Wednesday, January 12, 2011
DUMB AND DUMBER
In a histrionic video (she's too busy to give direct interviews) Sarah Palin calls the criticisms against her "blood libel."
Here's what happens when you allow morons to use the English language without first taking the "I can speak in public!" course and corresponding license: they shoot themselves in the foot with their mouth....so to speak.
By using the term "blood libel" to describe the criticism about her prior political comments and phrases after the shootings in Arizona, Palin more than likely blundered unintentionally across an emotionally laden phrase. "Blood libel" has historically been used as an anti-semitic slur. It is used to describe the false accusation that Jews murder Christian children to use their blood in religious rituals, particularly the baking of matzos for passover. The term dates back to antiquity but has been used up through the 20th century as the pretext for anti-Semitism and violent pogroms against Jews.
So there you have the quitter/former Governor using a centuries old anti-semitic slur to defend herself. The question we need to decide is whether she is too dumb to realize what she said, or a bit smarter than we give her credit for. Nothing like casting a little blame on the jews to defer criticism against yourself. It's been done by politicians before.
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