On Wednesday, Sarah Palin was interviewed by Glenn Beck and made a reference to our North Korean allies. Beck quickly corrected her, and the effect was that of a slip of the tongue rather than someone who didn’t know the difference. Several liberal outlets quickly and predictably jumped down her throat.
Now she comes out on her Facebook page with a guns-blazing response. Her post is titled A Thanksgiving Message to All 57 States
My fellow Americans in all 57 states, the time has changed for come. With our country founded more than 20 centuries ago, we have much to celebrate – from the FBI’s 100 days to the reforms that bring greater inefficiencies to our health care system. We know that countries like Europe are willing to stand with us in our fight to halt the rise of privacy, and Israel is a strong friend of Israel’s. And let’s face it, everybody knows that it makes no sense that you send a kid to the emergency room for a treatable illness like asthma and they end up taking up a hospital bed. It costs, when, if you, they just gave, you gave them treatment early, and they got some treatment, and ah, a breathalyzer, or an inhalator. I mean, not a breathalyzer, ah, I don’t know what the term is in Austrian for that …
You’ll have to go to Palin’s entry for the various links, but you have no doubt guessed what she’s doing: amassing a comprehensive collection of silly-sounding Obama gaffes.
It’s a righteous slam, and I hate to harsh the effect with criticism — but she quickly segues to a dissertation about the double standard at work. It’s a valid point, but comes off sounding whiny.
This is exactly what I’m talking about when I say she has a poor way of reacting to criticism. It’s a perfect opportunity to react with pure humor — and she starts well but finishes weak.
That said, click the link and enjoy a few minutes of Obama gaffes. Bookmark it for the next time someone tells you Bush or Palin are uniquely prone to verbal missteps.