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Palin horrible choice for candidacy
The Daily Toreador of Texas Tech University ^ | February 15, 2010 | Tony Cardone

Posted on 02/14/2010 4:44:35 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah Palin may very well be the worst presidential candidate in the history of U.S. elections. It’s not because she’s a Conservative and I’m a Liberal. It’s because she’s plain unqualified to manage a game of “Civilization IV,” much less the political affairs of the office of the president.

It is a mystery to me, to be honest, why she has so many supporters, because anyone with a vocabulary larger than the words “you” and “betcha” understands she rivals former President George W. Bush in literacy.

For those of us that don’t watch Fox News, this was illustrated perfectly at the National Tea Party last week. The Associated Press story printed across the nation started with the following line: “Sarah Palin, in a speech that was short on ideas but big on enthusiasm, took aim at President Barack Obama ...”

Therein lies the problem. Enthusiasm will get absolutely nothing done in international politics nowadays. Palin would make an absolutely terrible president. She has a lot of enthusiasm, I’ll give her that. She knows how to get all folksy and talk to an audience like my mother. The problem with this is that my mother would probably make a terrible president.

For some reason, there has been an intellectual backlash against Obama. The term intellectual was bounced around during the 2008 campaign in a derogatory fashion.

Personally, I would love to be called an intellect, but it seems to play directly into the conservative movement of anger and hate. The conservative movement, ever since the Civil Rights Act of 1964, has considered the Democratic Party elitist and for the intellectuals.

The backlash could be attributed to the lower education standards in conservative states. In 2006, the Census Bureau released a report detailing the percent of people in each state with a bachelor’s degree or more. A key statistic behind the highest 15 states: each one of them Obama won in 2008.

I don’t think that’s a coincidence. The most intellectual states want an intellectual president. But the question begs, why doesn’t everyone? Shouldn’t we elect the smartest capable person to the most powerful office in the land?

Typically, it’s hard to judge people based on their educational alma maters. However, every president since Lyndon B. Johnson has been to a very prestigious university, ignoring the brief period an actor with terrible leadership qualities led the country between 1981 and 1989. It shows having a good education is necessary to even become the president, much less become a good president. Bush was actually a Harvard grad, if you can believe that.

Since her brief stint in the world of academia, it seems unlikely that her political prowess has sharpened her understanding of the world. Her most recent gaffes are far more embarrassing, as they show her distinct lack of understanding of the nation’s political system.

Four days after her resignation as Alaska governor, she famously referred to the non-existent Department of Law in Washington in an interview with ABC News. Mere weeks before the election, she completely melted down in a CBS interview with Katie Couric, insisting she reads all of the newspapers. In that same interview, she could not name a Supreme Court ruling other than Roe v. Wade.

Perhaps her most famous quote from that interview was her response to a Couric question regarding the $700-billion bailout. “But ultimately what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the health care reform that is needed to help shore up our economy.” A 4-year-old playing Mad Libs can construct a more competent sentence.

This week alone featured her using her hand as a notepad at a Tea Party convention and incorrectly characterizing fellow right wing pundit Rush Limbaugh’s use of the word “retard” as satire on Fox News Sunday.

It’s fairly obvious she is far too unqualified to become leader of the once-free world. Not only is she about as politically savvy as the lipstick she puts on a pig, her credentials just don’t stack up. Obama was again targeted by the Conservatives for being unqualified and not prepared for the job. He served in the Illinois Senate for seven years, followed by a term as the junior Illinois senator in Washington.

Palin, meanwhile, hasn’t had a position of national prominence. Her highest office was the position of Alaska governor, and she resigned that position after two-and-a-half years. Her previous international political experience involved looking at Russia from her house. She cannot, and should not, be expected to deliver a speech to the United Nations without even knowing Kenya’s location. She could start a war with the country of Africa without even knowing it is more impossible to win that war than our two current wars.

I only get one column a week, and I’ll be going well over my word count again this week. I can’t even discuss half of the stuff that makes her a terrible candidate. However, presented with the aforementioned proof, I have to ask her supporters one question. Why, exactly, do you support this woman?


