Former Vice Presidential candidate and governor Sarah Palin gained a reputation early on in her political career for grammatical errors, rambling run-on sentences and frequent slip-ups or mistakes while speaking. (During the 2008 campaign, the pressure on Palin to stop screwing up became so intense, she essentially backed out of the media interview circuit entirely.)What are some dumb Sarah Palin quotes? The Sarah Palin Russia quote takes the cake for a lot of people, but honestly she has many, many stupid quotes she's said throughout the years. This page collects some of Palin's most outrageous, ridiculous, silly and untrue quotes that made her sound like an idiot, from both the 2008 campaign and her later career as a pundit, commentator and author. For more Palin gaffes, check out The 13 Social Studies Facts Sarah Palin Got Wrong.
Palin On Foreign Policy
In this clip, Palin defends her experience with foreign policy after citing Alaska's proximity to Russia.It's doubtful Russia will be invading Alaska anytime soon considering Russia cared so little about Alaska they sold it for 2 cents an acre. Come to think of it, with our current economic crisis, maybe we should just sell it back. It could be America's equivalent of selling all the DVDs you never watch on eBay to make some extra bucks after you've lost your job.
Palin on Law
When asked about how as President she would avoid investigations similar to the one compelling her resignation as Governor of Alaska she responded, "I think on a national level your Department of Law there in the White House would look at some of the things that we've been charged with and automatically throw them out."So why is this a ridiculous quote? For those just as unfamiliar with US government agencies as Palin, there is no Department of Law. A for creativity but F for not knowing what agencies actually exist in our government.
Palin on Exploitation
"I think a lot of people are capitalizing, perhaps exploiting, what was done via me, my family, my administration..." This was in response to a question regarding Tina Fey's rise in popularity at Palin's expense.
Come on, if politicians can't be fodder for Saturday Night Live then what good are they? Also, who cares? In addition, who cares. Oh yes, and who cares?Bonus: Tina Fey's impression was well-loved because she was ALREADY famous.
Palin on Obama's Healthcare
"The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama's 'death panel' so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their 'level of productivity in society,' whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil." Aug. 7, 2009.Death panel, evil and down syndrome baby all in one sentence. There's inflammatory and controversial then there's just ridiculous. Some of the issues involving the health care bill are scary but evil? You can call Bernie Madoff, Hitler, and banker evil but, a health care bill?