Thursday, November 06, 2008
Sarah Palin Didn't Know What?
Don't push it....
The recriminations against Palin, launched from within her own party, seems unnecessary and... well, they're pushing past the point of credibility. We're to believe Palin didn't know that Africa was a continent, or that it is comprised of many nations? Palin may have said something that reflected her lifelong disinterest in global affairs, including something that suggested a lack of familiarity with the nation states of Africa, but come on.
What's the point of all of this, anyway? We shouldn't be surprised that many within the McCain camp are eager to point the finger of blame elsewhere for their loss of the election, but Palin's nomination was a pretty obvious Hail Mary. Her addition to the ticket was perhaps a symptom of the campaign's collapse, but not its cause.
Update: Sometimes when allegations appear to be pushed past the point of credibility it's because they're fake. This leaves open the question, why didn't the (post-election) McCain campaign aggressively deny the claims?
Update 2: Attacks from within the McCain campaign, crossed with opportunistic scamming, crossed with the McCain campaign's failure to rally to Palin's defense, leave the picture very confused. I'm still giving Palin the benefit of the doubt on such issues as supposedly not knowing that Africa is a continent, whatever the source of that allegation.