Is there anything funnier than asking Sarah Palin a specific policy question and listening to her babble incoherently trying to fashion an answer out of a string of buzzwords and platitudes? This is what convinced people in 2008 that she’s a moron and she hasn’t gotten any better at it. Asked by Matt Lauer what alternative she would propose to the Affordable Care Act, this was her answer:
“The plan is to allow those things that had been proposed over many years to reform a health-care system in America that certainly does need more help so that there’s more competition, there’s less tort reform threat, there’s less trajectory of the cost increases, and those plans have been proposed over and over again,” Palin said…
“And what thwarts those plans? It’s the far left,” she said “It’s President Obama and his supporters who will not allow the Republicans to usher in free market, patient-centered, doctor-patient relationship links to reform health care.”
My buddy Don Reese, who co-hosted my radio show for a while, used to say that whenever he heard George W. Bush speak it sounded like he was a 16-year old trying to explain to his dad how the dent got in the car. With Palin, it sounds like a dumb high school student trying to fudge an answer to the teacher’s question when she has no idea what she’s talking about.