Friday, October 31, 2008

The stupid - it burns!

OK that post title has been used before - I think Canadian Cynic resurrects it once a month - but it's really appropriate for this story:
Palin told WMAL-AM that her criticism of Obama's associations, like those with 1960s radical Bill Ayers and the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, should not be considered negative attacks. Rather, for reporters or columnists to suggest that it is going negative may constitute an attack that threatens a candidate's free speech rights under the Constitution, Palin said.
"If [the media] convince enough voters that that is negative campaigning, for me to call Barack Obama out on his associations," Palin told host Chris Plante, "then I don't know what the future of our country would be in terms of First Amendment rights and our ability to ask questions without fear of attacks by the mainstream media."
Ok, I'm not even an American and I seem to understand their constitution better than the Republican candidate for Vice President. That's authentically horrifying.

1 comment:

pogge said...

Actually I think the "burning stupid" meme began with Atrios. Like so many things. We console ourselves with the thought that we only steal from the best.

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