Not to suggest that Sarah Palin appeals to stupid people, but…

… they could use a good spell checker:

Found in this Flickr stream.

Olbermann has a few questions for Sarah Palin.

Once again a worthwhile 11 minutes spent:

David Letterman really isn’t happy with the McCain campaign.

It really doesn’t pay to cancel on Dave. He’s gone on to do a series of short videos title “A Message from Sarah Palin.” You just know it’s gonna be trouble:

Damned funny though.

Found over at Boulder Dude’s blog.

I bet she’s heard that question a lot…

Obama Pictures and McCain Pictures

now get in the kitchin’ and make me a sammich!

SNL parodies Sarah Palin. Again. Hilariously.

What’s sad is they actually used some of Palin’s responses to actual interview questions in the skit:

I suppose if McCain/Palin win the election the one silver lining will be the bottomless well of comedy potential they’ll bring the late night shows.

Sarah Palin is dumber than a box of rocks.

I’ve tried to be nice and just point out that she’s a liar, but it’s becoming increasingly difficult to avoid mentioning the fact that Sarah Palin has brains made out of Cheez Whiz. The most damning examples of which keep coming from her interview with Katie Couric. Couric described the interview as “interesting” and said that Palin “isn’t always responsive”, which is putting it mildly after you see Palin blithering away in the following video clip:

“But ultimately, what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the health care reform that is needed to help shore up our economy, Um, helping, oh, it’s got to be about job creation, too, Shoring up our economy, and putting it back on the right track, so health care reform and reducing taxes and reining in spending has got to accompany tax reductions, and tax relief for Americans, and trade…we have got to see trade as opportunity, not as, uh, competitive, um, scary thing, but one in five jobs created in the trade sector today.”

That’s some painful stupid happening right there. She’s tried to take a question on her opinion about the huge bailout Congress is trying to pass and turns into a mish-mash of Republican talking points that don’t have a damned thing to do with the question she was asked. I’d love to see her explain how the bailout helps with health care reform and reducing taxes and trade. She’s literally babbling in that clip. It’s stunning in its vapidness.

Found via BD who says they finally found someone dumber than George Bush. Amazing, but seemingly so.

Sarah Palin’s Yahoo! email account has been hacked by Anonymous.

It’s bad enough that Sarah Palin is using a private Yahoo! email account to conduct state business to circumvent public records laws, but she also apparently chooses some pretty easy to guess passwords. The group calling itself “Anonymous” managed to hack her email account:

The internet griefers known as Anonymous took credit for the intrusion, and screenshots of e-mail messages and photos belonging to the Alaska governor have been published by WikiLeaks. Threat Level has confirmed the authenticity of at least one of the e-mails.

The cache of stolen data contains five screenshots from Palin’s account, including the text of an e-mail exchange with Alaska Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell about his campaign for Congress.

Another screenshot shows Palin’s inbox and a third shows the text of an e-mail from Amy McCorkell, whom Palin appointed to the Governor’s Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse in 2007.

The e-mail, a message of support to Palin, tells her not to let negative press get to her and asks Palin to pray for McCorkell, who writes that “I need strength to 1. keep employment, 2. not have to choose.”

The Republican Party hasn’t responded to a call for comment, but McCorkell, reached at her office, confirmed that she did send the e-mail to Palin.

Good to know state secrets will be in such good hands if she becomes VP, eh?

Christian Reconstructionists praying McCain/Palin win so God can kill McCain.

It’s no secret that the Religious Right wasn’t overly thrilled with John McCain winning the nomination, but it’s also clear that they absolutely adore his “choice” for VP. I put the word choice in quotes because there’s some indication the decision was more or less forced on him by the Fundies as McCain reportedly wanted to go with either Tom Ridge or Joe Liberman. It’s easy to understand their enthusiasm for her as she is clearly one of them based on her stance on just about every issue. Still she’s only the VP so one has to wonder why they’d be so excited about it and the obvious conclusion is that they’re hoping John McCain will kick the bucket early into his term leaving her to take over as President.

Now that’s a pretty cynical line of thought, but it turns out to be not only accurate, but also an understatement. Some Christian Reconstructionists out there aren’t going to leave it to chance. No, they’re calling on folks to not only pray that McCain/Palin win, but that God strike McCain down after he’s elected:

Antiabortion militant and all-round theocratic activist Jay Rogers of Florida, whose blog is called The Forerunner, writes:

Pray for John McCain’s salvation and speedy death. (Google The Forerunner’s articles on Imprecatory Prayer if you think this is harsh.)

