Palin Who Attended 6 Colleges in 6 years, Attacks Obama as ‘Professor’

January 6, 2010

(ChattahBox)— Sarah Palin the former half-term governor of Alaska has a habit of quitting when things turn difficult. Six-years and six colleges later, Palin finally returned to the University of Idaho, earning a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1987. And she quit halfway through her first term as governor in a rambling and incoherent speech, citing, among other things, the high legal costs in battling various ethics complaints filed against her. She soon entered a lucrative book deal, with a conservative ghostwriter putting her scattered thoughts and various personal grudges into a tome filled with numerous errors. In between her book-signing tour across red-state America, Palin uses her Facebook page and Twitter account to promote right-wing talking points and lies, such as death panels, which earned the half-term governor a whopper of the year award.

Now, in her latest Facebook entry, Palin chimes in on the Christmas-day attempted terror attack and failures in intelligence gathering, taking cheap shots at President Obama, deriding him as a “professor” and talking tough. And as usual, her nonsensical attacks quickly fall away under the barest of scrutiny.

Palin returned to her usual anti-intellectual meme, suggesting Americans prefer an idiotic chest-thumping leader, rather then the highly intelligent adult President we finally have, who takes careful measure, before making policy changes that affect all of us.

Palin begins her rant, by repeating outrageous statements recently made by the disgraced Fox News pundit Dick Morris and Cheney supporter Mary Matlin, suggesting that former President Clinton was to blame for the deadly terror attack of 9/11:

“We are at war with radical Islamic extremists and treating this threat as a law enforcement issue is dangerous for our nation’s security. That’s what happened in the 1990s and we saw the result on September 11, 2001.”

And as pointed out by Media Matters, Palin then proceeds to make some stuff up:

“Reports indicate that Abdulmutallab [Christmas-day bomber] stated there were many more like him in Yemen but that he stopped talking once he was read his Miranda rights.”

According to Simon Maloy of Media Matters: “I certainly haven’t seen any “reports” to that effect. In fact, CNN reported today that they spoke to law enforcement officials and they “would not say whether [Abdulmutallab is] cooperating or if he was read his Miranda rights.”

Palin then repeats the debunked right-wing argument that a civil federal trial of terror suspects would result in grandstanding and allowing the terrorists to have a platform to spread their anti-American terror. But federal courts don’t allow cameras in the courtroom and federal judges keep a tight lid on high-profile trials. We have prosecuted and imprisoned numerous terror suspects in our federal courts without this “grandstanding” occurring that Palin and other right-wingers keep talking about:

“Giving foreign-born, foreign-trained terrorists the right to remain silent does nothing to keep Americans safe from terrorist threats. It only gives our enemies access to courtrooms where they can publicly grandstand, and to defense attorneys who can manipulate the legal process to gain access to classified information.”

Palin then closes her idiotic attacks with a jab at President Obama’s intelligence and education. Where did eight years of the chest-thumping George Bush “Mission Accomplished” get us? Palin sneers that we need a “real” commander-in-chief and not a “professor” like Obama. What does Sarah Palin know about being a commander of anything? She can’t even hold down a job.

“President Obama was right to change his policy and decide to send no more detainees to Yemen where they can be free to rejoin their war on America. Now he must back off his reckless plan to close Guantanamo, begin treating terrorists as wartime enemies not suspects alleged to have committed crimes, and recognize that the real nature of the terrorist threat requires a commander-in-chief, not a constitutional law professor, writes Palin.

David Weigal of the Washington Independent recently vowed to stop covering Sarah Palin’s Facebook attacks, which are free from any media scrutiny and usually just repeated in the press without fact checking. There is also no way to determine if she actually writes her various postings and Op-ed pieces herself.

“The problem is that Palin has put the political press in a submissive position, one in which the only information it prints about her comes from prepared statements or from Q&As with friendly interviewers. This isn’t something most politicians get away with, or would be allowed to get away with, wrote Weigal.

“I think what Palin’s doing here is incredibly savvy. She knows that anything that goes out under her name will be accepted as fact by conservatives — “Going Rogue” was a 400-page exercise in score-settling that identified, for Palin fans, everyone who ever did her wrong. And she knows that liberals despise her and will pick apart everything that goes out under her name,” added Weigal.

