Surprised? Me too!

The time off has certainly done Sarah Palin a world of good. Unencumbered by feigning interest in her old job , Palin has cracked open the books and unleashed those mad research skills that served her so well as she moved from college campus to college campus to college campus to college campus to college campus and back to one of those previous college campuses.

The woman who made "word salad" an entrée at each of her speeches, press conferences, and interviews, has discovered a new way to reach the masses that allows her to spread her intellectual wings without actually having to actually be in the room with someone who might ask her to explain herself in the robust give and take of policy debate. So,  Facebook.

It wasn’t that long ago that  little Sarah Palin took her first oral exam with Charlie Gibson:

GIBSON: Do you agree with the Bush doctrine?

PALIN: In what respect, Charlie?

GIBSON: The Bush — well, what do you — what do you interpret it to be?

PALIN: His world view.

GIBSON: No, the Bush doctrine, enunciated September 2002, before the Iraq war.

PALIN: I believe that what President Bush has attempted to do is rid this world of Islamic extremism, terrorists who are hell bent on destroying our nation. There have been blunders along the way, though. There have been mistakes made. And with new leadership, and that’s the beauty of American elections, of course, and democracy, is with new leadership comes opportunity to do things better.

Then she moved on to higher education with Katie Couric:

Couric: Why isn’t it better, Governor Palin, to spend $700 billion helping middle-class families who are struggling with healthcare, housing, gas, and groceries—allow them to spend more and put more money into the economy—instead of helping these big financial institutions that played a role in creating this mess?

Palin: That’s why I say, I, like every American I’m speaking with, we’re ill about this position that we have been put in where it is the taxpayers looking to bailout. But ultimately, what the bailout does is help those who are… concerned about the healthcare reform that is needed… to help shore up our economy.  Helping the—oh, it’s got to be about job creation, too, shoring up our economy and putting it back on the right track. So healthcare reform… and reducing taxes and reining in spending has got to accompany tax reductions and tax relief… for Americans, and trade we’ve—we’ve got to see trade as opportunity, not as a competitive, um, scary thing, but 1 in 5 jobs being created in the trade sector today. We’ve got to look at that as more opportunity. All those things under the umbrella of job creation. This bailout is a part of that…

Only weeks ago she dazzled us in 140 spaces or less: 

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But now, outside the public eye of political life she seems to have blossomed, just like Charlie Gordon in Flowers for Algernon.

For example:

As I noted in my statement last week, nationalized health care inevitably leads to rationing. There is simply no way to cover everyone and hold down the costs at the same time. The rationing system proposed by one of President Obama’s key health care advisors is particularly disturbing. I’m speaking of the “Complete Lives System” advocated by Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, the brother of the president’s chief of staff. President Obama has not yet stated any opposition to the “Complete Lives System,” a system which, if enacted, would refuse to allocate medical resources to the elderly, the infirm, and the disabled who have less economic potential. [1] Why the silence from the president on this aspect of his nationalization of health care? Does he agree with the “Complete Lives System”? If not, then why is Dr. Emanuel his policy advisor? What is he advising the president on? I just learned that Dr. Emanuel is now distancing himself from his own work and claiming that his “thinking has evolved” on the question of rationing care to benefit the strong and deny the weak. [2] How convenient that he disavowed his own work only after the nature of his scholarship was revealed to the public at large.

No mention of the troops, Jesus, or Trig. Just hard irrefutable facts simply stated, documented,  and footnoted. And if you think that someone other than Sarah Palin wrote this for her, you obviously hate the troops, Jesus and Trig.

And America. But mostly the troops , Jesus, and Trig.

Surprised? Me too!

The time off has certainly done Sarah Palin a world of good. Unencumbered by feigning interest in her old job , Palin has cracked open the books and unleashed those mad research skills that served her so well as she moved from college campus to college campus to college campus to college campus to college campus and back to one of those previous college campuses.

The woman who made "word salad" an entrée at each of her speeches, press conferences, and interviews, has discovered a new way to reach the masses that allows her to spread her intellectual wings without actually having to actually be in the room with someone who might ask her to explain herself in the robust give and take of policy debate. So,  Facebook.

It wasn’t that long ago that  little Sarah Palin took her first oral exam with Charlie Gibson:

GIBSON: Do you agree with the Bush doctrine?

PALIN: In what respect, Charlie?

GIBSON: The Bush — well, what do you — what do you interpret it to be?

PALIN: His world view.

GIBSON: No, the Bush doctrine, enunciated September 2002, before the Iraq war.

PALIN: I believe that what President Bush has attempted to do is rid this world of Islamic extremism, terrorists who are hell bent on destroying our nation. There have been blunders along the way, though. There have been mistakes made. And with new leadership, and that’s the beauty of American elections, of course, and democracy, is with new leadership comes opportunity to do things better.

Then she moved on to higher education with Katie Couric: (more…)

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