Sunday, August 31, 2008

Cindy McCain, dimwit

By Michael J.W. Stickings

I posted yesterday on Cindy's upcoming pity play on today's This Week with George Stephanopoulos. Basically, she claims to be "offended" at the criticism of her husband for not knowing how many houses he owns. It's really, really hard being a wealthy heiress, after all.

But that wasn't the only example of Cindy's dimwittery on display.

In response to Stephanopoulos's point that Sarah Palin "has no national security experience," she said this:

You know, the experience that she comes from is what she's done in government, and remember, Alaska is the closest part of our continent to Russia. It's not as if she doesn't understand what's at stake here.

So... what she's done as mayor of Wasilla? And in two years as governor?

As governor of the state closest to Russia?! That's her experience? That's her qualification?

Seriously, how do you respond to such dimwittery? It's such an amazingly stupid point. (Our next-door neighbours are Korean. I suppose this makes me an expert on all things Korean? Perhaps I should talk to the prime minister about sending me as Canadian ambassador to Seoul.)

"The mind reels," as Benen puts it.

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4 Comments:

  • Cindy McCain is an idiot just like her stolen husband.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:05 PM  

  • Cindy claimed in the same interview that the US as a nation donates more money - but if you adjust the amount to reflect population they don't look so generous.Thought she'd like to be in the loop. This from the:
    CIA World Factbook

    Economic aid > Donor (per capita) (most recent) by country

    #1 Luxembourg: $519.75 per capita 2004 ...
    #2 Denmark: $393.28 per capita 2005 ...
    #3 Norway: ` $315.88 per capita 1998 ...
    #4 Netherlands: $246.53 per capita 2003 ...
    #5 Sweden: $192.10 per capita 1997 ...
    #6 United Kingdom: $177.66 per capita 2005 ...
    #7 France: $165.92 per capita 2005 ...
    #8 Finland: $162.12 per capita 2005 ...
    #9 Switzerland: $156.23 per capita 1995 ...
    #10 Ireland: $149.20 per capita 2004 ...
    #11 Belgium: $103.75 per capita 2002 ...
    #12 Austria: $83.31 per capita 2004 ...
    #13 Canada: $81.28 per capita 2004 ...
    #14 Japan: $69.66 per capita 2004 ...
    #15 Germany: $68.25 per capita 1998 ...
    #16 Australia: $44.99 per capita 2003 ...
    #17 Spain: $33.31 per capita 1999 ...
    #18 Portugal: $27.03 per capita 1995 ...
    #19 United States: $25.31 per capita 1997

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:46 PM  

  • Cindy's statement is probably a central tenet of Republican dogma. The screeds I get by e-mail often demand that we stop giving huge amounts of money to the same nations that of course we don't give money too and apparently give more than we do.

    Republicans aren't just nostalgic for a fictitious past, they really believe they're already there.

    By Blogger Capt. Fogg, at 10:00 AM  

  • By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:29 AM  

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