Sarah Palin: Debate Superstar Without a Conscience

Palin just doesn't get it, or anytthing: "Go to a kids' soccer game on Saturday and turn to any parent there on the sideline and ask them, 'How are you feeling about the economy?' And I'll betcha you're going to hear some fear in that parent's voice, fear regarding the few investments that some of us have in the stock market. 'Did we just take a major hit with those investments?'" -- Sarah Palin, idiot
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Jeff Koopersmith on the vice presidential debate – and the surprisingly obvious comment by Sarah Palin that the clueless pundits missed.

July 14, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) – I had to laugh this morning as I read the clueless pundit herd's drivel about Governor Sarah Palin having supposedly held her own in her "debate" with Senator Joe Biden.

"Holding her own" was not difficult. Sen. Joe Biden was so eager not to step on her high heels or smudge her lipstick that he presented a fairly pathetic case for himself and Senator Obama.

All Palin did was spout obviously memorized snippets, which had been fed to her by McCain's propaganda czars. I wanted to check for a earpiece. 

Most of the points she made had little or nothing to do with either the questions asked by moderator Gwen Ifill or remarks made by Biden.

And, as usual, the pundits missed what was the biggest of Governor Palin's foot-in-your-mouth comments:

Go to a kids’ soccer game on Saturday and turn to any parent there on the sideline and ask them, ‘How are you feeling about the economy? And I’ll betcha you’re going to hear some fear in that parent’s voice, fear regarding the few investments that some of us have in the stock market — did we just take a major hit with those investments?

I had to wonder: was she talking about a kids' soccer game in a country where the sport enjoys actual popularity – specifically, Iraq?

Are there any kids left there?


Jeff Koopersmith is an internationally renowned political consultant, opinion research authority and policy analyst. He has lobbied for causes including the alternative fuel sector and women's health, and is an expert on the international real estate market. He lives in Philadelphia, Washington and Geneva.

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