Things Sarah Palin Didn't Know! A Scary List!

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I don't have room to print all of them.

Even though the Internet is infinite, my fingers would eventually give out at a certain point.

So let's just name the things Sarah Palin didn't know according to HBO's Game Change, the riveting film that has been running over and over again to drill her cluelessness into our heads so at least we'll be knowledgeable about it.


*She thought the queen is the actual head of the U.K. government, not just a figurehead. She had no idea there was something called the prime minister.

*She didn't know what "the Fed" is, as in the Federal Reserve System.

*She had to be filled in on the history of World War I and World War II, and Germany's involvement in them.

*She knew zilch about Lehman Brothers' spiral, and not much about the country's economic collapse in general.

*She kept insisting on calling her opponent "Joe O'Biden."

*Most shockingly of all, she confused North and South Korea. She probably would have wanted to bomb our ally (though I'm pretty sure she did know the Koreas from the Carolinas)!

And of course there's the Russian situation and so much more.

To be fair, Palin dutifully memorized 25 long answers they fed her in a panic, and she did OK in the vice presidential debate as a result.

She'd be a big star in the puppet community.


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lesliedee
lesliedee

You know that was only a movie right?  And conversations in the movie are called "scripts" and scripts for movies are made up.  You know that right?   I suppose you think transformers was real too. I call Biden "ol' Biden" like in "old Biden", it just fits him and it's much nicer than many of the names I've heard him called.  How big was that team of lawyers sent to Alaska to try and dig up dirt on her and the best they can do is "stupid?" She was effecient enough as governor to get her state back in the black and we sure as heck don't have that kind of leadership in Washington now, do we?   The guy in the WH now refers to the Marine Corp as the "Marine Corpse" and has traveled to 57 states so don't even go there.

johninlongmont
johninlongmont

whacko libs stretching any truth to prove their whacko ideology

Benemlaw
Benemlaw

Fuck the thing about the Koreas. Scariest thing they showed about her lack of knowledge in the movie had to do with the conflicts with the middle east. Like thinking the reason we were in Iraq was because Saddam Hussein bombed the towers on 9/11, and the fact that she didn't know the political reasons for or differences between the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq,

Tom
Tom

My favorite scene in the whole movie is when Schmidt (Harrelson) eviscerates her on why she won't be giving a concession speech. Her ego was off the charts, referring to the "vice presidential campaign" and even approaching McCain at the last minute trying to snag the spotlight one last time. Unreal. I remember being very impressed with McCain's concession speech at the time, and I was happy to be reminded that he tried to put a stop to the fringe extremists that came out in force after Palin was nominated.

Karen
Karen

@William Legge: Good Lord, how much is Sarah's PAC paying you?

Rumsfelt
Rumsfelt

She's white and Right so she's alright!

William Legge
William Legge

What a pile of lies. 10 staffers who were there, with her all the time said it was lies. John and Cindy McCain said it was lies. The NYT's said of the book game change was nothing more than hearsay. The twit that made the movie is love drunk for Obama, supports his campaign and just made the glowing 17 minute Obama reelection film for the Obama campaign. Sarah Palin was vetted by an expert in that field A.B. Culvahouse, who said, when they heard her and questioned her she was impressive, and answered the important questions correctly, and actually knocked the important ones out of the park. They said she answered more effectively than the other potential VP candidates. A.B. Culvahouse said she was qualified. This idiotic smear that says this women is stupid and unqualified is just pathetic. Obama has made many gaffes and truly was the unqualified one,  but you untruthful folk won't even look at it, or hear it, like the spoiled children who plug their ears so they can't hear instruction. Your truly lost and deceived, and have the worst kind of deception, self deception. Sarah Palin will go down in history as one of the greatest political minds, and inspirational leaders of our time. Your crowd and Obama will go down as the worst, and most dangerous political minds in our nations history that almost lost our freedom and led us to the brink of darkness.

Todd Palin
Todd Palin

Musto, why doesn't theVoice write an exposé on baby gate?

Todd Palin
Todd Palin

I love me some bat$@@t Sarah Palin. The movie delivers!

Musto
Musto

PS: According to the film, Palin had a hard time distinguishing the war in Iraq from the one in Afghanistan. Also, she thought the war in Iraq was based on the fact that Saddam Hussein was responsible for 9-11l.

frankiefrank
frankiefrank

Scary. Prime example of the Peter Principle---someone elevated to the level of her incompetence. Very sad to think of all those highly intelligent women rejected for the ticket so as not to overshadow the worn out, out-of-touch John McCain. Better yet, call it the Dick Principle.    

latenitebump
latenitebump

i can´t believe there´s someone out there more interesting and popular than laura bush!

Whompers
Whompers

Well, if McCain/Palin were trying not to win, they did a brilliant job of it. Gosh, the Republicans are wizards!!

Brandt Hardin
Brandt Hardin

Sarah may be dumb as a box of rocks but she is the ultimate political strip-tease, thrusting andrubbing her self all over a White House column. The dollars rain down and she gives them another sneak peek at what’sunder that dress.  See just how nastyAmerica’s Top MILF will get for the cash at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot...

Larry
Larry

I guess HBO green-lighted this movie assuming she would be running for the Republican nomination, and leading that race.  But it didn't work out that way.  Seems like a waste of time and talent.   

Tybalt
Tybalt

I was surprised the movie didn't include her Paul Revere gaffe. I guess then people would have said "it's a hatchet job."

Anonymous
Anonymous

Y'know I was ready to give Palin a pass on the Trig thing because it was her daughter's kid and understandable, but with the release of all the emails and the evidence of her bullying reporters and editors I'm fed up. You know why Palin frequently threatens lawsuits but never sues? Because in the discovery process she would have to prove that the rumors were false and thus she was libeled, but she'll never do that. She could have put an end to the story from the start by showing the kid's birth certificate but didn't, instead had her henchman Bill McCallister threaten reporters with violence (!) She talks about the crazy birth story in her book and in speeches, tells the POTUS he has to show his birth certificate (after it's been distributed) but she can't show Trig's birth certificate?  http://politicalgates.blogspot...

Anonymous
Anonymous

Being ignorant is one thing, being a delusional liar is another. She lied about being exonerated in the Troopergate fiasco, she lied about her involvement in the Bridge to Nowhere, are we supposed to just accept that Trig is her son when all evidence points to her having faked the birth? Before all you trolls start defending her, Sarah Palin got A HUGE PASS from the media. There were a million ways that she discredited herself without having to expose her pregnancy hoax. How do you explain a flat-bellied woman who is supposed to be 7 and a half months pregnant? The emails that show she drafted a "birth announcement" from God noting Trig's early arrival BEFORE he was born and the physical threats to reporters that tried to put the story to rest? The note from her doctor that doesn't state ANYTHING about the birth?This woman is more than just stupid, she's reckless and crazy enough to fake a pregnancy to secure the pro-life vote of the rabid GOP base.

Danny Bigelow
Danny Bigelow

She needs to go on a sports show and wow us with her stats knowledge. Obama told those bucket list guys he wants to be on Sportscenter, yet she actually has the background for that!

I think Palin would be a good urban survival instructor - someone that knows how to skin a squirrel - she'd be all over that. Other than her annoying voice, she'd be good to be stuck on an island with. Trying to talk to world leaders & understanding protocol  - deer in headlights.She's more comfortable with deer in sights. I think life in DC would make her insane, someone who likes wide open country that can't drive when they feel like it? 

If they gave US citizens the citizenship test, I guarantee all these chest beating "patriots" would fail it, so she's no better or worse than any of them. In 10 years, most of your candidates are going to have appeared on at least one reality TV show before throwing their hat in the ring, and be our Twitter buddies. 

What I'm surprised about is how over the past few years, there have been no politically incorrect comments by "O'Biden".

 Speaking of the Queen - she was a mechanic in WWII, I wonder if she has a subscription to Car & Driver and a garage she tinkers around in. 

SusanWo4p
SusanWo4p

It's really sad when you get your historical facts from an HBO Hollywood film (and Saturday Night Live comedy sketches).  No wonder you folks on the Left are so easily duped by the propaganda that is fed to you. 

By the way, those "examples" have been refuted by other Campaign workers who were present at the time.   

saganhill1
saganhill1

@johninlongmont So you deny how stupid this woman Palin really is?  You actually believe liberals are making her "look" stupid?

Karen
Karen

Yeah, if you think abusing one's power equals "a great political mind."

Anonymous
Anonymous

Your Koolaid mustache is showing. There weren't even 10 staffers, Billy. Culvahouse admitted that with a five-day vet there would be things he missed. As for Obama being unqualified, he's more than proved his merit by preventing us from falling into the economic brink that Bush almost pushed us over, making healthcare affordable to millions and oh yeah -- BIN LADEN was finally taken out after 10 YEARS of inept, keystone cop garbage from the Bush/Cheney corruption club. Governor Palin a great political mind? Ask the native Emmonak up here in Alaska that she left to starve to death after the brutal winter of 2009. No help at all, why it's referred to as "Sarah Palin's Katrina."

Karl
Karl

Yes, the movie shows them considering much smarter women, but rejecting them because they didn't have the sex appeal.

Punkeisha
Punkeisha

At least she's not in Laura's bush, chile, cause that would be a 9-alarm fire to be put out!

Kellyp
Kellyp

That's the problem. You and a lot of other people GUESS. The truth? It's only about money... And HBO made a lot of it...

ObamasNotInPowerClick4Proof
ObamasNotInPowerClick4Proof

With the media in on the last election, it's why Sarah Palin was added to the McCain ticket. They had no intention of winning. Why do you think Republicans gained so many seats in the last midterm? Sarah and McCain were part of a coup. Obama was turned after he won the election to take down those who make up the "organized community" that he spoke about. The link in my name exposes the biggest cover up in history. 

