My election snippets haven't gone after Sarah Palin in a couple of days, so I think it's time to return to that very fertile ground. This is an excerpt from the now- infamous Katie Couric interview... an excerpt in which Palin was unable to name any Supreme Court decisions, other than Roe v. Wade, that she disagreed with.
The video is loaded with inanities, and I could pick them apart all day. But when I first heard this video, here's what I wanted to scream at the top of my lungs:
I learned about Dred Scott in junior high. The day it was decided is generally considered the bleakest day in the history of the Supreme Court. It was the day the Supreme Court said, "Slavery? Sure!" If you can't think of a single Supreme Court decision that you disagree with, surely you should be able to come up with that one.
I can think of others, too. Plessy v. Ferguson. Bowers v. Hardwick. The one, I can't remember the name of it right now, that said corporations have the same Constitutional rights as people. Just off the top of my head. And I'm not running for Vice-President. I'm not even governor of a state. Hell, I'm not even a lawyer. I'm just a layperson with a liberal arts B.A., gassing on in my blog.
You'd think that someone who was running for the second highest office in the country would know enough about the history of interpretations of the Constitution -- the foundation of the country she supposedly loves so much -- to be able to, you know, think of one.
And I'll say it again: A heartbeat away from the Presidency. The Presidency of an elderly man with at least a 1 in 3 chance of dying in office.
Oh, yeah. Here's the video. Below the fold.
P.S.: Here's Biden answering the same question. It's like night and day.