Sarah Palin: The political equivalent of herpes

O.  My.  G-d:

Palin on Being Qualified for President

O’REILLY:  Do you believe that you are smart enough, incisive enough, intellectual enough to handle the most powerful job in the world?

PALIN:  I believe that I am because I have common sense.  And I have,  I believe, the values that are reflective of so many other American values.  And I believe that what Americans are seeking is not the elitism, the kind of a spinelessness that perhaps is made up for that with some kind of elite Ivy League education and a fact resume that’s based on anything but hard work and private sector, free enterprise principles .  Americans could be seeking something like that in positive change in their leadership.  I’m not saying that has to be me. [Emphasis mine]

This shit comes from a woman who can’t even educate her own children properly.  BTW Sarah, you’ve said nothing, nothing that distinguishes you from the unwashed masses for which you really, behind the scenes, have so much contempt:

No, she is the most unqualified person in history to even consider the office.  She is a product of the elites, the Ivy-educated ones that have never worked in the private sector, the ones for which she pretends to have so much scorn.  But it is really those who follow her like sheep that she really fears.  And it is those idiots that give her any non-noise numbers in the polls.  The mere thought drives one to despair.

The incorrect – and correct – way to deal with Islamists

II guess Dick Cheney won the torture waterboarding debate, because Rasmussen said so:

[A]ccording to today’s Rasmussen survey:

Fifty-eight percent (58%) of U.S. voters say waterboarding and other aggressive interrogation techniques should be used to gain information from the terrorist who attempted to bomb an airliner on Christmas Day.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 30% oppose the use of such techniques, and another 12% are not sure.

There’s this, too:

Seventy-one percent (71%) of all voters think the attempt by the Nigerian Muslim to blow up the airliner as it landed in Detroit should be investigated by military authorities as a terrorist act. Only 22% say it should be handled by civilian authorities as a criminal act, as is currently the case.

My conclusion: the debate is over, and Dick Cheney won it.

Aaaah…Rasmussen.  Two things about the post from the really patriotic folks at Powerline:

  • Rasmussen polls have this weird tendency to tell Republicans mainly what they want to hear.
  • Even if Rasmussen did not have some inherent bias, the results of the poll matter not a whit.  What matters is the law, not public opinion.  Of course, public opinion informs the law, so that if public opinion is strong enough, we should have the debate and change the law.  But that hasn’t happened.  Cheney broke the law and as such is a criminal.  His thinking and therefore the thinking of folks such as those on Powerline are that of fear, so much fear that the Constitution will not survive if allowed to flourish.  It is folks like this, and not Andrew Sullivan and Jack Goldsmith, that are anti-American.

If you really want to fight radical Islam, this is how you do it: