former governor of Alaska and failed nominee for the Republican Party's bid for the president in 2010, has serious questions regarding her seriousness in approaching complex issues.
Critiquing the First Lady's efforts to promote healthy eating, Palin told her TV audience and her children that Michelle Obama is against eating sweets. Although the comment misstated the federal nutrition program of "Let's Move," the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in 2009 that nearly 20 percent of kids age 2 and 19 years old are obese. Maybe we should be saying, "No dessert!"
Palin's knowledge of geography required intensive cram sessions before FOX Network allowed her to comment on world politics on a new show featuring a segment from Palin. Political correspondent Carl Cameron claimed that Palin was unaware that Africa was a continent in interviews during the 2010 campaign.
Palin's knowledge of both national and international economics is minimal. As a vice-presidential candidate Palin critiqued both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as major drains for taxpayers, when, in fact, neither at that time used tax funds for operation.
Fallacies are types of errors in reasoning. Palin's habit of making universal statements implying everything is good or bad fail to understand the complexity of all serious problems where most solutions fill the great grey area in the middle of the issue positions.
Irony and sarcasm are some of life's great moments, but there are serious times when politicians require the understanding to know when to stop the cutting remarks and work together for necessary change. This networking doesn't win audience ratings, but it gets the necessary work done. Palin continues to polarize issues with tart remarks, rather than seeking compromise without insult.
Such a sad individual (Sarah Palin). H5
I too commend you for your restraint. I can think of a better though less kind word than confused for Palin's actions and remarks.
Great list indeed!
Sarah does seem to get rattled very easily especially on anything unscripted. H5!
She does seem to get confused!
Ah yes, many things confuse Sarah Palin...too bad the list only had 5 spaces...LOL!
Such a good list of things that confuse Sarah Palin. You did a great job (and restraint) stating the facts here. I commend you.
select one here...