Mrs Palin’s world view
I had meant to leave matters to do with oil and the Gulf alone for a while, but then perusing the Toronto Star up popped Sarah Palin with comments so utterly astonishing and stupid as to make one sit and gawp.
Bill O’Reilly of Fox News the cable giant has given our favourite intellectual pygmy her own slot and so she said….
“The Dutch” she opined generously whilst insisting Obama was not taking foreign assistance from outside governments “they are known, and the Norwegians, they are known for….for dykes and cleaning up water and for dealing with spills”
Um, they are there already? Several foreign vessels from er Norway, and um, Holland are there already. And sticking fingers in dykes isn’t a viable solution to capping a well a mile below sea level. Miss Palin’s world view seems to be shaped in part by Hans Christian Anderson.
As the Dallas News also commented its lucky she is nowhere near the levers of power.
The bold girl herself gives further hostages to fortune on her Facebook site with the following. You can just see it being run as a contrast to ghastly pictures of oil damaged environments in any forthcoming election material.
“Radical environmentalists: you are damaging the planet with your efforts to lock up safer drilling areas.”
“There is nothing clean and green about your misguided nonsensical radicalism and Americans are onto you as we question your motives. The tragic, unprecedented deep water Gulf Oil spill proves it”
Copyright David Macadam 2010