Thursday, October 02, 2008

Painful Palin: SCOTUS cluelessness

By Michael J.W. Stickings

I wrote in advance yesterday about Palin's inability, when asked directly by Katie Couric, to name a Supreme Court other than Roe.

Here's the clip, which doesn't disappoint. I'd call it incredible, but Palin's cluelessness is, alas, all quite credible. I'd call it amazing, but nothing about her amazes me anymore.

Whether she's an idiot or a moron, I'll leave up to you. What she certainly is is someone who has never had to deal with, or engage with, the key issues facing her country. And if she couldn't name an actual case or two, at least she could have mentioned an issue that has come before the Supreme Court, like segregation, privacy, or the rights of the accused. Or, to take an issue her running mate knows a thing or two about, torture.

But... no. She just mentions "rulings." -- "Going through the history of America, there would be others." Couric presses her, but... nothing. And her fumbling around is just pathetic.

Note, however, that she is an anti-abortion extremist yet believes, like any good liberal, that there is (in Couric's words) "an inherent right to privacy in the Constitution." Yes, she's cluelessly self-contradictory.

Watch it:

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