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Global Gaffes by Phalin and Geography

  1. GmaGoldie profile image87
    GmaGoldieposted 6 years ago

    Sarah Phalin's recent mis-statement or "gaffe" as some have labelled her verbal confusion between "North" and "South" Korea may be an indicator of her lack of education on geography and more importantly, the history of politics.

    If you were chosen as a mentor assigned to coach Sarah on the subject of world politics, what three historical events should Sarah Phalin know?  And why?

    1. KFlippin profile image60
      KFlippinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Desperation and alarm, how interesting to see how it manifests among the American people.

  2. travelespresso profile image81
    travelespressoposted 6 years ago

    I would advise her that the world extends beyond American borders!  Why?  Because I fear the rest of the world is all too easily forgotten and there is much to learn from others including the minnows.

  3. Greek One profile image79
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    If you were chosen as a mentor assigned to coach Sarah on the subject of world politics, what three historical events should Sarah Phalin know?  And why?...

    1) The Great Depression... because that's what I enter into every time I hear her talk

    2) The Manhattan Project.. in the hope that she would want to take home and play with some radioactive susbtances

    3) Caesar's crossing of the Rubicon... to inspire her.. after all, if a simple salad can learn how to walk...

  4. Ron Montgomery profile image61
    Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago

    Errors in geografy and spelln are inexcoosable.

    1. KFlippin profile image60
      KFlippinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      True, so are pronunciation errors of a main branch of the American military quite inexcusable.  Let us not forget that Obama did not, perhaps still does not, know how to pronounce the name of the United States Marine Corps.  Such an in touch dude, so smart.  Enough said.

      1. Greek One profile image79
        Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I bet Sarah knows the names of lots of Marines

        1. Uninvited Writer profile image81
          Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          smile

  5. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    I'm NOT a Palin fan, but folks seem WAY more interested in her gaffes than they do in those made by Obama, or in the veritable gaffe machine, Biden.

    1. Greek One profile image79
      Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      in her defense, she is hotter than the guys you mentioned

    2. KFlippin profile image60
      KFlippinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Well said, so true.

    3. Ron Montgomery profile image61
      Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You really don't understand the difference?

      1. Greek One profile image79
        Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        One could be in Mensa, while the other has menses?

        1. KFlippin profile image60
          KFlippinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Shame on you, you would appear to be insulting females who find it odd that old Palin gaffes are highlighted by liberals ad nauseum, while they ignore the continued gaffes by males such as Biden and Obama. 

          The difference??  None, excepting that Biden our VP (horrors) makes many more and Obama is actually our President.......kind of more important to pay attention to and evaluate.

          1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
            Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            You really don't understand the difference.

            1. KFlippin profile image60
              KFlippinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Do you know the difference between Hormel chili in a can and chile home made on the stove top???  One is consistently boring and expected and okay to the palate....the other has lots of variation, hot or mild, thick or medium, homegrown beef or walmart.....just which is really what America needs???  smile smile

              Sadly, most Americans on life time welfare could care less how to actually make chili, they think they should have the right to the funds to buy it already slathered on their Dog. smile

              ....and the analogy.......for the dunces.....you want your politicians to come out of a can, safe and palatable.

              1. Uninvited Writer profile image81
                Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                We have missed your sunshine on the forums.

                1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
                  Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Who has?

                  1. Uninvited Writer profile image81
                    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    smile

                2. KFlippin profile image60
                  KFlippinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  I will say thank you for noticing my absence, and be grateful.

              2. Ron Montgomery profile image61
                Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Swing and a miss...

                Try again.

                1. KFlippin profile image60
                  KFlippinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Home run.  smile

                  1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
                    Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Your fence must be behind the plate.

          2. DTR0005 profile image85
            DTR0005posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Well that and Obama and Biden, and they have their faults, aren't ignorant. The problem with Sarah Palin is that she has no clue how truly ignorant she really is. Her overnight rise to fame and fortune went to her head. The mark of a truly intelligent individual is when to know you are out-gunned and keep your mouth shut. Palin appeals to that segment of America that thinks being "dumb" is akin to nobility. I have more respect for the self-aware ignorant...

            1. KFlippin profile image60
              KFlippinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              You have been well taught by the liberal media in regard to Sarah Palin and any other middle America potential candidate (which the libs are so so avidly saying they are all for, ha...), you have learned quite well the message they have sought to teach.

              If you think Biden is the greater intellect, the less ignorant, the more eligible, then by all means I look forward to seeing you and the rest of his followers who simply find him simply simply amusing back him in 2012.  smile  It would be fun.

              1. Uninvited Writer profile image81
                Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Nobody taught me, I have ears and eyes.

              2. DTR0005 profile image85
                DTR0005posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                No, truthfully the media has nothing to do with me being able to see "stupid" from a mile away. I am not defending other politicians - after all, the subject matter at hand is Sarah Palin. I wrote Sarah Palin asking to see a copy of her highschool diploma; as of yet she has failed to respond. Then again, I did write it in cursive - maybe that threw her off.

