Thursday, October 30, 2008

For those who doubt Sarah Palin's intelligence . . .

The common pop culture criticism of Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin - intensified by Tina Fey's performances on Saturday Night Live - is that she's dumb as a stump.  She is most certainly not, but you don't have to take my word for it . . . check out this post by Elaine Lafferty, a strident, "Pro-Choice" Democrat and former editor of Ms. magazine.

Lafferty, apparently echoing Fred Barnes, suggests that the people who doubt Palin's intelligence are people who have never met her or spoken with her.  Lafferty, on the other hand, has met and worked closely with Palin as a consultant for the McCain campaign.*  She describes Palin as "very smart," in fact, "a brainiac."  Palin is "thoughtful, curious, [and has] a discernible pattern of associative thinking and insight."  She has a photographic memory that Lafferty has seen in action.

If you disagree with Sarah Palin on policy issues, that's fine.  You shouldn't but you are entitled to your opinion.  But if you plan to vote for Barack Obama and Joe Biden because you think that John McCain picked a dimwit as his running mate then you are either simply uninformed or possibly a dimwit yourself.

(*Why the McCain campaign is consulting with strident, "Pro-Choice" Democrats is a question for another day.)


Dameon said...

* Best way to prepare yourself for a tough fight is to hire somebody to through strong punches at you in the practice ring.

thetimman said...

that photo-- rrrrhhrrr, rrrherrrr.

St. Louis Conservative said...

Dameon, I hope that's what is going on and McCain's not taking more advice from liberals now.

The Tim Man, be careful or your wife will start blocking this site.