However, “At the same time, I think that the media’s indulgence of Palin’s strategy — which often results in pure stenography of press releases that may or may not have been written by her — is ridiculous, bordering on pathetic, concluded Weigal.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney has apparently taken a page out of Palin’s book, by his delivering his own press releases to Politico, which are then printed without fact checking.

In Weigal’s words: pathetic.


Comments

11 Responses to “Palin Who Attended 6 Colleges in 6 years, Attacks Obama as ‘Professor’”

  1. Gary on January 6th, 2010 2:21 pm

    Maybe you should do your research better she went to 5 colleges in 5 years. its crap like this why people are so misinformed.

  2. Gary on January 6th, 2010 2:33 pm

    Also she did not make up the lie about the bomber saying there were more like him it was also on ABC news

    http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/abdulmutallab-yemen-northwest-flight-253-terror-suspect/story?id=9430536

    I wouldn’t trust CNN to flush my toilet.

    Also I have read over 3/4 of her book and there is nothing there that is made up and if there is you can’t prove it factually. I bet you never read the book.

  3. Ike on January 6th, 2010 3:00 pm

    Gary, what difference does it make, 5 or 6 years? Palin is an absolute joke.
    Her 15 minutes is over. What’s she gonna do now that her book tour is over?
    Have you heard her talk or heard some of her ridiculous answers to simple questions? She’s a quitter, no matter what she says, still trying to figure out how she says she’s not a qutter as she was giving that rambling, incoherent speech the day she QUIT as gov.

  4. stevew863 on January 6th, 2010 3:00 pm

    If the author of this article ever played poker they would not think this way. A person has to understand strategy and know when it’s right to fold your card to live for another hand. There is always another hand if you know when to fold them. This is why the Liberals just don’t get her. The good thing is half of America does and her support is growing.

  5. Bob Rogers on January 6th, 2010 5:33 pm

    You’re right Ike – 5 or 6 years, what difference does it make. BO is the joke and so are you! I love it when you socialist Lefties get nervous !!

  6. Michelle on January 6th, 2010 5:45 pm

    I read her book; it was a surprisingly good and very well written. She has good writing skills and I encourage people to read her book and get a a less bias view of why she left the Governership. After reading her book, I have a better understanding of her. Hope others will too!

  7. Brian Griffin on January 6th, 2010 6:24 pm

    Rahm Emmanuel ordered Alaska Dems not to work with Governor Palin when she returned to Juneau after the election. Naked News Emperor produced a video showing how liberal bloggers worked together to bring down Palin by filing the bogus ethics charges.

    These two factors forced her hand and she resigned rather than get ruined politically and financially, but the haters don’t care that Sarah was $500K in the hole from fighting the ethics charges. Had she stayed in office, the left would have labeled her corrupt and her single term scandal-plagued. Calling her a quitter doesn’t work – her enemies forget the fact that she quit as head of the Alaska Oil and Gas Commission – again because of corruption she saw and was powerless to stop it – so she went outside the system and became Governor. This article is your typical knee-jerk left-wing hysterics filled with strawman arguments. Palin’s critics never debate the facts.

  8. Paul on January 6th, 2010 6:42 pm

    Nervous?… oh please… when you voted the Bush baby in and drove the country to bankruptcy – ‘mission accomplished’ made us nervous. It is not that some are ‘left’ it is that Sarah Palin is just so wrong! Cautiously concerned would be the better tac, much as you would acknowledge a rabid dog.

  9. Al R on January 6th, 2010 8:44 pm

    No where has Obama ever been declared as being a “professor” not in constitution law not in ANYTHING! A basic search on google will show that.

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  11. Gary on January 8th, 2010 3:41 am

    Hey Al R it doesn’t matter if he called himself a proffessor or not the fact is he taught Constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School and in case you didn’t know teachers at Universities are called Professors(duh) and he taught it for 12 years. And what does it matter how many colleges she went to and how many years. As far as the years it took it was because she came up with the money on her own so it took time(unlike Obama who suppossedly got his tuition from an unknown source)to raise it. As far as the number of colleges, my wife went to 3 different colleges for the same degree so big freaking deal.

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