|Sarah Palin apparently on her way to Washington D.C. (Source)|
Most of the time, thankfully, it only sends things to me occasionally.
However after Sunday's CNN interview, it has been firing like a sub machine gun sending me links one after the other, with no end in sight.
Much of it has been focused on her ridiculous "Let's speak American" statement, but some news agencies found other moosenuggets of ignorance to mine.
Such as this courtesy of Vox:
Sarah Palin is already picking out a job for herself in the forthcoming Donald Trump administration. She'd like to run the Department of Energy for a brief period, before abolishing it.
Sounds promising. Except for one tiny little hitch — it's not clear she even knows what the department does. Here's what she told CNN:
"I think a lot about the Department of Energy, because energy is my baby: oil and gas and minerals, those things that God has dumped on this part of the Earth for mankind’s use instead of us relying on unfriendly foreign nations."
"I'd get rid of it. And I'd let the states start having more control over the lands that are within their boundaries and the people who are affected by the developments within their states. If I were in charge of that, it would be a short-term job, but it would be really great to have someone who knows energy and is pro-responsible development to be in charge."
Except this all has very little to do with the Department of Energy, which mainly oversees the nation's nuclear weapons program — a task consuming nearly half its budget — and conducts energy R&D.
What Palin wants is the Department of Interior, which manages most federal lands. They're the ones handling leases for coal mining or supervising offshore oil and gas drilling. If you wanted to transfer public lands back to the states, you'd focus on Interior, not Energy.
The article goes on to say that even if she were to get the Department of Interior position, a job that she is chronically unfit to fill, she would still not be able to shut it, or any other department, down.
A fact, by the way, that should not have to be explained to anybody with even a middle school education.
It was not this, but yet another one of her statements in the interview, which inspired Ring of Fire to ask this question:
We think that Sarah Palin just may be the stupidest person in politics. She recently told CNN’s Jake Tapper that she’d “rather have a president who is tough and puts America first than can win a game of trivial pursuit.” What Palin was responding to was the fact that Trump could not answer several questions regarding current foreign policy issues and known terrorist groups, just as Palin could not once remember a single newspaper she reads. To Sarah knowing about the politics and issues in other countries is “trivial”. All you need to know about is America, and protecting white, Christian, people, and especially rich men.
The depressing thing here is that this is not hyperbole. She means it. She really rather have a barbaric numbskull in the White House, someone like Trump, than an intellectual mind with logic, reason, diplomacy, and the best interest of the entire country (present and future) at the center of all decisions.
Like I said many moosenuggets of ignorance to mine.
However this response is understandable only if you care about facts. If your thing is faith, well then you find inspiration in the interview, such as this Catholic blogger did when Palin lied about the circumstances surrounding Trig's birth:
There's a few things to love here. The way Sarah Palin speaks from the heart and experience about the miracle of life even when one is scared about their child being different.
And that really seems to be the line of demarcation here.
If you look at Sarah Palin through a critical lens she is an ignoramus of almost stunning proportions.
But if you look at her through the eyes of faith........
Well whatever lens you see her through, it is clear that Palin is pulling out all stops to get herself back onto the public stage, which is why we now see her heading off to Washington D.C. to join Ted Cruz and Donald Trump as they pontificate about a policy that they can do nothing to stop.
However failure is no obstacle to Sarah Palin. In fact for her it seems to almost be seen as a badge of honor.