The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Thursday, September 25, 2008

(Updated) Did I say Cousin Oliver? I meant Knucklehead Smith.

I hope that reference wasn't too out-there, but 'Charlie McCarthy' seemed way too complimentary for Sarah Palin. His head was made of wood and he could trade barbs with W.C. Fields. Her head is made of a black hole that sucks up all logic & reason-- and she can't even handle MSM softballs.

COURIC: You've said, quote, "John McCain will reform the way Wall Street does business." Other than supporting stricter regulations of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac two years ago, can you give us any more example of his leading the charge for more oversight?

PALIN: I think that the example that you just cited, with his warnings two years ago about Fannie and Freddie — that, that's paramount. That's more than a heck of a lot of other senators and representatives did for us.

COURIC: But he's been in Congress for 26 years. He's been chairman of the powerful Commerce Committee. And he has almost always sided with less regulation, not more.

PALIN: He's also known as the maverick though. Taking shots from his own party, and certainly taking shots from the other party. Trying to get people to understand what he's been talking about — the need to reform government.

COURIC: I'm just going to ask you one more time, not to belabor the point. Specific examples in his 26 years of pushing for more regulation?

PALIN: I'll try to find you some and I'll bring them to you.

Be a-scared. Be very a-scared.

UPDATE: I couldn't bring myself to actually watch the video of the possible next vice-president of the nation with her head so far up her ass she needs an exorcism from a Kenyan preacher, but this is apparently the tip of the insanity iceberg.

COURIC: If this doesn't pass, do you think there's a risk of another Great Depression?

PALIN: Unfortunately, that is the road that America may find itself on. Not necessarily this as it's been proposed has to pass or we're going to find ourselves in another Great Depression. There has got to be action — bipartisan effort — Congress not pointing fingers at one another but finding the solution to this, taking action, and being serious about the reforms on Wall Street that are needed.

I'm feeling something entirely new-- part befuddlement, part terror..... it's terfuddlement.