Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Selective mockery

Yeah, Sarah Palin made herself look foolish once again.

Former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is praising Jeb Bush for being bilingual -- but she would prefer people in this country "speak American."

"It's a benefit of Bush to be able to be so fluent, because we have a large and wonderful Hispanic population building America, and that's a great connection he has with them," Palin told CNN's Jake Tapper in an interview that aired Sunday on "State of the Union." "On the other hand, I think we can send a message and say, 'You want to be in America, A, you'd better be here legally or you're out of here. B, when you're here, let's speak American. ... Let's speak English, and that's a kind of a unifying aspect of the nation is the language that is understood by all."

Emphasis was mine.

Sure, that came off as quite inarticulate. In fact, it's about as dumb and nonsensical as saying people in Austria speak "Austrian." Wait, you didn't hear about that? I'm not surprised given that it wasn't Palin who said it, but rather the White House's current occupant.

I clearly recall that in 2008 certain people said that if I voted McCain-Palin, we would end up with a buffoonish, gaffe prone Vice President.

And they were right.


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