Karl Rove thinks Sarah Palin lacks the gravitas to be president. He said so:
“There are high standards that the American people have for it [the presidency],” Rove said, “and they require a certain level of gravitas, and they want to look at the candidate and say ‘that candidate is doing things that gives me confidence that they are up to the most demanding job in the world’.”
“You know, I agree with that,” Palin said, during an interview with “Fox News Sunday,” “that those standards have to be high for someone who would ever want to run for president like, um, wasn’t Ronald Reagan an actor? Wasn’t he in Bedtimes for Bonzo, bozo or something? Ronald Reagan was an actor. Now lookit. I’m not in a reality show. I have eight episodes documenting Alaska’s resources, what it is that we can contribute to the rest of U.S. to economically and physically secure our union, and my family comes along for the ride because I am family, family is us, and my family comes along on the ride to document these eight episodes for The Learning Channel. … So Karl is wrong right there in calling it a reality show.”
Documenting Alaska’s resources…and what it can contribute to the economy and security of America. What the fuck? Sarah Palin kayaking, hiking and yammering in that pinched, screechy, nasal shriek about how that’s so much better than being in a stuffy old political office.
She was honest about one thing, though – her family definitely comes along for the ride. They get clothes from boutiques in New York. Bristol is now running a POLITICAL CONSULTANCY, which only makes perfect sense. I know when I want some advice about the political situation in America, I turn to single mothers from Alaska who barely scraped through high school and appeared on Dancing With the Stars. As soon as Trigg learns to talk, Sarah will no doubt put him on the payroll to record robo-calls for Joe Miller: “Joaaaaargh Millfffffffffsht GAAAAAA pppppppfth mee ploft!”
That Sarah Palin keeps comparing herself to Ronald Reagan is very telling in a number of ways. I know the teabaggers, in their stunned and insistent willful blindness regarding history, think Saint Ronnie was just the greatest president ever, but appearing in B-movies opposite a chimpanzee really ISN’T any sort of qualification for higher office.
Of course, in Sarah’s halcyon memories of Reagan, he never raised taxes…and he didn’t sell arms to Iran in order to fund an illegal war in Central America.
“I am family, family is us…” I am he and you are me and I am the eggroll, I am the air wolf, I am the Sarah. Kookookacaribou.
Sarah Palin: Over-fucking-flowing with gravitas.