Sarah Palin: Why You Should Vote For Her

Ken AshfordElection 2008Leave a Comment

Sarah’s radio interview with Hugh Hewitt:

Hugh Hewitt: Governor, your candidacy has ignited extreme hostility, even some hatred on the left and in some parts of the media. Are you surprised? And what do you attribute this reaction to?

Sarah Palin: I think they’re just not used to someone coming in from the outside saying, “You know what? It’s time that normal Joe six-pack American is finally represented in the position of vice presidency.” I think that that’s kind of taken some people off guard, and they’re out of sorts, and they’re ticked off about it, but it’s motivation for John McCain and I to work that much harder to make sure that our ticket is victorious, and we put government back on the side of the people of Joe six-pack like me, and we start doing those things that are expected of our government, and we get rid of corruption, and we commit to the reform that is not only desired, but is deserved by Americans.

World O’Crap has the appropriate rebuttal:

Say, maybe it IS time for regular, ol’ Joe Six-Pack American to be the Vice President.  Heck, my Budwieser swilling, NASCAR-watching, shotgun toting neighbors don’t know much about the economy, foreign policy, Supreme Court decisions, etc. so why should Sarah have to?  Maybe it is elitist to expect the second highest position in the land to go to somebody with a little more experience, education, and aptitude than the rest of us.  In fact, here’s my suggestion for a new campaign slogan: “Vote for Sarah Six-Pack, Because You’re No Rocket Scientist Either.”

Then there was this question and answer:

Hewitt: Now governor, the Gibson and the Couric interview struck many as sort of pop quizzes designed to embarrass you as opposed to interviews. Do you share that opinion?

Palin: Well, I have a degree in journalism also, so it surprises me that so much has changed since I received my education in journalistic ethics all those years ago. But I’m not going to pick a fight with those who buy ink by the barrelful. I’m going to take those shots and those pop quizzes and just say, “That’s okay.” 

Out of curiosity, I wanted to know more about Palin’s journalism degree.  After all, I wanted to know what kind of institution would teach that Couric’s questions were outside the boundaries of ethical journalism.

Turns out the Palin got her journalism degree from Columbia University.  Oh, no.  Wait.  My mistake.  From the University of Idaho (it was one of the five colleges that Palin attended), in 1987.

Below is a picture (I’m not making this up) from the University of Idaho School of Journalism and Mass Media webpage where they describe the curriculum:


Fine institution.