Saturday, October 04, 2008

Does Sarah Even Read The New York Times? And If So, What's Her Comprehension Skill?

Well, now we know what Sarah Palin doesn't read:

(CNN) --Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin lashed out at Sen. Barack Obama's ties to controversial figure William Ayers.

Palin's attack delivered on the McCain campaign's announcement that it would step up attacks on the Democratic presidential candidate with just a month left before the November general election.

"This is not a man who sees America as you and I do: as the greatest force for good in the world," Palin said at a fundraising event in Colorado, according to a statement released by the McCain-Palin campaign. "This is someone who sees American as imperfect enough to pal around with terrorists who targeted their own country."

She doesn't read New York Times which did a fine job of outlining the virtually non-existant relationship between two men who once served on the same committee and who happen to share a common neighborhood. Having once lived on the South Side of Chicago myself, I can attest to the fact that it's nearly impossible not to run into a neighbor now and then - and it's equally impossible to ignore them if you do. We're a weird bunch in Chicago sometimes, but we're never unfriendly. It'd be like Joe Six-Pack not offering you a beer when it's 95 degrees in the shade and you're dying of thirst.

Oh wait - she cited the article in her speech - even though that article concluded that "the two men do not appear to have been close. Nor has Mr. Obama ever expressed sympathy for the radical views and actions of Mr. Ayers, whom he has called 'somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago, when I was 8.' "

Apparently she doesn't read the Washington Post, Time magazine, the Chicago Sun-Times or The New Yorker - all of which have also debunked the idea that Obama and Ayers had a close relationship.

I get it's like she told Katie - she reads everything "they" put in front of her - she just doesn't absorb it, understand it or retain it.

Either that or she spins around in circles and then looks at the pictures. That'd be a very mavericky thing to do.

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