Saturday, September 27, 2008

Why Sarah Palin is a bitch

It was brought to my attention that in her interview with Katie Couric Sarah Palin insulted every person who ever worked hard to take a vacation abroad, especially college students who work two jobs to study abroad or take internships in other countries.

Quoted from this latimes blog:

In her second "CBS Evening News" interview with Katie Couric, Sarah Palin was asked why she didn't get a passport until 2006. Did it, as some of her viewers wonder, show a lack of curiousity and interest about the world and other cultures?

She told the CBS newsperson that she had to work, sometimes two jobs, and that's why she didn't backpack around Europe like privileged kids do.

"I'm not one of those who maybe come from a background of, you know, kids who perhaps graduated college and their parents get them a passport and a backpack and say, 'Go off and travel the world.' Noooo. I worked all my life. In fact, I usually had two jobs all my life, until I had kids. ... I was not part of, I guess, that culture."

Look, bitch, I graduated from college in three and a half years so that I could spend four months living at home with my mother, working full time, and saving money so that I could experience other cultures so that I wouldn't become a xenophobic idiot like you! Let's not forget my husband and cousin who participated in study abroad and internship programs in other countries. And what about those who volunteer their time to help those in the developing world? Snobby rich kids, I'm sure. And what about all of my students who work two or three jobs to save money to participate in study abroad programs, all the while going to school full time? I don't judge the average person who's never been out of the country, because many people just don't have that desire, but I just think that if you're going to be next in line to be comander in chief of the united states, you should probably not be that kind of person. Furthermore, I really don't appreciate her passing judgment on those who do enjoy traveling abroad and characterizing anyone with a passport as an elitest.

Okay, that's enough political rant on my otherwise knitting and cute dog focussed blog.



Yarnhog said...

And I worked my ass off to get a scholarship to spend a year abroad in high school, then worked my ass off to get another scholarship to spend a summer abroad in college, then worked my ass off again to become a foreign service officer so that I could go abroad to represent my country in a favorable light and help build bridges that eight years of the Bush Fiasco have burned to cinders. Let me have an hour with Ms. Palin.

Beth said...

Indeed Yarnhog, indeed!

Anonymous said...

here, here!

Susan said...

Go get her Beth!
Clearly only a tiny percentage of passport-holders are trust fund babies. Palin just set up a strawman to make herself look less willfully ignorant of the world.

Patrice said...

Beth, honey, Sarah is just ignorant. Trust me, Alaska is a bit like a foreign country. I deal with people from Alaska all day long and they are a tad different.
Those of us who were lucky enough to go to other countries usually did it on our own dime. I know I did. I've been to a lot of countries and NEVER once did Roy & Ellen foot the bill.
Her entire interview with Katie Couric was the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. It was like the teacher in Charlie Brown. Wa wa wa wa wa wa.
McCain's total lack of judgement in chosing her shows his inability to understand women and middle income America. I truly belief his staff thought "we'll just pick a woman and all women will vote for her". Well, we aren't that stupid.
She is a Creationist (God help us all) and a fundamentalist and is for everything that I am against.
THAT is why it is so vital that everyone get out and vote.

Anonymous said...

You know, Sarah Palin is also not very smart. Maybe its not her fault that she's such a bitch. Maybe that's the only thing she knows....

I hate her too!