Friday, September 26, 2008
Quick Post: Palin Not That Bright
Have you seen the Katie Couric interview? Rather frightening. I used to just worry that Palin was an end-of-times, anti-gay marriage, pro life extremist -- now I'm worried because it also appears she's not that bright. The good news is I don't think she possesses the kind of good ol' boy simple-mindedness that people love in Bush. When Bush speaks, the content is masked by the fact that he's always smirking and confident. Thus, to a lot of people, Bush appears to be in command of the situation. Palin, on the other hand, stumbles over simple questions in a bizarre, start and stop form in which she constantly switches tenses. It is precisely Palin's use of the English language (or lack thereof) that makes this parody in the New Yorker so good.