TOPICS: Issues; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: 2012; childspointofview; editorial; elitism; moonbat; obama; palin; palin2012; pds; rushlimbaugh; sarahpalin; talkradio; teaparty
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Dude: BDS, PDS and RDS all in one column? Wow! I wish I was as smart now as I thought I was when I was 20...
1 posted on 02/14/2010 4:44:35 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama’s community organizing experience has served him SO well /s


2 posted on 02/14/2010 4:46:52 PM PST by omega4179
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wonder when he’s going to write the article extolling all of Obama’s unique qualifications.

And his vocabulary of “Ummmm. . . “


3 posted on 02/14/2010 4:47:05 PM PST by Persevero
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“unqualified”

Translation: conservative


4 posted on 02/14/2010 4:47:22 PM PST by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Catching flak, must be on target.


5 posted on 02/14/2010 4:47:44 PM PST by CodeToad (If it weren't for physics and law enforcement I'd be unstoppable!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What a flaming idiot moron... giving morons a bad name.


6 posted on 02/14/2010 4:48:17 PM PST by GeronL (Dignity is earned from yourself. Respect is earned from others.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Shouldn’t we elect the smartest capable person to the most powerful office in the land?

Like umm, umm, ummm, Obama?

You've still got a lot to learn, son.

7 posted on 02/14/2010 4:49:00 PM PST by Al B.
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She has far more experience than BO.


8 posted on 02/14/2010 4:49:24 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

sarah was actually the MOST qualified of the candidates who ran in 2008 for VP or pres.


9 posted on 02/14/2010 4:49:41 PM PST by television is just wrong
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Did obozo even make it through a single term as senator?


10 posted on 02/14/2010 4:49:57 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Of course, the author finds an idiot with no schools records to show, no birth certificate or other documentation to show he is even a US citizen, a “community organizer”, a brief State house admission, cannot pronounce simple words, and less than 4 months in the Senate as perfectly qualified to be president.


11 posted on 02/14/2010 4:50:04 PM PST by CodeToad (If it weren't for physics and law enforcement I'd be unstoppable!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“The backlash could be attributed to the lower education standards in conservative states”

What a bonehead, doesn’t he know its because we play the banjo.


12 posted on 02/14/2010 4:50:04 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What could be worse then the flop eared, blue lipped teleprompter special needs muzzie we have now.

Guy is a joke.


13 posted on 02/14/2010 4:50:08 PM PST by dforest (Who is the real Jim Thompson? I am.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Sarah Palin may very well be the worst presidential candidate in the history of U.S. elections. It’s not because she’s a Conservative and I’m a Liberal.”

What a dumb - F**K, there ARE NO presidential candidates as yet.


14 posted on 02/14/2010 4:50:08 PM PST by Grunthor (America needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Her highest office was the position of Alaska governor

Keep saying it! And all those people who voted for "Senator Obama" will realize that she has held a higher office than he ever did.

15 posted on 02/14/2010 4:50:18 PM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

More Palin bashing. Nothing to see here.


16 posted on 02/14/2010 4:50:53 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: CodeToad

Wouldn’t he and others be happy that Palin is the nominee? I mean they should be rejoicing that Obama will win in a landslide right?!


17 posted on 02/14/2010 4:51:15 PM PST by Bigtigermike (Loose lips sink ships, stay away RINO's)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Someone tell the Toreador that Palin isn’t a candidate for anything............

But with these kind of kindegarten attacks from the Left, it makes me think she might be a most Excellent Candidate, when, IF, she decides to run for anything.

18 posted on 02/14/2010 4:51:45 PM PST by 4Speed
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yawn...more commie propaganda.

That said....imo as of now, she is not running.

If and when she makes a trip overseas means she has changed her mind, and will run.


19 posted on 02/14/2010 4:51:57 PM PST by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So thankful he only gets one column a week and he should be too!

As a TTU alumni, I am dismayed but not surprised. He doesn’t have a clue but he thinks he has all the answers.


20 posted on 02/14/2010 4:51:58 PM PST by outinyellowdogcountry
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
ignoring the brief period an actor with terrible leadership qualities led the country between 1981 and 1989.

... and that is where Tony loses 80% of his audience.

21 posted on 02/14/2010 4:52:01 PM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You can post comments on this source page, have at it.


