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Fox News: Palin didn't know Africa was a continent

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posted on Nov, 5 2008 @ 11:03 PM

Yes I know this is Fox News and prone to sensationalism, but this is pretty dumbfounding. How is it possible that someone doesn't know that Africa is a continent? My eight year old daughter knows not only that Africa is a continent, but can name all the countries within it.

There is also a little off handed remark that she wouldn't take preparation for the Couric interview.

I believe The Doctor said it best: What!?!! What!?!!

posted on Nov, 5 2008 @ 11:09 PM
reply to post by round_eyed_dog

Umm...What? She's a governor, you say? Of an entire state!?

Fox news likes to coat their lies in sugary white lies but I find it hard to believe they'd pull that stuff on their own party. I guess they must be trying to turn her into the scapegoat for McCain's loss in the election.

posted on Nov, 5 2008 @ 11:12 PM
yep Palin who was only put on the ticket to placate the ultra conservatives (Hey she played well in those southern states) is sytematicaly being thrown to the wolves. She is the fall hockey mom.

And lets face it she deserves it.

posted on Nov, 5 2008 @ 11:15 PM
The Republicans are turning against each other.

Thick as thieves, they are.

posted on Nov, 5 2008 @ 11:19 PM
..... that is awesome.

fox news going against their own. Hooray!

she was only good for old pervs to stare at anyways.

im glad were done with her

posted on Nov, 5 2008 @ 11:19 PM
Sounds too over the top for me.

While I didn't think she was Vice-President or Presidential material, I find it hard to believe that she wouldn't know Africa was a continent. Sounds more like Fox News and the GOP is just kicking her out in the cold and blaming her for every shortcoming of McCain's campaign.

I'll admit that she was quite a shortcoming, but the campaign's negativity was a bigger aspect to me.

[edit on 5-11-2008 by davion]

posted on Nov, 5 2008 @ 11:59 PM
No, it was not the neocons and their bad advice and their evil policies under Bush that lost the election. And not the obviously widespread corporate/administration corruption, in which Fox no doubt participated or at least condoned. No, none of that. It was the sacrificial lamb. Kill her! Kill her!

posted on Nov, 6 2008 @ 12:10 AM

Originally posted by davion
Sounds too over the top for me.

While I didn't think she was Vice-President or Presidential material, I find it hard to believe that she wouldn't know Africa was a continent. Sounds more like Fox News and the GOP is just kicking her out in the cold and blaming her for every shortcoming of McCain's campaign.

I'll admit that she was quite a shortcoming, but the campaign's negativity was a bigger aspect to me.

[edit on 5-11-2008 by davion]

Did you see her interview with Couric? Did you see it? She does not know what a freaking periodical is.

posted on Nov, 6 2008 @ 12:16 AM

So now that it's over they (even McCains staff??) admit what we knew all along and what most conservatives were denying...Palin was TOTALLY unqualified on almost every level to be VP.

I am so glad that they lost this.

If they had won no one would have been the wiser about these "disagreements" going on with Palin and McCain aides and we would have had Palin a heartbeat away from the presidency. That's too close in my opinion.

As I said before, the more she spoke the further McCain got from the oval office. His people seem to agree with that now. You can't hide that sort of ignorance of the world for long when you are doing interviews on national television.

There were some honest conservatives that spoke up about how terrible this choice was but again most would rather defend this woefully inadequate team rather than have a more competent democratic duo in the white house.

Who really cares for America?

- Lee

posted on Nov, 6 2008 @ 12:20 AM
Here's what to me is the obvious big picture.

Palin: Was insulted by the way she was handled and treated by the McCain people who viewed her has...what she is being called Eye Candy, a shot for the womans vote

When she initially walked out and spoke she was bright, I have heard her before, she is a razor wire, she's not a stupid lady by any means

Then prior to interviews, they started ... prepping her... telling her what to say, assuming and in fact demanding she not have a mind of her own.


She played the idiot hockey mom and gave the what they thought and treated her like she was...

