Saturday, November 1, 2008

Did she even read VP for Dummies?

Sarah Palin puts forth another case for her being named the dumbest person ever to hold elected office.

Here's what she said yesterday on a radio show:

"If [the media] convince enough voters that that is negative campaigning, for me to call Barack Obama out on his associations, then I don't know what the future of our country would be in terms of First Amendment rights and our ability to ask questions without fear of attacks by the mainstream media."

Yep the media criticising her is an infringement on her right to free speech.

For those not American, here's the First amendment of the American Constitution:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

See anything in there about how the media or anyone for that matter is not allowed to say Palin's views are a complete crock? Anything in there about how if the media criticise someone for uttering absolute shite that person's rights have been infringed? No?

OK do you see anything there explicitly stating that the freedom of the press shall not be infringed? Oh you do? Well done, you are now more learned on the US Constitution than the Republican's VP candidate.

Does this matter? Of course not - after all all she would have to do is swear the following if she was to be VP:

I, [Vice-President Elect's name], do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.

So she'll just need to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States" - can't see how that would require her actually understanding it. I mean she attacks things she doesn't understand, so she'll have no problems defending things without knowing what it is she defends.

Apparently some in the Republican Party think she should be aiming for the 2012 election. I say, oh please let it be so. Obama would be a chance to win 50 states.

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