Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Look, sorry, but she is...kinda...scary

Sam Harris in Newsweek is required reading on The Subject Of This Blog's Obsession. He brilliantly points up her bizarre self-confidence in this imagined exchange between her and Charlie Gibson (to whom she's given her only TV interview since the pick):

"Governor Palin, are you ready at this moment to perform surgery on this child's brain?"

"Of course, Charlie. I have several boys of my own, and I'm an avid hunter."

"But governor, this is neurosurgery, and you have no training as a surgeon of any kind."

"That's just the point, Charlie. The American people want change in how we make medical decisions in this country. And when faced with a challenge, you cannot blink."

And he's good on her church, the Assemblies of God, and what her membership means for her likely beliefs:

Every detail that has emerged about Palin's life in Alaska suggests that she is as devout and literal-minded in her Christian dogmatism as any man or woman in the land. Given her long affiliation with the Assemblies of God church, Palin very likely believes that Biblical prophecy is an infallible guide to future events and that we are living in the "end times." Which is to say she very likely thinks that human history will soon unravel in a foreordained cataclysm of war and bad weather.

McCain wins - or 'wins' - in November, a year later has a heart attack, and this woman is leader of the free world and has hundreds of nuclear weapons at her disposal. OMFG, as I believe the young people say.

1 comment:

dNo said...

Remember, its not just Muslim fundamentalists who are prepared to die. The Evangelists are convinced that they are on a righteous mission and that if they die in the course of that they will get taken up to heaven if they truly believe. No 72 virgins, but a willingness to die for their belief and a finger a heartbeat away from the button....