You have to be able to spell the word ‘expertise’ before you can apply it

She can see Russia from this studio

Sarah Palin made her television debut this week on Fox in the U.S opposite (who else) Bill O’Reilly. She was hired (and I quote) for her “expert political commentary and analysis“.

OK.

I’m sure you can guess who and what she attacked with her homespun homespinny-ness on day 1.

The election loss in 2008 wasn’t her fault.

Steve Schmidt, John McCain’s key advisor, undermined her before, during and after the campaign.

She was a victim of the “political establishment reporters” whose aim is to “gin up controversy and spin up gossip“.

And as per usual she attacked Barack Obama.

Do me a favour if you will, and read the following quote a few times regarding Obama’s declining poll numbers. See if you can make sense of it:

Of course they’re sinking. It was just a matter of time before more of that reflection of the people’s uncomfortableness that they feel towards this administration is manifesting in these poll numbers“.

Sorry?

No wonder they think she’s the heir apparent to Dubya.

Hiring Sarah Palin to offer you political insight is like hiring 50 Cent to offer you a critical analysis of classical music; just because you’ve bumbled around the fringe of an industry doesn’t automatically qualify you to speak about it.

For the record, Palin’s memoir ‘Going Rogue’ still sits on the New York Times Bestseller list. However to paraphrase Robin Williams, doesn’t Sarah Palin seem like the kind of person in High School who’d be voted ‘Most likely to burn books’ rather than write one?

If anything I’m sure Fox will be happy they’ve finally found someone who can make Bill O’Reilly look well educated and verbose by comparison. Here’s to more of their fair and even-handed coverage of American politics, and hopefully you’ll join me in a warm welcome for the new Fox All-Star Winter line-up…

You decide who's who

When I say ‘Moose’, you say ‘Hooooooo!’,

BPM

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