Well, if I were in charge, they would know that waterboarding is how we'd baptize terrorists."
-- Sarah Palin, at the NRA "Stand and Fight" rally
Reason #647 why Sarah Palin is, in fact, not in charge.
And won't be.
Which is why the half-term governor is limited now to talking to rallies of intolerant far-right radicals who, among other things, think that standing and fighting with unlimited guns for all is the way to make a better world. Who think that torture is the way to make America great and spread its message and keep soldiers safe. Who think that Jesus Christ -- who knows from personal experience a thing or two about torture against those you think are dangerous -- would approve conflating His message of peace and brotherhood with the torture of others.
By the way, in a whimsical update, a day after all this and taking heat from some Christians who took offense at her use of their religion mixed with torture, it will not surprise one that Ms Palin, as is her way, doubled down in a rambling Facebook posting. What she wrote was...oh, who cares? Seriously. If people truly cared about the thoughtful insight Sarah Palin (R-AK-half-term) had to say, she'd be on a platform that mattered and in charge. She couldn't even keep her gig at "Fox News." The thing is, you know what she said. Write your guesses down on a piece of paper and fold it so that no one can see. You're right! Basically she figured out some convoluted way to slam MSNBC and President Obama, and bring up Benghazi. All the while insisting that it was absurd to think that she'd say anything that would put our brave boys fighting in any harm's way. Despite doubling down and continuing to make suggestions about torture that would put our braves boys fighting in harm's way.
Coming up soon. Reason #648 why Sarah Palin is not in charge.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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