You had to know this was coming. The idiot known as Sarah Palin once again got trumped by the woman formerly known as “America’s Sweetheart.” This time, Palin was asked to name any Supreme Court decisions she disagreed with, other than Roe v. Wade, in the ENTIRE HISTORY of America. I give you the eloquence that is Sarah Palin:
And just for good measure, I submit to you Palin’s thought process immediately after this question.
Oh geez. Katie Couric, you are a nasty bitch! Why you and your liberal elite. Good thing I don’t have my shotgun or you’d be sorry! Supreme Court. Hmm . . . Brown v. Board? Wasn’t that a Supreme Court case? Did I disagree with that? What was that about? Oh ya, I know. Shit. I can’t use that one. Um . . . federalism! I’ll talk about federalism!
I’ve heard quite a few pundits arguing that the question really was not fair and that most people in the US would not be able to identify any Supreme Court decisions they disagreed with. To all of you, I entirely disagree. It’s not that Palin was simply unable to identify the Supreme Court reporter names of the cases, but she couldn’t even articulate, in generalities, any case that caused her concern. This demonstrates a complete lack of concern for issues of national importance. Moreover, to let her off the hook because most other Americans cannot answer this question is completely off-base. Most other Americans are not running for a position that will enable them to have significant input (or if Daddy Mac died, supreme input) into choosing new Justices for the Court. For Palin to be so out of touch with what the Court actually decides demonstrates, yet again, that not only is she lacking the intelligence to occupy the Vice-Presidency, but she doesn’t even possess the minimum intellectual curiousity that any individual running for public office should have.
And for the record — as for recent decisions, I take issue with DC v. Heller, the case in which the Supreme Court essentially found certain DC regulations for firearms to be a violation of the Constitution.
Here’s a hint next time this question is asked, Palin — a couple easy cases would be Plessy v. Ferguson and Dred Scott v. Sandford. Talk about those cases, lick your finger and swirl it in the air, and bam! You’re qualified!