Reg
Reg

Not really. It was their highest rated movie in ages. And it still casts a very harsh light on the Republican party, so it's pretty timely.

BJW
BJW

shooting his guns and ringing the bells and saying you aren't going to take our arms.... LOVE IT!!! Classic!

Allen Firth
Allen Firth

Like any governor, the media would follow such an event every day.  "The Governor is Pregnant! News at 11!"  There is no way she could be pregant and perform her duties as governor and it not be observed that she was pregnant.

The media and the Right and the Left gave her a free pass on this.

(And we won't even go into how she went into labor in Colorado and got on a plane so she could give birth to the baby in Alaska.  No airline will take a pregnant woman over 6-7 months.)

I still say the baby's mother is Bristol and the father is .... well, her dad.  It's so "Chinatown!"

ObamasNotInPowerClick4Proof
ObamasNotInPowerClick4Proof

So much of the news is made up after the coup and cover up. Unelected officials took over Washington and the media. They think you can't handle the truth. Fact of the matter is we have no democracy, president, and freedom of press is an illusion. 

DickC
DickC

"duped by the propaganda that is fed to you"

...........................pure projection.........Google it if you don't know the reference.......

Punkeisha
Punkeisha

Susan@Wo4p thing, the Palinatrix was and is dumb as half a brick, without the usefulness, so please, spare us, okay?

Karen
Karen

The SNL sketch was virtually a word-for-word replay of Palin's ignorant blathering. Here, take a look: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

We don't need to get our facts from Hollywood, she demonstrated what an idiot she is to the whole world. There's a permanent record of her stupidity.

MichaelA
MichaelA

Yes, they were refuted by folks loyal to her.  She couldn't name a magazine she read, couldn't idnetify the "Bush doctrine" when asked and didn't actually answer any questions during her debate with "O'Biden."

Even if one labels this entire article as unsupported gossip, based on her unscripted answers to policy questions could you blame us for thinking she's uninformed?

The GOP used to be the party of stuffy old smart people who knew the GDP of half the world's nations by heart.  Now it's a crime to be a well informed and analytical Republican.

ObamasNotInPowerClick4Proof
ObamasNotInPowerClick4Proof

 "duped by the propaganda that is """"fed"""" to you."

So you know Sarah Palin was never the governor of Alaska then and her real identity.

Kevbudd
Kevbudd

Don't you mean refudiated ?

Anonymous
Anonymous

nope, all the problems were verified by several campaign workers. And after her very public gaffes -- not able to name a single Supreme Court case, a single newspaper, no knowledge of the Bush doctrine -- I only wish her ignorance was a lie.

Anonymous
Anonymous

She said a number of times that the troops were protecting our right to free speech, wtf? Our first amendment rights were never threatened, she had no idea about the "not distinguish between terrorists and the nations that harbor them" doctrine that Bush established.

Karen
Karen

And they were pro-choice. The staffers bragged to McCain that SP had a DS child, so her calculated fake pregnancy did have the intended effect. She knew that to get the nomination, the GOP would be looking for a hard-core conservative (no abortion under any circumstances) to fire up the crazy base. It slays me because there are a lot of people in the pro-life camp who recognize this as the cynical antithesis to their movement. I'm pro-choice but I understand the pro-life argument and I respect it. The bottom line is you can't protect the rights of the unborn without subverting the rights of women. Palin has taken the women's rights movement back to the stone age, and it's unforgivable. The good news is that the recent activity by the GOP truly has exposed their destructive intentions.

ObamasNotInPowerClick4Proof
ObamasNotInPowerClick4Proof

Our next election is shaping up to be as big of a sham as the last. Do you know why Sarah Palin's bus tour was really canceled? Do you know why she stayed 30 miles away from the second debate and chose the death of Steve Jobs to announce that she's not running? Know what leaked out? Sarah Palin and Cain aren't in the race for the same reason, the truth leaked out. The link in my name exposes the biggest cover up in history 

ObamasNotInPowerClick4Proof
ObamasNotInPowerClick4Proof

 Could there be anymore propaganda pumped into here to take attention away from the coup and cover up? Welcome to the state run media for domestic spying purposes  

Reg
Reg

It's like the plot of Susan Slade, where Dorothy McGuire pretends to  be the mother of her daughter's (Connie Stevens) illegitimate child.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Please, she made the Koreas mistake on air and Glenn Beck had to correct her. GLENN BECK!

Jack Veasey
Jack Veasey

 That's OK. I thought Mornon was her religion -- just a tad more nonsensical than Mormon.

Rahrah
Rahrah

OK, I just embarrassed myself with a typo. I meant "moron." Whoops. But it was a typo, not a real lack of knowledge. For the latter, turn to Palin.

Rahrah
Rahrah

Exactly. But just like Palin herself, her backers weigh in with "It's all lies." Pathetic. She's a mornon, plain and simple.

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