Monday, September 1, 2008

Sarah Palin: Too Dumb To Be VP?

In 2006, when Sarah Palin was running for Governor of Alaska, she answered a series of questions from a right wing group, Eagle Forum Alaska. Her answer to the following question clearly betrays an appalling lack of knowledge about basic American history.

11. Are you offended by the phrase “Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance? Why or why not?

Sarah Palin: Not on your life. If it was good enough for the founding fathers, its good enough for me and I’ll fight in defense of our Pledge of Allegiance.

And this woman is a college graduate? I'm actually surprised she made it through high school.

Doesn't she know that the Pledge of Allegiance wasn't written until 1892 -- decades after the Founding Fathers had died?

Doesn't she know that the phrase "under God" wasn't added until 1954? The original pledge was written as: "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

Do we really want someone who doesn't even know the basics of American history as our VP? I don't think she's competent enough to teach a junior high history or civics class, let alone be second in line for the Presidency.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Last night's interview with Gibson shows more clearly again (though it's obvious anyway), Palin is too dumb to know what she doesn't know (and much of the rest of the country is too).