22 posted on 02/14/2010 4:52:09 PM PST by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This guy sounds like he is talking about Obama..in 2007 only 29 percent of Americans believed Obama was qualified to be President..hmmmm..question, if this flaming liberal is so convinced she is not qualified, he should want her to run..I mean, easy win for Obama right..Libs KNOW she can beat him, THAT is what they fear


23 posted on 02/14/2010 4:53:26 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The author obviously forgot about Michael D.and his famous tank ride.


24 posted on 02/14/2010 4:53:50 PM PST by Farmer Dean (every time a toilet flushes,another liberal gets his brains)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So, conservative states have lower academic standards.

But,

liberal states are in massive red ink,
have huge unemployment,
are losing people by the millions,
have big cities that are sinking into holes of despair,
are run by corrupt politicians(a redundancy),
are in the bottom of charitable contribution lists,
have massive tax burdens,
are overrun by illegals and deadbeats on the public dime,
have the highest expenditures per student in public ejicashun with the highest drop out rates,
are infested with corrupt public service unions,

and you’re concerned about the words you betcha.

You keep using that word intellectual. I’m not not sure what you think it means, but in the real world it’s starting to mean snotty butt scratcher.


25 posted on 02/14/2010 4:53:52 PM PST by lurk
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

26 posted on 02/14/2010 4:54:18 PM PST by McGruff (Don't criticize. Explain to me who I should support other than Sarah Palin.)
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To: omega4179

>> “She could start a war with the country of Africa without even knowing it is more impossible to win that war than our two current wars”

Haha. So much for “intellectual” university students ... I’d bet Palin would know that Africa is a continent.

SnakeDoc


27 posted on 02/14/2010 4:54:22 PM PST by SnakeDoctor (I am Jack's smirking revenge.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"It’s not because she’s a Conservative and I’m a Liberal."

Liar!

28 posted on 02/14/2010 4:54:26 PM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Get ready to feed me a new rack of ordnance. If this article doesn't lure a few trolls out of the weeds, nothing will.


29 posted on 02/14/2010 4:54:31 PM PST by Viking2002 (Old fishermen never die. They just smell that way.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Personally, I would love to be called an intellect,

You may have a long wait ahead of you Poindexter.

30 posted on 02/14/2010 4:55:01 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Shouldn’t someone writing a piece on the lack of intelligence of Sarah Palin, do so intelligently? What a poorly written article.


31 posted on 02/14/2010 4:55:24 PM PST by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You can post comments on this source page, have at it.


32 posted on 02/14/2010 4:55:50 PM PST by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Someone ought to produce a graph that shows the increase of anti-Palin articles as it intersects and heads downward in Obamas’approval ratings.


33 posted on 02/14/2010 4:56:09 PM PST by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It’s because she’s plain unqualified to manage a game of “Civilization IV,” much less the political affairs of the office of the president.

Lol that's one of the best descriptions I've ever seen describing Obama's qualifications for the presidency. And he proves it every day, and almost every time he opens his mouth.

34 posted on 02/14/2010 4:56:11 PM PST by Will88
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Perhaps her most famous quote from that interview was her response to a Couric question regarding the $700-billion bailout. “But ultimately what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the health care reform that is needed to help shore up our economy.” A 4-year-old playing Mad Libs can construct a more competent sentence.

__________________________________________________________

In fact Mr. DUmmy Intellectual, Couric asked palin about healthcare and the 700-billion dollar in some weird question! talk to Katie not sarah


35 posted on 02/14/2010 4:56:46 PM PST by Bigtigermike (Loose lips sink ships, stay away RINO's)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"However, presented with the aforementioned proof BS, I have to ask her supporters one question. Why, exactly, do you support this woman?"

Because she drives idiots like you crazy! That's why I LOVE her!

36 posted on 02/14/2010 4:56:57 PM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“For those of us that don’t watch Fox News,...”

Telling in two ways. One, he is totally close minded. Two, he is uninformed, or, at least, myopically informed.

There is so much wrong with his views it would take a week to address them all and fifth of liquor each day to numb my brain down enough to deal with such hate and ignorance.


37 posted on 02/14/2010 4:57:54 PM PST by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: television is just wrong
sarah was actually the MOST qualified of the candidates who ran in 2008

Plus as a bonus she knows to capitalize her name.

Awesome!

38 posted on 02/14/2010 4:58:33 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Personally, I would love to be called an intellect . . .

