Once again I express amazement at what supposedly enlightened people know about Sarah Palin.
Here, you have a woman with a record of reform.Â And all her adversaries know is that she didn’t do well in an interview with Katie Couric, she was a member of the Alaska Independence Party (not true), she wants creationism taught in public schools (again not true) and she tried to have books banned in 1996 (she just inquired about removing them, but never brought up the subject again while Mayor of Wasilla).
If we applied their standards for judging Sarah Palin to their preferred presidential candidate, we would see Barack Obama as a man who lacks an American birth certificate, was once a member of a Socialist Party, pals around with America-hating extremists and wants to teach radical ideas to school children while banning books critical of Islam so as not to disparage his Muslim faith.
The question remains:Â why are educated people so unwilling to educate themselves about the Republican candidate for Vice President of the United States?Â Why do they trust Internet rumors, rely on since-corrected news stories, constantly reference 12-year-old mistakes and dwell on a bad interview?
They would crticize us mercilessly if we judged Barack Obama as they do Sarah Palin.Â And they’d be right.