Monday, April 6, 2009

Get the Net! By Comparison, Sarah Palin Sounds Normal

Sense I started this blog, I've sort of steered away from national politics. Not because I'm not interested, but because I think there're enough problems here at home that need our immediate attention (and yes, I know that national, state, and local politics are inextricably intertwined).

But in looking at the national scene today, I've come to the conclusion that compared to Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, Governor Sarah Palin seems downright... well, normal.

An article in the Minnesota Independent quotes Bachmann (in reference to The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, a proposed expansion of the AmeriCorps program that Obama may sign into law this week) over the weekend as saying:

"It's under the guise of — quote — volunteerism. But it’s not volunteers at all. It’s paying people to do work on behalf of government. …

I believe that there is a very strong chance that we will see that young people will be put into mandatory service. And the real concerns is that there are provisions for what I would call re-education camps for young people, where young people have to go and get trained in a philosophy that the government puts forward and then they have to go to work in some of these politically correct forums."

Don't believe me? Here's the audio: The interesting part stuff starts at about 2:35.

By her repeated comments about our President and her encouragement of an armed revolt against the United States, it's apparent this woman is batshit crazy, a ready candidate for the rubber room.

It makes me feel kind good, in one respect - my fellow Alaskans who voted for Palin don't look quite as crazy and/or stupid as the Minnesotans who reelected this whack job.

On the other hand, the fact that Bachmann is in the Congress, holding any position of power should make all Americans a bit queasy.


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