Don't fret about that too much.
39 posted on 02/14/2010 4:58:35 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth
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To: Al B.

Hey Sonny since when was Sarah Palin running for President? I thought she was on McCain’s ticket as the Vice Presidentail candidate.


40 posted on 02/14/2010 4:58:42 PM PST by silverkor
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“It’s not because she’s a Conservative and I’m a Liberal.”

Of course it is, you TWIT! Don’t you listen yo your ‘Perfessers’ in class? What on Earth are your parents paying for?

*SNORT*


41 posted on 02/14/2010 4:58:45 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with chocolate.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I support her because watching the liberal reaction if she wins will be sweeter than seeing your worst enemy drive off a cliff in your second-worst enemy’s new car.


42 posted on 02/14/2010 4:59:13 PM PST by A_perfect_lady (I miss having a First LADY.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

whatever they teach these kids, it sure isn’t history.


43 posted on 02/14/2010 4:59:15 PM PST by stylin19a
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

ROFLMAO **cough** **cough** ROFLMAO

seriously? how the hell can anyone say she isn’t qualified... when we’re stuck with a guy that routinely gets upstaged by a piece of office equipment (TOTUS), has less integrity than a sewer rat, and cannot even pronounce ‘corpsman’ or ‘orion’.

get a life, libtard. we’ve tried it your way since 2006 and already you’ve hosed the housing market, racked up enough debt to screw the next generation... and we’ll be lucky if the only terrorist that gets through will be the panty bomber.

and if this ‘elitist’ would like to match wits, without an ear piece, i’d love to drag him around the room by the ankles... you betcha


44 posted on 02/14/2010 4:59:24 PM PST by sten
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The backlash could be attributed to the lower education standards in conservative states. In 2006, the Census Bureau released a report detailing the percent of people in each state with a bachelor’s degree or more. A key statistic behind the highest 15 states: each one of them Obama won in 2008.

The flaws in this juvenile idiot's thinking are so grand, you wonder why his parents even bothered to send him to college.

1) He assumes conservative/liberal states are monolithic, meaning that he thinks everyone in a conservative state is conservative and everyone in a liberal state is liberal. He fails to understand that most states are close to the 50/50 ratio, rendering stats like this meaningless. California, for example, routinely goes roughly 52% to 48% for the Democrat in national elections, meaning that 48% vote exactly the opposite of what the author thinks they should be voting to prove his point.

2) He assumes that everyone who has a bachelor's degree or more is voting Democrat. There is nothing in any of his ridiculous statistics to suggest that, however. For example, California may have the most degrees per capita, but 50% or more of those degreed people may be voting Republican and it may be the "uneducated" degree-less people who are tipping the scales for Democrats, especially if we're talking special interest groups like blacks, latinos, etc. However, even if we were to assume that the proportion of Democrat-voting degreed people were well into the 60% range or even more, that would still fail to explain why not ALL of them were voting Democrat. In other words, if the liberal position were the correct one, and greater education helped people understand correct positions, then you would expect that nearly ALL of the degreed people would vote Democrat.

I could go on here, but it is quite clear that this kid understands very little about reality, despite his vaunted "education".
45 posted on 02/14/2010 5:00:05 PM PST by fr_freak
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dude, you go to Texas Tech and you lecture people on personnel decisions? I have two words for you: Bob Knight. Good night, sir.


46 posted on 02/14/2010 5:00:06 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Check out this dingbat.... Probably hates Leach too.


47 posted on 02/14/2010 5:00:19 PM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG 49) "Freedom's Fortress")
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To: silverkor

Vice-Presidentail=Vice-Presidential


48 posted on 02/14/2010 5:00:28 PM PST by silverkor
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m surprised Sarah Palin can even ties her own shoes....


49 posted on 02/14/2010 5:00:48 PM PST by central_va ( http://www.15thvirginia.org/)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The conservative movement, ever since the Civil Rights Act of 1964, has considered the Democratic Party elitist and for the intellectuals.

Well, maybe so-called "intellectuals" but not real ones.

Actually we consider the RAT party the home of liars, communists, rascists, murderers, criminals and perverts.

50 posted on 02/14/2010 5:02:01 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Deathcare...a solution desperately looking for a problem.)
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