Be sure, she's a giant Witch of a lady, she stands there and says I'm sorry If I cost McCain Votes

But she cost McCain some votes... on purpose

and has 4 years, to sharpen herself up so to speak in the eyes of the edia now that everyone knows her Name and McCain is gone

McCain is done

Sarah Palin is not, mark my words

It shows, how people think, that...few see through her act. Even McCain thinks she's an Idiot and makes no comment

But his staff knows...

and this is all Bull Poo

She doesn't think Africa is a Country lol, think about that for a minute

She bent McCain over but god, they know it and are going to try and smear her and put this junk out there, but really she knows it will draw little press as Obama makes his picks and gets the headlines

she, absolutely knows... Africa is a Continent

McCain tried to use her

They treated her like a Girl, he does think of women as not equal

so she

helped give us, our First Black President

Perhaps followed in 4 or 8 years by our first woman

and she did it, because McCain showed what kind of person in terms of his beliefs about people he is by, using her as spokes woman, not letting her speak and think

so she nailed him, i'm 100% sure of it

She was...HUGE when she came out

2 weeks later it's all winks and smiles and "The Maverick" "The Maverick"

The way she stumbled was... fake,

and judging by the level of performance at playing a Bimbo

This woman is GOOD, better than anyone knew...

I'd put my money down in Vegas, we will see more of her and she will get a 60 point IQ boost over the coming months in appearances

and for McCain... I wanted Republican, but you get what you give and...she was treated like a Bimbo and she Gave them a bimbo alright, and as much as i didn't want Obama... it was certainly deserved I think

They don't call her Barracuda for no reason

posted on Nov, 6 2008 @ 12:24 AM
reply to post by round_eyed_dog

I wonder why this isn't getting much discussion?

The people that slammed Palin for being unqualified and bubble-headed were called SEXIST yet those same doubts were in the McCain camp all along.


- Lee

posted on Nov, 6 2008 @ 12:31 AM
reply to post by lee anoma

She wasn't bro, she was acting, screwing McCain over

I'll back it up in the future i'm so sure of it... she is one serious witch and... I don't blame her either

I remember reading in the first week how his staff wanted her to tow Mccains line and she had issue with that then a few days later "agreed to conform"

They tried to silence her, because of stance on abortion and g-d and other true conservative issues

and I live around the corner from McCain, I drink with these guys, they are sexist and I am certain they all told her to play a game

and LOL she sure did...

If people will believe she is THAT dumb and a person can't throw a few tantrums on purpose...fine, but I know better, I know a Smart womans malice, i'm divorced!!!!!

The Girl is Crafty Like Ice is Cold

posted on Nov, 6 2008 @ 12:37 AM
Sharp as Razor wire???? Me thinks not. She won't be back. Perhaps a Senate run but I'm expecting the GOP to tone down the rhetoric and go with a "smart one" next go

posted on Nov, 6 2008 @ 12:40 AM

Originally posted by mopusvindictus
reply to post by lee anoma

She wasn't bro, she was acting, screwing McCain over

You really believe that?
You sure you aren't giving her more credit than she deserves in this case?

It's possible but I have to say I doubt it.

From her interviews alone her confusion and lack of information seemed very authentic and unrehearsed. In fact she seemed to try and do everything she could to pretend to be more knowledgeable than she actually was with deflection and misdirection.

Her educational background alone was a red flag and didn't stack up with the other candidates at all.

I think she really got by on looks rather than smarts and it came through in all its glaringly awkward glory. I don't want to speak ill of her though, but I do think she just ended up somewhere she didn't prepare to be.

I think McCain used HER and not the other way around and it backfired.
The Hillary crowd was too smart not to see her as no alternative to Clinton.

- Lee

posted on Nov, 6 2008 @ 12:43 AM
you guys think amazonia is a country ... nothing strange to me ... america is the center of the world ... lol

posted on Nov, 6 2008 @ 01:01 AM
reply to post by lee anoma

Either scenario is possible.

