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Friday, April 15, 2016

 
A painful week full of Palin

by digby
















There's this:

"How dare they?" Palin asked, denouncing "arrogant political operatives who underestimate the wisdom of the people."

If party leaders try to intervene at the July convention, "we will rise up and say our vote does count, our activism does count," she said.

Palin said she is not convinced by pledges from party leaders that the GOP nominee will be chosen from among those running for president.

"There are some snakes in there," she said of party leaders. "I've had to deal with the political machinery my whole career."

Palin said she plans to attend the convention in Cleveland, but she conceded that she may have to "invite myself to the party."

"I can't see any of them inviting me," she said of party leaders. "I think they are afraid of what I would say."

Palin, who has endorsed Trump, said she is confident he will win the GOP nomination, but said she can support Cruz if he emerges as the nominee.

She said she backs Trump because he is "so reasonable and so full of common sense and knows that for America to be great again we have to develop our natural resources" such as oil and natural gas.

While some GOP leaders worry that Trump's disparaging comments about women, minorities and others have him struggling in the polls with key voter blocs, Palin said Trump would be the GOP's strongest nominee. Trump has created the "big tent" that party leaders have long been seeking, she said, citing the billionaire businessman's appeal to independents and "blue dog Democrats" in the South and other rural areas.

Palin said she was not concerned about some of Trump's comments about women, saying she has known him for years "and I know the respect he has for women."

Trump "doesn't have high-paid consultants and pollsters and spinsters trying to spin him into something he's not," she said. "He takes advice from strong, confident women in his life, like his wife and daughter."

While Palin said she could support Cruz, she said it was "unfortunate that he has people around him who are not truthful. I sure want to believe it's the people around him and not Cruz as a person who would flip-flop on so many issues," including trade and immigration.

"He was there at the border incentivizing illegal families coming on over the border with gift baskets of soccer balls and teddy bears and now he says he was never for amnesty. Yes, you were, dude, come on," Palin said.

Inane as always. But this is even better:

Sarah Palin tore into Bill Nye’s scientific qualifications on Thursday, saying he has no authority to say climate-change skeptics are wrong.

Palin, the former governor of Alaska and the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate, said the man known for his show "Bill Nye the Science Guy" is using his position of authority to harm children by teaching them that climate change is real and man-made.

“Bill Nye is as much a scientist as I am,” Palin said at a Capitol Hill event held to roll out a film that aims to discredit climate scientists. “He’s a kids’ show actor; he’s not a scientist.
Palin said behind the “alarmism” that the climate is changing is a “predetermined” and political agenda “of those, I think, who are controlling the narrative right now on changes in the weather.”

She repeatedly dismissed climate change as changes in weather and said scientists who believe the consensus that humans are the main cause of global warming are trying to shut down human progress.

Palin encouraged parents to teach their children to doubt climate change and to “ask those questions and not just believe what Bill Nye the Science Guy is trying to tell them.”

Yes, Palin's scientific credentials are unmatched:

After graduating from high school in 1982, Palin enrolled at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.Shortly after arriving in Hawaii, Palin transferred to Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu for a semester in the fall of 1982 and then to North Idaho College, a community college in Coeur d'Alene, for the spring and fall semesters of 1983 She enrolled at the University of Idaho in Moscow for an academic year starting in August 1984 and then attended Matanuska-Susitna College in Alaska in the fall of 1985. Palin returned to the University of Idaho in January 1986 and received her bachelor's degree in communications with an emphasis in journalism in May 1987

Nye taught at Cornel, but whatever. Palin is the expert on this because ... well, she wear geek glasses, I guess?

I'm looking forward to seeing her crash the convention though and make a spectacle of herself. The American people need to see what's become of the person the Republicans nominated to be first in line for the presidency just eight years ago in her full glory.

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