And then there is this guy, a self-described Christian Reconstructionist whose blog handle is Ixion, and is apparently from Tennessee:

McCain’s VP choice, Sarah Palin, suddenly made me want to vote for him, as long as the LORD smites him while he’s in office. She’s consistently conservative on all the issues, and if she’s good enough for The Forerunner, she’s good enough for me. The Forerunner agrees with me that McCain must be smitten, as well, so I’m obviously not alone in my viewpoints.

After a long response to a well-researched Daily Kos diary by Dogemperor, discussing Palin’s religious history and raises some important concerns, Ixion comes back around to his main point.

May the LORD cause McCain/Palin to win the White House in 2008, and then smite the godless McCain in favor of Palin. Amen.

That’s gotta make McCain feel all warm and fuzzy about all that Religious Right ass he’s been kissing for the past year. Here he is violating just about every principle he’s ever held so he can get these people to vote for him and what’s the thanks he gets? A bunch of yahoos trying to use Imprecatory Prayer against him. I suppose he can take some comfort knowing that study after study shows prayer doesn’t accomplish jack shit, but it’s gotta sting to know there are people wishing you’ll die so the person they really want to see as President can take over.

The truly scary part is they might get their wish if he is elected. He’s not exactly a spring chicken after all. If you think the past eight years have been bad then you just wait until President Palin is in power. She makes Bush look almost mainstream.

Hat tip to Dispatches from the Culture Wars for the link.

If Sarah Palin wants her kids left out of politics then why is she putting them front and center?

That’s the question this analysis by AP writer Ted Anthony poses:

The Republican message about the Palin offspring comes across as contradictory: Hey, media, leave those kids alone — so we can use them as we see fit.

If you doubt this scenario, consider this: On Wednesday morning, a teenage boy from Alaska stood in a receiving line on an airport tarmac, being glad-handed by the potential next president of the United States — because he got his girlfriend pregnant. TV cameras were lined up in advance. The mind boggles.

“Either the children are out of bounds, and you don’t put them in the photo ops, or you don’t complain when somebody wants to talk about them. You can’t have it both ways,” said John Matviko, a professor at West Liberty State College in West Virginia and editor of “The American President in Popular Culture.”

“Right now, it looks like they’re being used by the campaign more than the media are using them,” he said.

[…] Using one’s relatives as accessories in the political arena can have its pitfalls, despite McCain’s remark to ABC News on Wednesday that Palin has “got an incredible resume, including a beautiful family.” Candidates open themselves to charges of hypocrisy if they demand the ability to boast but reject the attention that can ensue when the road gets rougher.

McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds, however, takes issue with that conclusion. He says both positions are possible.

“There’s a long-standing precedent of children of the candidates being in the public eye as members of families involved in public service,” Bounds said Wednesday night. “There is also a long-standing precedent of candidates’ children being left out of the hardball politics of campaigning for higher office.”

That’s pretty typical hypocrisy for the Republicans. Especially when one of the things they’re pushing about Palin is her supposed status as a “soccer mom” who is big on “family values.” In all fairness it’s not as though Obama hasn’t put his kids up on stage or in front of the camera with him, but then neither one of them is representative of a failed policy stance that Obama promotes either.

Maybe I’m stupid (duh, it says so right in my blog name), but it seems to me that if you don’t want people using your pregnant minor child and her “I’m a fuckin’ redneck” boyfriend as a political football then perhaps it would be wise not to do so yourself. But that’s just me.

John McCain vets his VP choice the old school way.

There’s been a lot of talk about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on the net since McCain announced her as his choice for V.P. and most of it is better written than anything I could come up with. Suffice it to say that I she doesn’t change my mind about not voting for McCain in the slightest. Given her relative inexperience and she’s already racked up an impressive body of work in the form of scandals and investigations into shit she’s tried to pull. So much so that one is inclined to wonder what the hell McCain was thinking when he made his choice.

Perhaps this video will provide some insight into that question:

That wedding ring feeling a little tight there John? OK, so that may be a bit of a low-blow, but still you’d think he’d be old enough to know he shouldn’t be checking out the potential VP’s assets quite so obviously while on camera.