Sarah Palin Is Wrong About Caroline Kennedy, You Know

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I hope Tina Fey agrees to return to Saturday Night Live to satirize the latest interview (video above) given by Sarah Palin. Besides trying to shift the blame for her own failings to Fey and Katie Couric, Palin tries to drag Caroline Kennedy into this:

Gov. Sarah Palin (R-Alaska) believes Caroline Kennedy is getting softer press treatment in her pursuit of the New York Senate seat than Palin did as the GOP vice presidential nominee because of Kennedy’s social class.

“I’ve been interested to see how Caroline Kennedy will be handled and if she will be handled with kid gloves or if she will be under such a microscope,” Palin told conservative filmmaker John Ziegler during an interview Monday for his upcoming documentary film, “How Obama Got Elected.” Excerpts from the interview were posted on YouTube Wednesday evening.

“It’s going to be interesting to see how that plays out and I think that as we watch that we will perhaps be able to prove that there is a class issue here also that was such a factor in the scrutiny of my candidacy versus, say, the scrutiny of what her candidacy may be.”

Class issue? Class has nothing to do with it. Nobody cares about the class differences. If anything, being upper class might subject Kennedy to more scrutiny than someone in the upper middle class such as Palin. Her problems came about because of her lack of thought about the issues and inability to answer questions, not her socio-economic class.

Besides Caroline Kennedy hasn’t exactly been receiving very good press. Reviews of her interview with The New York Times were hardly favorable. The press has been full of stories counting how often she says “you know.”

There are also tremendous differences between the two cases. Kennedy is hoping to be appointed Senator while Sarah Palin hoped to be one heartbeat away from the presidency. The standards for VP are much greater than for a Senator. Nobody cared that Dan Quayle was an intellectual lightweight until he went from the Senate to become vice president. We don’t worry that one day a Senator will be handed the nuclear football.

Caroline Kennedy has been underwhelming in her public appearances but she still comes out far ahead of Sarah Palin in terms of essential knowledge. Kennedy has written books on privacy rights and the Bill of Rights. Sarah Palin has shown that she doesn’t even understand what the First Amendment means.

Palin is simply showing that, despite her other limitations,  she has learned the first rule of conservative argument: when all the facts are against you, ignore the facts and just start attacking other people.

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8 Comments

  1. 1
    DB says:

    This is awesome. I can’t get enough of Palin looking like an ass. I almost can’t wait for 2012 just to see how this all plays out when she goes up against her own kind!

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    Jajjal says:

    I love how liberals always use talking points and avoid substance when attacking a conservative!  I actually would like to see Palin return to Saturday night live to do an imitation of perky Katie Couric and Schlosberg – both wealthy  liberals who scorn conservatism.   Unfortunately, it’s tough for a woman to play the bad guy and most any issue in the public form (including a Hilary) because women are automatically handled differently by the media

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    Jajjal says:

    correction – on most any issue in a public forum

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    Ron Chusid says:

    Jajjal,

    Interesting how you resort to labeling my comments “talking points” as a means for you to avoid responding to any of the arguments meaningfully. Just saying they lack substance does not make that so. Of course conservatives  tend to think that if they repeat something which is counter to fact loudly enough they can make it so. It doesn’t really work that way, which is why Palin and other conservatives are doing so poorly.

    Sarah Palin had her chance on Saturday Night Live but just sat there with limited lines as she was not able to handle anything meaningful. 

    Looking at this and her other interviews, Palin is clearly the one who is unable to handle the criticism and responds by her ridiculous attacks on others.

    Palin’s problems have nothing to do with being a woman or being treated differently because of being a woman. She was treated as she was because she was clearly unqualified to be vice president.

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    Tom de Plume says:

    Caroline Kennedy is “upper middle class”?

    Excuse me?

    Last I looked, the upper middle class were households in the $100k/year income range.  If that’s all that bimbo is making it’s due to the tax shelters her family uses to hide their real wealth.

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    Ron Chusid says:

    Tom,

    The post refers to Caroline Kennedy as being “upper class” not “upper middle class.”

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    DB says:

    “I love how liberals always use talking points and avoid substance when attacking a conservative! ”

    Conservatives NEVER do that. Ha!

    What I love more than Sarah Palin gaffes are her defenders.

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    nomoreGOP says:

    “What I love more than Sarah Palin gaffes are her defenders.”

    I couldn’t agree more! LOL!!

    I mean how “socially challenged” does one have to be to actually believe anything that Anti-Christ Palin spews. Then on top of that, have the audacity to not only defend her, but pull sexism and racism cards when left with no other way to defend her views…

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