Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Palin ‘didn’t understand that Africa is a continent’

Now it all comes out. Fox News reporter Carl Cameron just unburdened himself of some behind-the-scenes campaign dish. (It was “off the record” till after Election Day.)

Cameron was told by Team McCain insiders that Gov. Sarah Palin “didn’t understand that Africa [is] a continent” with many nations, not a country unto itself. (Fox News anchor Shep Smith couldn’t believe it!)

Oh yes yes yes! Tell us more, tell us more!

Palin, according to Cameron’s sources, was also “hard to control emotionally.” She would throw temper tantrums after reading negative stuff in the press.

Wow. And some Republicans think Sarah Palin is the Great White Hope for 2012?

The video is below.

UPDATE (11/05/08): Carl Cameron also appeared on “The O’Reilly Factor” tonight, and he fleshed out his earlier report of Sarah Palin’s ignorance about Africa.

Palin had asked campaign staff members “if South Africa wasn’t just part of the country” of Africa, “as opposed to [being] a country in the continent.”

Absolutely amazing.

29 comments:

tejanojim said...

Hah! More like 2016, if then. It seems like people don't realize that lots of smarter, better Repubs didn't run this year because of the stink of failure coming from the White House. Palin will most likely get eaten alive in the primaries.

Hey, UBM, is it still "slap a white man week"? I haven't been slapped yet, but my face has been tensed up for it all day.

Either way, way to go Obama! Yay!

maria said...

i can't find this story. do you have a link?

i've been telling all my friends our next job is to put the girl back in the bottle, so i welcome all dirt!

btw, my daughter who voted for the very first time lives in chicago and got to celebrate her victory last night in grant park! how neat is that.

Undercover Black Man said...

maria: No link. I saw it with my own eyes on Shepard Smith's show, which is just now concluding.

I assume someone will post the video to YouTube. I'll embed when that happens.

Yay indeed for your daughter!

maria said...

omg, here is some more hideously shameful shit, esp. about her shopping. used lower level aides to buy, spent way more than the $150,000, staff called them hillbillies looting neiman's.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/11/05/palin-once-greeted-mccain_n_141394.html

QrazyQat said...

The story is that this important info was withheld from the American voters until after the election. What does that tell you about our press?

uglyblackjohn said...

I saw it on O'reilly. O said that the reporter was nit-picking.
No wonder so many from the red states say that "she is one of us".

Kit (Keep It Trill) said...

A mind is a terrible thing to waste. Considering how many people did vote for McCain & Palin, there are an awful lot of people with wasted minds.

Thank God Obama won.

bklyn6 said...

She would throw temper tantrums after reading negative stuff in the press.

She just released her medical report on Monday. She was the last candidate to do so. (Obama released his report in May.) Wonder what took so long?

SR said...

She did not release her medical records, and likely never will.

On Monday she released a two-page medical history letter written by her doctor, which is hardly complete or conclusive of anything. (The other three released their medical records.)

Kellybelle said...

I mean really.They hadto know she was an idiot.

Doctor Memory said...

I think I just died of a schadenfreude overdose.

dez said...

staff called them hillbillies looting neiman's

She's a friggin' loon if she thinks she's anything but a joke now.

SJ said...

This is just plain astonishing. The level of ignorance is amazing. I cannot believe McCain picked her.

Vince Spence said...

I agree Sarah Palin is an unqualified knucklehead. However, I believe choosing her for VP was a stroke of genius. It immediately took all attention away from many of McCain's blatant weaknesses at the time - age, health, military record, etc. For many weeks, the media spent 99% of their time questioning SP's qualifications and bashing everything she did. I think McCain received the desired results from his choice. Any other choice (Romney, et al.) would have taken only 24 hours to dissolve from the public eye. Sarah sustained for many weeks.

Even the red-neckiest of us know SP was unqualified and not too darn bright. But, many simply liked HER. We also know her 15 minutes of fame are gone. She will return to Alaska in time to freeze her butt off for the next 6 months. Isn't that enough of a consolation prize for losing? Let her go in peace. She won't be back in 2012, 2016, 2020 or whenever.

Undercover Black Man said...

^ The "Morning Joe" folks be saying she'll take Ted Stevens's seat in the Senate. McCain created a monster... while also providing Americans a lot of free entertainment.

Edshugeo The GodMoor said...

