Why I Dislike Sarah Palin
Right up front, big disclaimer: this has nothing to do with political affiliation. This has nothing to do with being Republican, Democrat, or Tea Party.
I dislike Sarah Palin because she overcompensates and lies. Here’s what it means to be a human being: it means you’re fallible. I don’t know everything. You don’t know everything, and quite obviously, Sarah Palin doesn’t know everything. It means you make mistakes. No one gets it correct one-hundred percent of the time.
But when Sarah Palin makes a mistake she doesn’t say, “I was wrong. Sorry.” Nope, she lies and obfuscates and tries to justify her original point. In my experience it is incompetent people that are insecure who try to overcompensate this way, but whatever the reason is for her, it is a horrible personality trait.
Here’s Palin completely re-writing and misunderstanding history:
If you don’t know about Paul Revere and what actually happened there are all sorts of resources you can go to and in a short amount of time discover that Palin has kind of mangled the story here. My guess is that someone like David Barton must be involved with ‘teaching’ Palin or one of her staffers American history. Trying to turn it into a second amendment issue reeks of his own constant mangling of history. That’s an aside.
The real issue for today is Palin’s response. Is she the sort of human being that can admit a mistake?
The inability to be wrong–which is really a lethal cocktail of ignorance, arrogance, and overcompensation–is not a trait to be admired, and I imagine would not suit America well in dealing with other countries.
A really interesting debate on the Republican side would be a history game-show ala Jeopardy between Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann. Somehow I think it might sort of look like this: