Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Obama can out-gaffe Palin any day of the week

by Josh Painter, Texas for Sarah Palin

The Palin haters have now seized on an apparent mis-attribution in Sarah Palin's memoir Going Rogue in their never-ending, nit-picking campaign to discredit her. Such attempts are worthy of Wyle E. Coyote, the hapless cartoon critter who never manages to put the little road runner out of commission.

In the book, the former Alaska governor attributes a quote to UCLA basketball coaching legend John Wooden which actually comes from Native American activist John Wooden Legs:
"Our land is everything to us...I will tell you one of the things we remember on our land. We remember our grandfathers paid for it -- with their lives."
From the nutroots blogs to The Sporting News, Sarah Palin is now being slammed for getting the two surnames, which are similar, mixed up. This is very strange, considering that they had at first claimed that Sarah Palin had not actually written the book herself. But that's the left for you...

What if she had said, at a news conference in France, no less, that "Austrian" is a language? that would have been a major screw-up, and she would have been the laughing stock of Europe.

Or if she had bowed (or curtsied) to the Emperor of Japan when protocol called for a simple handshake? She would have been the laughing stock of Asia.

Or if she had, in exchange for two thoughtful gifts of historical significance from the British Prime Minister, presented him with some silly movies on 25 DVDS, all which are encoded in a format which is incompatible with DVD playback machines in the UK? She would have been a laughing stock in the British Isles.

Or if she had introduced the Mexican ambassador to a group of mostly Hispanic guests at the White House, and then, before the diplomat could get to the podium to speak, she had gone into the crowd and started shaking hands? What if she had referred to a Cinco de Mayo celebration as "Cinco de Cuatro?" She would have been the laughing stock of Latin America.

What if, in front of a worldwide audience on The Tonight Show, she had described her bowling ability as, "It's like — it was like Special Olympics, or something"? We don't think a lot of folks would have laughed. It would have been too much.

Yet Barack Obama, the god of the radical Left, did all of these things, embarrassing himself and his country in front of the rest of the world. Yet that same radical left seizes on the mis-attribution of a Sarah Palin quote and ignores Obama's international screw-ups. We were going to say that these Leftists have no sense of proportion, but we'll just leave it at, "they have no sense" and call it a day.

- JP
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