My impression is based on a few things, I am sure from reading that she took a real affront to being asked to tow the McCain Line

I I said am divorced and it's incredible what an Angry Woman is capable of in terms of deciet

and... I have seen her plenty and she is no dope, she's a good speaker

some of this stuff is Abnormally dumb

I'm not saying she is a political expert or anything else

But, she was acting I think exceptionally moronic, It makes me think she was pulling a fast one here

In the end, we will know... My Guess is she is going to smarten up allot in the not so distant future, which will let us was an act

or lol

she won't and that will let us know

she is the stupidest woman ever to be elected

Didn't know Africa was a Continent?

Dead give away it's one or the other and... having heard her speak before i'm pretty sure she wasn't that mental... I mean that's behind the counter ay Mc Donalds dumb... that's special ed...

Had to be faking, I hope

posted on Nov, 6 2008 @ 07:22 AM
I guess I'll throw in my two cents here. I don't think Governor Palin is remotely stupid. Her diction alone shows me that she is a very intelligent person.

The problem however, is that it seems as if her ego can get the better of her and she needs to gain a little humility.

I do understand how frustrating it must have been when McCain's advisers forced her into this delicate Faberge egg that forbade her from being heard. That must have been maddening and I understand why there was unrest in the McCain camp.

She was pigeonholed into this "seen and not heard" type position that smacked of sexism. I'm sure this rubbed Governor Palin the wrong way and led to much of the infighting.

Now the ego and arrogance thing is a little more disturbing. If Governor Palin really did treat everyone around her with Marcos like antics, she will have a very tough go of it in the future.

It's not a very good idea to mistreat a staffer. Remember, quickie tell all political screeds are very marketable.

[edit on 6-11-2008 by round_eyed_dog]

posted on Nov, 6 2008 @ 07:56 AM
This reflects VERY VERY BADLY on the McCain Campaign team.

There is NO EXCLUSE for them talking trash like this, not just now but BEFORE the election. They should be ashamed, and McCain should be ashamed that he allowed his staff to behave in this way.

It does not matter if this is all truth or lies (and the fact that these people are so catty as to discuss all these alleged "gaffs" with the media implies they are immature fools, which also implies this may be a pack of overblown lies).

The campaign was a brand, they were SELLING their brand to the voters. If they were professional and if they were honorable and if they had even a LITTLE COMMON SENSE they would never trash talk their own VP. No professional would ever talk trash about their own company, or executives in that company, if they are trying to close a deal.

Apparently they are a bunch of immature, unprofessional fools. It gives the strong impression that McCain was NOT the man to lead, if he could not control his own campaign staff, if he could not instill common sense rules of conduct in his campaign staff, how could he run the country? And I was tempted to vote for the man.

[edit on 6-11-2008 by Sonya610]

posted on Nov, 6 2008 @ 08:02 AM
according to a new article coming out from Time (I think), McCain wanted Lieberman and he was told he couldn't have him because Lieberman was pro choice. McCain, ever the "maverick" picked Palin to punish the folks who said no to Lieberman.

The article was written over the course of the campaign, with reporters embedded in both camps and the deal is, they won't report on anything they see or hear until the election is over. There's a lot of interesting stuff coming out now as a result.

The systems hacking, the real shopping spree by palin (much more money spent and much of it on her family), Obama's VP selection etc.

It should be a rather interesting piece.

posted on Nov, 6 2008 @ 09:59 AM
reply to post by Sonya610

They're all looking for someone to scapegoat at this point and is ridiculous, but hardly unexpected. I think that most of this crap comes from the Romney supporters who jumped onto the McCain bandwagon and joined his campaign after he won the nomination. Once he wasn't selected as the VP, I believe they started working behind the scenes to undermine Palin and the ticket as a whole. In addition to that, I'm sure that some of McCain's own people are doing the same thing, mainly to help their chances of actually having a job once the campaign season starts for 2012. They don't want the loss pinned on them.

Palin? Her only real failing was that she just was not prepared for the way the national media treats a candidate in a presidential race. In that sense, her inexperience in campaigning nationally hurt her for the first month or so, and it was something she didn't have time to recover from. But now that she's seen it and knows what to expect, I think she'll come back as a much stronger candidate in 2012, if she should decide to do so.

[edit on 6-11-2008 by vor78]

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