Archive for the ‘birthers’ tag
President Obama has a new chief of staff named William Daley, and he and John Boehner (the new House majority leader) both have shady pasts. Also, a birther gets arrested on the first day of the Republican-controlled House, and don’t fret if you’re worried about the privatization of Social Security – you may be dead by then! Jamie shares a story about a recent audition disaster. Also, Allison and Jamie answer a bunch of your mail. Questions/comments this week concern the message board, veganism, and Julian Assange.
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In another recent unsurprising, though glorious, moment of ignorance, former Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin said the speculation regarding President Obama’s birth certificate (the “birther movement”) was a “fair question.”
Speaking of fair questions, someone should ask Palin about this doozy (h/t Digby):
Palin, though notoriously ill-travelled outside the United States, did journey far to the first of the four colleges she attended, in Hawaii. She and a friend who went with her lasted only one semester. “Hawaii was a little too perfect,” Palin writes. “Perpetual sunshine isn’t necessarily conducive to serious academics for eighteen-year-old Alaska girls.” Perhaps not. But Palin’s father, Chuck Heath, gave a different account to Conroy and Walshe. According to him, the presence of so many Asians and Pacific Islanders made her uncomfortable: “They were a minority type thing and it wasn’t glamorous, so she came home.”
Is it any wonder that a woman, who has a problem with the “minority type thing,” would also view our first black president as a dangerous foreigner?