One part of me is wondering what is wrong with the people in Alaska. Electing a convicted felon to the Senate, despite the fact he’ll be thrown out once his appeal fails? Really? You want to be the first state ever to elect a convicted felon to the US Senate? Then again, when Stevens bites the dust, that gives Sarah Palin the chance to appoint herself to the seat, which gets her back onto the national political scene and primes her for the most awesomest 2012 campaign of all.
And awesome it will be. Sure, she may not fall for the prank calls next time around, but we’ll have ample opportunity to witness more shocking ignorance and inappropriate behavior, the full extent of which McCain advisers are now telling us about:
Sarah Palin spent “tens of thousands” more than the quoted $150,000 on clothes for the Republican campaign, met McCain aides in her hotel room dressed in nothing but a towel, and did not know Africa was a continent, according to new reports.
Fox news has reported that Mrs Palin did not understand that Africa was a continent, not a country, and did not know what countries were in the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Just to review, this was the Republican vice presidential nominee in the 2008 campaign.