What Fresh Hell Is This?

January 27, 2011

WTF, Sarah Palin?

It's one thing for bloggers to joke that the acronym for Obama's "Win the Future" is "WTF," it's quite another for a presumed presidential candidate to go on and on with the "WTF" references. But that's exactly what Sarah Palin did in an interview with Greta Van Susteren on Fox News:

She didn't stop there. She also claimed in reference to Obama's calling for a "Sputnik moment" that, "He needs to remember that, uh, what happened back then with the communist U.S.S.R. and their victory in that race to space. Yeah, they won but they also incurred so much debt at the time that it resulted in the inevitable collapse of the Soviet Union."

Um, no.

Sputnik did not break the Soviet's back.

Talking Points Memo points out the following:
While the Soviet Union did eventually collapse, that wasn't until 1991 -- a full 22 years after the U.S. put a man on the moon, and the collapse came amid stagnant economic growth after years of unsustainable Soviet defense spending of which its space program was a relatively small part.
I will point out that a big part of that defense spending was their own war in Afghanistan -- a comparison that Palin would never make (even if she knew it).


rich10e said...

oh please where was your indignation when Biden was dropping the "F" bomb

Beyond The Political Spectrum said...

Even if I were a Conservative (or Liberal for that matter), I would be eternally questioning why this woman has any level of appeal in Conservative politcal circles. Certainly there are far more intelligent and/or qualified female candidates by which they could pin their hopes on.

Maria Lupinacci said...

So you see no difference between someone whispering something that's caught on a hot mic and someone deliberately repeating a phrase over and over and over on a national news show?

rich10e said...

WTF...she didn't create the phrase, "win the future"..lay the blame on Barry

rich10e said...

and i'm not a Palinista...