During his Worst Persons segment on his MSNBC show Countdown host Keith Olbermann saved some special scorn for Sarah Palin and her gaffe riddled speech at Stanislaus. Olbermann pointed out that Palin managed to get Ronald Reagan’s home state wrong, and added, “None is more symbolic as her corner-cutting, her downright endorsement of stupidity.”
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Olbermann said of Palin, “But our winner yes, Sister Sarah. You’ve by now heard the gaffe fest that was her speech. She said, perhaps, at least 100 things that brand her as a phony. But none is more symbolic as her corner-cutting, her downright endorsement of stupidity than intelligence than this one. ‘Because this is Reagan Country. yeah! and perhaps it was destiny that the man who went to California’s Eureka College would become so woven within and interlinked to the Golden State.’ Eureka College is in Eureka, Illinois, Illinois where Ronald Reagan is from. There is a town of Eureka in California, but it doesn’t have a college. and Palin went to three different colleges but doesn’t have an education.”
Once again, I disagree with Olbermann. I don’t think Palin is an idiot. I think her Stanislaus Shakedown was a full on display of her laziness and lack of preparation. She wasn’t stupid. I would call the speech disjointed, mind numbing, torturous, and disgrace to anyone with a high school diploma, but not stupid. She filled the speech with lots of stuff. It is too bad none of that stuff had anything to do with higher education.
There is a reason why Palin normally blacks out the media from covering her speeches. She is so terrible that if her speeches for hire were televised, she would not only doom the remaining shreds of her political future, but her ATM called the lecture circuit would quickly dry up. I can’t think of a bigger waste of the $93,000 than what Stanislaus did when they paid Palin to speak at their gala.
It is surprising that she got Reagan’s biographical information wrong, because she is running around the country resurrecting his name at every turn to try to convince 2012 GOP primary voters, that Ronald Reagan has been reincarnated as a factually challenged, lazy, half term governor from Alaska. No Keith, Sarah Palin is not an idiot, but she also isn’t qualified to be president of the school board, much less president of the United States.