Bill O'Reilly asked her if she thinks she's qualified to handle "the most powerful job in the world", and Palin offered up this bowl of word salad :
O'REILLY: Do you believe that you are smart enough, incisive enough, intellectual enough to handle the most powerful job in the world?
PALIN: I believe that I am because I have common sense, and I have, I believe, the values that are reflective of so many other American values. And I believe that what Americans are seeking is not the elitism, the kind of a spinelessness that perhaps is made up for that with some kind of elite Ivy League education and a fact resume that's based on anything but hard work and private sector, free enterprise principles. Americans could be seeking something like that in positive change in their leadership. I'm not saying that has to be me.
Her response started to get all mangled somewhere at "fact resume" — I don't know what that is, but presumably it's bad. As opposed to — I don't know — fiction resumes?
Anyway, I thought I'd do a check to see if Palin think I'm qualified to be president:
- common sense – check
- not elitist – screwed (I'm elistist – I value book learnin' and acknowledgement of reality)
- not spineless – check
- no elite Ivy League education – I guess not (Tufts, NYU not "Ivy League")
- no fact resume that's based on anything but hard work and private sector, free enterprise principles — ummmmmmm
What's scary about this is that Palin thinks she's qualified to lead, not in spite of her inexperience and ignorance, but because of her inexperience and ignorance. She's got that common sense, you know.