Willie Brown's Sarah Palin thing
Willie Brown's fascination with Sarah Palin is hard to figure, since nothing she has ever said or done shows that she's anything but a moron.
Willie on Palin this week:
"Can you believe that Sarah Palin actually goaded Al Gore into a debate over global warming? What a masterstroke publicity stunt: The Alaska hockey mom goes one on one with a Nobel Prize winner on Twitter!"
There's never going to be a serious exchange between Gore and Palin---or between Palin and anyone---because Palin is incapable of seriousness. Like a lot of good looking women---and handsome men too, for that matter---she's spent her life coasting on her looks.
Willie on Palin last July after she resigned as Governor of Alaska:
The pundits are wrong. Conventional wisdom is wrong. Sarah Palin's decision to step down as Alaska governor was a brilliant move...If Palin wants to play on the national field, she has to be free to move around. She has to be able to drop into Indiana, Ohio or Tennessee and help Republican candidates raise money. She has to be available for radio and TV...Now she can study up on issues where she is lacking and become a full-time political celebrity...
It's an unlikely image: Sarah Palin, who couldn't tell Katie Couric the name of a single publication she read, studying with furrowed brow long into the Alaska night. She can't do press conferences, and she can't even do interviews with network drones like Couric and Charles Gibson without looking stupid. She can only safely visit the friendly right-wing media.
And she's a compulsive liar, as Andrew Sullivan continues to document. Anyone who's had experience with compulsive liars knows their sense of reality is very poor; they end up not knowing the difference between their fabrications and reality. They can't even keep their own bullshit straight. Everything they say and do is only tailored to enhance their egos. That this woman had even an outside chance to become vice president---under John McCain, who has a history of serious health problems---is the most terrifying thing to happen to this country since 9/11.
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