FOX NEWS SAYS SARAH PALIN DIDN'T KNOW AFRICA WAS A CONTINENT!

Sorry for the caps, sorry for the lack of commentary, but this is absolutely stunning to me. And apparently, there's more to tell. Anyone still want to defend her? Holy shit.

Tags: africa, Fox News, Sarah Palin (all tags)

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12 Comments

Hah!

She's the gift that keeps on giving, you betcha!

by sricki 2008-11-05 04:32PM | 0 recs
SARAH PALIN DIDN'T KNOW

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
We should be respectful, so as not to jinx her chances of becoming the leader of the GOP.

;)

by QTG 2008-11-05 04:57PM | 0 recs
Ignorant as she is

this is so ridiculous and such a well-known cliche that I have to think that it's bitter McCain people lashing out at her and exaggerating her ignorance.

by JJE 2008-11-05 05:19PM | 0 recs
Re: FOX NEWS SAYS SARAH

I'll defend her - she has set the bar so embarrassingly low that she gives me hope that I can be the VP or President one day.

by rfahey22 2008-11-05 05:34PM | 0 recs
Bush

Didn't Bush once say something like, "Africa is a country with a lot of diseases?"

by TheUnknown285 2008-11-05 07:07PM | 0 recs
Clearly

She was tutored by the very best.

by Sumo Vita 2008-11-05 07:28PM | 0 recs
SARAH PALIN DIDN'T KNOW AFRICA WAS A CONTINENT!

Huh.  When she was precociously reading whole newspapers as a precocious, future super happy best genius politician of all time, she must have skipped that part.

---OR---

Come on, be fair: who among you can see Africa from your house?




In all seriousness, I think we should lighten up on the Palin guffaws, because in all probability we'll have to face her again, and the Obama strategy of not pushing her into those potholes that she seems to delight in falling into on her own seems to be a good one.

-OR-

We can Dan Quayle her while she's still topical in the hopes that the GOP base will run her anyway.  Food for thought.

by Jess81 2008-11-05 07:58PM | 0 recs
Bush didn't either

He called it a "nation" yet somehow he became president for 8 years.http://www.whitehouse.org/news/2003/0713 03.asp

by Mayor McCheese 2008-11-06 04:26AM | 0 recs
Nancy?

We really need you to explain this one and how not knowing what Africa is somehow makes her a feminist icon.

by freedom78 2008-11-06 05:10AM | 0 recs
Stop it already

{the following is purposely gender neutral}

Governor Palin is an embarrassment, plain and simple.  The Governor's demonstrable ignorance is indefensible.

I used to feel confident that I could go to WalMarx, randomly point someone out and assume that they'd know Africa is a continent, not a country, or name a country or two in North America.  Why do I now have to question that premise?  I shouldn't have worry that a Vice President wouldn't know this.  I just shouldn't.

There isn't even a blank slate to work with.  This is willful ignorance.  This is information you'd be exposed to by watching "Survivor" or "Amazing Race" or VH1.  This is NOT wonk level stuff, so why are the same people who would deny US citizenship to someone who couldn't name the countries in North America defending Gov. Palin?

Gov. Palin is the absolute WORST that America can produce.  The ultimate elevation to status the embodiment of anti-intellectualism.  This should be rejected with shock and revulsion, not 'celebrated' as being just one of your 'normal' folks.

I for one, will be keeping track of every so-called commentator, news host, journalist who, despite having similar ideology, doesn't think Gov. Palin is a laughingstock and ignoramus.

For the last time, this is not about what's between the legs, its about what isn't between the ears.  

Stop defending Gov. Palin.  Stop reveling in anti-intellectualism.  In the name of god, just stop it.

by mydailydrunk 2008-11-06 05:36AM | 0 recs
Are You Sure?

Although this segment clearly degrades Sarah Palin (which surprises me considering the conservative bias that has been commonly associated with Fox News), I still believe there is clearly more to the story than what has been initially stated.  Though I can't say for certain whether the accusation is false or not, perhaps look further into the claim.  Perhaps this video had been taken out of context and the absence of one minute of footage could completely change the meaning.  We'll just have to see whether Mrs. Palin truly lacks the basic knowledge that should be required to rule anything above oneself.  haha.

by Teh1337GovStudent 2008-11-06 03:52PM | 0 recs
fox news

were her biggest cheerleaders, so........?

by citizendave 2008-11-07 05:51AM | 0 recs

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