Friday, March 4, 2011

Speak. Stumble. Blame. Repeat.

Here we go again. Sarah Palin says something stupid. She gets called out for it. She "clarifies" her original comments and then blames everyone else for distorting her words.

Case in point. When the Supreme Court ruled for the Westboro Baptist Church, Palin sent this tweet:
Common sense & decency absent as wacko "church" allowed hate msgs spewed@ soldiers' funerals but we can't invoke God's name in public square

After the tweet, Palin came under fire for what seemed to most as her criticism of the ruling. In the face of the criticism, Palin now claims she was misinterpreted.
“Obviously my comment meant that when we’re told we can’t say ‘God bless you’ in graduation speeches or pray before a local football game but these wackos can invoke God’s name in their hate speech while picketing our military funerals, it shows ridiculous inconsistency,” Palin told TheDC. “I wasn’t calling for any limit on free speech, and it’s a shame some folks tried to twist my comment in that way. I was simply pointing out the irony of an often selective interpretation of free speech rights.”

For pity sake. It's the same shtick with her.

  1. Fail to fully understand an issue.

  2. Say something folksy and simple.

  3. Blame everyone else for how your statement was received.

  4. Launch inane tirade against the media, the Left, liberals, etc.

Here's an idea. Perhaps she should keep her mouth closed and her fingers off her keyboard until she takes the time to understand a situation. Then she could provide a coherent response and not have to issue endless "clarification" statements.

She won't, of course. She can't help herself. She is what happens when the MTV generation meets a little political power. And now, there is no microphone, podium or camera she isn't drawn to. But the rest of us don't have to keep tuning in.

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