A reader writes:
Thank you for continuing to talk about Palin and to show your old clips. Americans have very short memories.
But the main point I want to make is that Palin has constructed a very small bubble for her intellectual life. She thought that Saddam Hussein was responsible for 9/11 because she is in that bubble. And she and her followers want to remain there.
Just last night I decided to take a look at her Facebook page and commented on the last note there, one where she says that we don't need a president who is a scholar of constitutional law to deal with the threat of terrorism.
I posted completely rational entries about two Supreme Court cases (Hamdan and Hamdi v. Rumsfeld, cases decided in 2004 and 2006) and what they said about the rights of suspected terrorism and their coverage under Article 3 of the Geneva Convention. When I went back to the Palin FB page today, I could no longer post on the FB page.
I don't know if they removed my posts, but in any case, found this appalling. I did not say a thing about Palin but offered information -- including links to the decisions and quotes from them -- and explained a bit of constitutional law on terrorism. Yet this was so damaging to what they want to believe, that I cannot add anything else. Believe me, I have plenty of other things to do, but still it was rather telling that they did not welcome accurate information but rather could not abide it if it contradicted their world view.
The full story of Palin has yet to come out. I regard her selection as veep as a moment of real crisis for the American polity and her resilience a threat to it. So I will relentlessly cover her until more people realize the sheer farce that has become of Republican politics and media corruption. Her success is due to both in equal parts.