Is it possible for someone to be this stupid and admired by so many people?
Why yes. Yes it is.
Palin had this to say after a deadly bombing in Jerusalem that killed one woman:
“President Obama was inappropriate to intervene in a zoning issue in Israel,” she said, referring to settlement building on the West Bank. "Let Israel decide their zoning issues themselves.”
According to Palin, what has been going on in that tortured part of the world is nothing more than a municipal disagreement?
Palin is obviously unaware that every president since the 1967 War, as well as every Secretary of State, has criticized Israel on the issue of the settlements [zoning?] It is official US policy that Israel stop building settlements, and every U.S. President, including Obama has not taken any real action to stop Israel's construction, particularly in the Jerusalem area.
Does this woman ever do any independent reading or is she still relying on Bristol to google "foreign policy+Israel" to get her information?
This is on the Israeli Embassy's website:
March 1, 2011
"Today, President Obama had a productive discussion with members of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. He reiterated America’s unshakeable support for Israel’s security, opposition to any effort to de-legitimize it or single it out for criticism, and commitment to achieve a peace that will secure the future for Arabs and Israelis alike.
The President praised the core Jewish values of freedom and democracy, human rights, and tikkun olam (to repair the world). He also acknowledged that those values extend not only to events in the Middle East, but to the challenges here at home, thanking the Jewish community leaders for their support to ensure that America continues to out-educate, out-innovate, and out-build the competition in order to win the future."
In addition to this idiocy on Israel's "zoning" problems, she criticized the US president while on foreign soil in India while America is at war, an action that was condemned by the GOP when the Dixie Chicks criticized Mr. Bush while appearing in London on tour. Their transgression was merely saying they were ashamed that they were from Texas. Palin accused President Obama of "dithering" over the Libya crisis--apparently ignorant of the difference between acting rashly in a volatile situation and deliberating.
Writing in a column on the craziness of Ghadafi, David Brooks of the NYTimes ended his article with this:
"Jeane Kirkpatrick was right years ago to make the distinction between authoritarian dictatorships and totalitarian ones. The totalitarian ones are both sicker and harder to dislodge. Qaddafi’s unhinged narcissistic oddness seems to be the key to his longevity. So remember: If you’re going to be a tyrant, be a wacko. It’s safer."
Perhaps this is the key to Palin's continuing popularity with a certain segment of our population. If a person with no background in foreign policy and no curisosity about domestic affairs wants to continue to be taken seriously as a presidential candidate, be a wacko and say anything incoherent and illiterate that pops into and bounces around in your empty head.
Hey! This works for Palin AND Bachmann, and it has not diminished their standing with their fans.
The more incompetent they reveal themselves to be; the more their followers love them.
Luckily, the majority of this country doesn't buy into their idiotic tommyrot.