              3. DTR0005 profile image85
                DTR0005posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                And I find it charming that the only response most ultra-conservatives, defenders-of-the-Sarah-Palin-faith can come back with when their messiah is challenged is: "you must have heard that in the liberal media." Actually I listened quite intently to what Sarah had to say two years ago. And I will tell you this - I would have voted for McCain but for HIS RUNNING MATE. It became very apparent that as soon as she opened her mouth, we were dealing with a moron. It had nothing to do with the media "opening up our eyes." If she would have been smart, she would have left the folksy rhetoric down at the moose lodge, but again, blinded by the sudden fame and feeling of self-importance, Sarah started running her mouth. And her mouth and her false sense of importance is her downfall. Check out what McCain's campaign staff had to say about her, what Karl Robe (The GOP God) has to say about her... it ain't good.

                1. KFlippin profile image60
                  KFlippinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Actually, her first speech was a home run and had many on board, it was only after she was further down the road, was targeted by the likes of Curic the Cunning Curious in need of a Face Lift, that she was perceived as inadequate.  That is not to say that she was or was not at the time, certainly she was new to this game, and not yet in need of a face lift or a Cunning Curic sound bite to make her career, she was just Sarah Palin.

                  That said, this whole attack on her that seems to have no bounds, no time line, no let up, says that the liberals see her as a threat, a continued big threat, so go figure, a regular Jill has the liberals Sceered and even more Scuzzy.

                  Obama is pretty slick, and took folksy to new heights in this country, and it took several speeches by him before I turned my attention to Hillary, as once I was past the Obama Glow, I began to hear a repetitive message buried in his speeches that was not and never will be good for America, it took a keen ear, but you could hear it. 

                  Palin on the other hand, did not require a keen ear to hear where she stood, who she was, folksy or not.  I will always choose that clarity in the years left to me to cast my vote, whether it be Palin or some other candidate.

                  1. Randy Godwin profile image92
                    Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Well, Perhaps you can spin your version of why, after getting the question wrong concerning the duties of VP. Palin didn't ask someone exactly what they were?  And after the second time she got it wrong, why didn't she ask someone then?  And after the third time she missed the same question, do you think she asked anyone?

                    Can you see yourself not asking someone, after not knowing what the job duties were and being embarrassed on national TV?  Tell us why?

                  2. DTR0005 profile image85
                    DTR0005posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Coming on the national stage and making a few jokes is not a home run when you are talking about the VP of the Free World. It is important that a Presidentail or vice Presidential candidate know the following: how many states we actually have in the US, that Africa is a continent and not a country, that there are more than the First and Second Amendment to the Constitution, that the President's lasting legacy is whom he or she appoints to the Supreme Court and not what color the drapes are in the executive mansion, and lastly, a President needs to be able to seek council when his or her knowledge is lacking - Palin, unfortunately, hasn't demonstrated that she knows any of the latter or is capable of admitting she knows none of the latter... You know, run Rand Paul if you will - though I can't stand him, he has more qualifications than Sarah has. It's not that she's a conservative, it's that's she just plain ignorant... Again, for me and most, this is not a partisan issue - If Sarah Palin were a Democrat, I would have the same issues.

        2. Ron Montgomery profile image61
          Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          http://thestarceleb.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/barack_obama_bikini.jpg

          One looks good in a bikini...

  6. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

    I agree, too much is made of all gaffes made by all politicians no matter what party they are from... I'm more concerned with what they do or plan to do in office

  7. Mighty Mom profile image92
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    I wonder what kind of chili Sarah Palin slathers on her fresh-killed moose.

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
      Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Dinty Moron

    2. KFlippin profile image60
      KFlippinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Most likely sometimes it is from a can and sometimes it is from her own stove top and recipe, as opposed to those that want it from a can or from a restaurant as a rightful welfare drawing consumer. That does not make Palin a Presidential candidate, nor does it NOT make her a Presidential candidate, it makes her an American who has made her own way, in the great tradition of the American Dream.  Kudos to her.

  8. Mighty Mom profile image92
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    A demonstrable connection with reality is expected, yes. Understanding of the complexity of running the United States as a member of an even more complex global community is not "safe and palatable."

    I, for one, don't want my president to be a trigger happy loose cannon. Call me bland. So be it.

    1. KFlippin profile image60
      KFlippinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      And just where do Obama and Biden fit with that???!!!

  9. Mighty Mom profile image92
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    Well, Joe Biden is an acknowledge foreign policy expert. Which of about 1,000 sources would you like me to cite on that?
    Obama is anything but trigger happy.
    If the red phone rings at 3am I feel comfortable that he will call in his many advisers rather than knee-jerk a "nuke 'em!" response.

    And OMG, what if, God forbid, it happens to be North Korea who sets off the incident? How long would it take for Palin to realize they are not our allies????

    1. KFlippin profile image60
      KFlippinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Joe Biden is a foreign policy expert?????

      HaHaHaHa!!!!!!!!!! ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Then where the heck has he been the past few weeks???????  How about the past 2 years!!!  HE is a walking GAFFE!!!

      Advising Hilary Clinton???????? HaHa!!! smilesmile

      I think not.  Nor do I believe for a second that Hillary is not considering a run for President, and I hope she in fact is.

  10. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

    Wait for it...

  11. Randy Godwin profile image92
    Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago

    Where did KFC go?

    1. habee profile image90
      habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Who dat?

 
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