Sarah Palin Remains Clueless

The McCain campaign tried their hardest to keep Palin from embarrassing their campaign–not that this makes up for their lack of adequately vetting her. Palin still does not get it, as seen by this Fox interview as reported by BuzzFeed:

Former vice presidential candidate and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin said Friday she was banned by the McCain campaign from talking about Bill Ayers and President Obama’s controversial former pastor Jeremiah Wright during the 2008 presidential election.

“Though I was during the campaign running for V.P., I was banned from talking about Jeremiah Wright and Obama’s friend Bill Ayers, ” Palin said in a Fox News interview. “Couldn’t talk about that. Couldn’t talk about Obama’s lack of knowledge, and job inexperience, and the things that he said like America had 57 states, things like that.”

Palin continued, “in the campaign, Greta this is important for Americans to understand, I wasn’t allowed to talk about things like that because those elitist, those who are the brainiacs in the GOP machine running John McCain’s campaign at the time said that the media would eat us alive if we brought up these things.”

Palin asserted that Obama was subsequently elected because she wasn’t allowed to discuss the controversial topics.

Let’s hope that who ever wins the 2016 Republican nomination seeks her campaign advice (which is not likely to happen) as opposed to those other elitist campaign strategists.

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  1. 1
    Ken_L says:

    Why exactly would she wait almost 6 years to disclose these awesome truths which are so ‘important for Americans to understand’? Could it be it’s taken her all this time to make them up? 

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    Ron Chusid says:

    No. Sort of in her defense, she believed all this nonsense during the campaign and I do believe she would have gone out on the campaign trail with this nonsense if she wasn’t stopped.

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    Ken_L says:

    No, she means it’s important Americans know she wasn’t allowed to talk about them. Why didn’t she tell everyone this back in 2008?

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    Ron Chusid says:

    I do recall previous objections from Palin that she wasn’t able to talk about this nonsense.

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    bluespapa says:

    Five years into the Obama administration, and she and Fox News are still refighting not even the last war. And if Americans only realized that extremism in the defence of liberty is no vice, we’d have elected Goldwater.

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    giantslor says:

    Funny to hear Sarah Palin accuse someone else of having a lack of knowledge. The 57 states thing is just stupid, eveyone knows he meant he’d visited 47 of the lower 48 states.

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    Ron Chusid says:

    I’ve heard a variety of explanations for the 57 state gaffe, such as that he was counting places with primaries, including territories.

    The underlying issue is that anyone who goes through such a grueling schedule and has everything they say recorded is bound to say something really stupid on camera at some point. This is hardly analogous to the repeated evidence of lack of understanding of basic facts regarding public policy demonstrated by Sarah Palin.

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    Ron Chusid says:

    It isn’t fair to Bary Goldwater to compare him to Sarah Palin. Goldwater certainly had plenty of faults, but his idea of liberty was far more pro-liberty than Palin’s. Goldwater was strongly opposed to the religious right and the types of government intrusion in people’s lives which more recent conservatives such as Palin support.

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