Is Shepherd Smith gonna end up on CNN? I saw an interview he did with Joe The Plummer, and Smith appears that he's not the same level of moron found around the rest of Fox.

neptune said...

Sarah's not gone by a long shot, especially if she has the opportunity to put herself in Stevens' vacated Senate seat. She's got several years to re-craft her image and study up on hard stuff like geography and what the VP's duties are. She'll hike up her hemline and bat her eyes and cozy up quite nicely to the good ol' boys in Washington. If her own party doesn't bury her in blame for the loss of the White House this time, she'll survive to make her own run at it in 2012. Interesting though that the McCain people didn't even wait 24 hours to start pulling out their knives. Bitter much?

Chickaboom said...

I know that it is completely unproductive to be a sore winner, but I think I'd like to wear my hand out slapping anyone who supported McCain because of her. I don't see color; I'll slap anyone. I'd save one for McCain too for picking someone so willfully ignorant and potentially damaging to this country ON PURPOSE. She energized a base of equally ignorant people - and they don't even know how ignorant they are by supporting her. They just "like" her. No wonder Facebook and MySpace are so damn popular - people just want friends, and it looks like they don't really care who that friend might be. This election wasn't for Homecoming Queen, for God's sake!

I'm sure she serves a purpose for the more cynical and financially savvy conservatives. I understand that, and frankly, I shouldn't take McCain's choice of VP personally. But I do! Country First? Shame on you, John McCain. *slap*

Africa is a CONTINENT, you willfully ignorant, hate-stirring, moose hunting hag!!! *slap slap slap*

maria said...

sure was a stroke of genius for us democrats.

there were at least three things the republicans could not overcome:
1. mccain's age
2. the mistake of palin
3. his take on the economy.

Undercover Black Man said...

^ 4. Destiny.

dez said...

^5. The level of fear inspired by Bush's complete incompetency.

Sally said...

By 2012 Sarah Palin will probably be little more than a sad footnote of history. It will be interesting if she gets the Stevens' seat, but otherwise, I doubt she'll even be re-elected governor. I looked at her during McCain's concession on Tuesday night and when he said any mistakes were entirely his, I thought, she's the biggest mistake you made, buddy. She's a national joke and after 8 years of having a national joke in the White House I doubt that people will forget so quickly what that can be like. Besides, don't we all already know Barack is going to be an exceptional President? My point is that 2012 won't be a problem for him.

Vince Spence said...

chickaboom said...
Africa is a CONTINENT, you willfully ignorant, hate-stirring, moose hunting hag!!! *slap slap slap*

Wow!! Sounds a little personal. Sarah says nice things about you...

Undercover Black Man said...

I don't see color; I'll slap anyone.

Don't take your rings off either, Chickaboom.

destruction said...

Chickaboom,

And when your hand falls off, please use mine....Well Said.

Wasn't she raised by teachers?

I wish somebody would hire ACORN to pass out petitions to allow Alaska to secede....I'll sign a million with whatever hand Chckaboom didn't need to complete the mission....Then I'd help push it over to Russia.

I just spent 20 minutes arguing with someone who claims she denied it. On the contrary.....if you listen with a lawyerly ear, she did not. She simply denied any "false accusations"....she never specifically denied making the "Africa" remarks.

Geneva Girl said...

As much as I can't stand Palin and don't want to defend her, I'm having a hard time believing this. Wasn't her witch-hunting pastor from Kenya? Did she think that was a city vs. a country?

Technically by Alaska law, she can't appoint herself senator, but she CAN resign and have her Lt. Governor take her job and then name her to the senate. (I can't remember if I saw that on MSNBC or CNN today.) It's happened once before in 1925 (can't remember which state).

joyner said...

All i have to say is WOOOOOW. I know that this lady didn't have the smarts for the White House but I at least thought she had a little bit more knowledge than this! Its sad how the GOP just used her in their attempt just to get Hillary voters. They knew she wasn't qualified in the least. Now that its over, they want to throw her under the bus. Thats f*@ked up!

eeaster said...

As unknown facts go, not knowing that Africa is a continent, while inexcusable, ain't exactly uncommon. Uncommon for the person a hearbeat away from the presidency certainly, but not exactly unusual.

True story:

We had the president of Senegal in the offices of Ebony a few months ago. Someone in a meeting last week referred to him as the President of Africa. Not a writer, thank God, and it was more of a slip of the tongue, but I'm just saying..

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Sounds like something an intern would say.

;^D