Sarah Palin Wins the "Space (Between the Ears) Race"
I can only come to one conclusion...
Michelle Bachmann and Sarah Palin are trying to "out-idiot" each other!
Recently, I wrote about "Wild Eyes" Bachmann claiming that our founding fathers strove to their last breaths to eliminate the scourge of slavery from our land... even though the last of the actual "founding fathers" died some three decades before Lincoln freed the slaves.
Today, Caribou Barbie is claiming that the Soviet Union won the "Space Race" and it was that very race that lead to the ultimate collapse of the USSR.
Sarah Palin thinks President Barack Obama needs a history lesson on the space race between the U.S. and the former Soviet Union.
"He needs to remember that, uh, what happened back then with the communist U.S.S.R. and their victory in that race to space," the Fox News contributor said Wednesday night, reacting to Obama's reference to Sputnik in his State of the Union speech. Palin called the Sputnik name drop one of the "W.T.F." moments in the speech, a play of the President's call for "winning the future."
"Yeah, they won but they also incurred so much debt at the time that it resulted in the inevitable collapse of the Soviet Union," Palin said.
Ay, yi, yi!
Sure, the USSR won some of the earlier races, getting the first satellite up there, getting the first man into space, but the FINISH LINE in this race is GENERALLY considered to be LANDING A MAN on the MOON and BRINGING HIM HOME AGAIN!!!!
And the Soviet Union didn't collapse until 22 years after the moon landing, and that collapse was brought about by unsustainable defense spending of which space spending played a tiny part.
Is she really that dense? Or is she pretending?
And why would she want to turn a perfectly serviceable political phrase like "Winning the Future" (Hey, it worked pretty well as a title for one of Newt Gingrich's books) into an obscene text slang abbreviation? What will she tell her younger children, Trip and Trix and Tralaalaa, if they ask her, "Governor Mommy? What does WTF mean?"
Will she LIE? Of course she will. It's what she does.
"That was a tough speech to have to sit through and kind of try to stomach because the president is so off-base in his ideas," said Palin. "And his theme last night in the State of the Union was the 'WTF,' you know, 'Winning the Future.' And I thought, 'OK, that acronym, spot on.' There were a lot of 'WTF' moments throughout that speech."
Asked what she would do differently to lower the unemployment level, Palin did not offer any specific proposals, but insisted that the president's plan was wrong and said Obama had failed to realize the country was already buried under crippling debt. Palin also called for the elimination of National Public Radio and the National Endowment for the Arts, calling them "fluffery."Continued on the next page