Sarah Palin, Blithering Idiot, Constitutionally Speaking

Sarah Palin on the First Amendment:

"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."

Is it too much to ask that a person running for a Constitutional office know something about the Constitution?

Sarah Palin, meet the First Amendment:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Note to Sarah: The First Amendment protects the citizen and the press from the government, not the other way around. Also, it does not protect you from criticism when you say stupid things. Further, the kind of protection you appear to be seeking, that is, protection of a government official from criticism by the press is pretty much the norm in fascist regimes.

Of course, the freedom of the press is kind of an alien concept to Sarah Palin. At the beginning of October she said this about the press:

"As we send our young men and women overseas in a war zone to fight for democracy and freedoms, including freedom of the press, we’ve really got to have a mutually beneficial relationship here with those fighting the freedom of the press, and then the press, though not taking advantage and exploiting a situation, perhaps they would want to capture and abuse the privilege. We just want truth, we want fairness, we want balance."

Note to Sarah: Freedom of the press is not a "privilege", it is a right guaranteed under the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights.

Sarah Palin’s views on the First Amendment and the freedom of the press are, to say the least, troubling – especially so because she is running to become the vice president of the United States.

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One Response to Sarah Palin, Blithering Idiot, Constitutionally Speaking

  1. mooseburger says:

    Ever’ since Joe the Plummer been hangin’ round McCain, Ole John has been Plungin’ in the polls! Ole Joe the Plummer, he tryin’ to Roto Root that there Palin’s drain pipe, he is! She’s so damn purty, I just don’t care if she knows about the first amendment or anything like that, Me and Rush Limpbaugh, we gonna pop some Viagra and think about Sarah while we whack it a time or two… I been divorced three times too just like Rush….we hates them liberuls, hates ‘em hates ‘em!! If we Republicans weren’t such limp dick wussies and had some real man morals and values, and a couple nuts in our bag, we would put a stop to them liberuls doin’ what they are doin’. But them liberuls is too dang powerful, they be votin’ and we try to stop them, but we can’t. So we just gotta cry and tell folks they are steppin’ on out first amendment rights, best we can do. Liberul press helpin’ ‘em out too much, and we aren’t smart enough to figure out how to stop ‘em. Country’s goin’ to Hell, all we can do is cry about it and listen to Rush and Sean Hannitee. Them two don’t got enough nuts in their sack to run for any office, but they make me feel better and I don’t have to do no thinkin’, they rant and cry alot that things ain’t good here in America, they don’t like it here with them damn Liberuls, got me some dittos goin’ every day. The only real Americans are conservatives who like war and feel good about sendin’ out volunteer kids to fight and die for our wars, don’t matter if they are good wars or not, once the wars get goin’, them soldiers need stay put, no chicken shit cut and run, victory is too important to worry about savin a few soldiers from gettin’ hurt, too bad Dick Cheny ain’t runnin fer President, him and Palin would be a great team.

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