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Palin: Telegenic but Clueless

Have you read John Updike's "A&P"? It's a short story, and the narrator asks what pretty girls have for brains -- perhaps just a fly buzzing around in a jar.

Personally, I don't think Palin is stupid, but based on the limited number of interviews she's granted over the past couple of weeks, it's painfully evident that political issues aren't her forte. And that's unfortunate; since she somehow got elected governor of a state, and was "tapped" by McCain to be VP, you'd expect her to know something about political issues...

Most of you have probably seen her response to Katie Couric's question about supreme court decisions, other than Roe v. Wade, that she disagrees with. Amazingly, she cannot come up with a single case.

I look for patterns. It might even be excuseable for her just to be off for one question, or even one interview, but let's look at the pattern:

1. Charley Gibson asked her about the Bush Doctrine, and she had no idea what that was.

2. Katie Couric asked her to name one thing McCain has done in the past 25 years that she supports, and she couldn't name one(!).

3. Katie Couric asked her what magazines and newspapers she read to stay informed, and she couldn't name one(!). (I honestly wonder: Is she able to read?)

What will happen at tonight's debate? Get your beer and popcorn ready!


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