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By David Vance On April 29th, 2014


Ah, I remember her back when she could have been a contender. 


Sarah Palin has said that “waterboarding is how we’d baptize terrorists” if she were President of the US.  She used the appearance at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis to launch a stinging criticism of the Obama administration. Ms Palin said the Obama administration pursued counter-terrorism policies that “coddle adversaries”. “Come on. Enemies, who would utterly annihilate America, they who’d obviously have information on plots, to carry out Jihad. Oh, but you can’t offend them, can’t make them feel uncomfortable, not even a smidgen,” she said. “Well, if I were in charge, they would know that waterboarding is how we’d baptize terrorists.”

Amen to that. Under Obama, the US has shrunk as Government has expanded along with the debt.

10 Responses to “PALIN STYLE BAPTISM…”

  1. She sounds like she’s got water on the brain.

  2. Really Noel?

    You may not like her, but in the above statement where is she wrong?

  3. Her choice of language which mixes torture and sacrament is a further amazing example of her lack of basic intellectual qualifications. At some point, even civil political discourse compels the sane to note that not only is Palin dimwitted, but so are those that support her nutty comments (I exclude those who know better but support her anyway as merely cynical beings).

  4. what is politics without cynicism?

    The woman has become a professional rabble rouser if she does nothing but irritate the PC crowd she serves the only purpose she really has. Here’s to her

  5. She’s still alive?

    So long as she is a bigmouth voice in the Republican Party, it has no shot at winning significant suburban or urban voices.

  6. I remember last year it was reported (here, maybe??) that Sara’s speaking fee is $90,000 plus perks. It’s her job to say stuff (often riddled with errors and inconsistencies) and geared toward the mindless USA USA USA chanting crowd…people who don’t think things through. She has to make a living somehow after her failed venture into the political ring made her unelectable. In matters of money, she’s done alright for herself.

  7. // in the above statement where is she wrong?//

    First of all, waterboarding obviously isn’t just making people feel uncomfortable “a smidgen”, otherwise it wouldn’t be applied, would it?

    Palin, seems to be saying that, whatever waterboarding is, it is worth it as it stops terrorism, but that it’s harmless anyway. That type of loose talk and throwing everything together is typical of an undeveloped mind; she should choose either one argument or the other.

    Waterboarding is enough to be called torture by any reasonable person. It is banned by international treaties, including several the US has signed.
    No country has a right to make undertakings and then break them.

    Also, even if waterboarding were morally justifiable, torture almost always leads to false information being mixed with the true.

    By breaking international law and moral conventions, the US is also opening the door for any government to do the same and break whatever laws and international treaties IT chooses. The US would then be unable to sanction any foreign government on that basis.

    Lunatic jihadists certainly don’t need torture to drive them to attack the US, but it does give them a propaganda weapon that might convince some in the middle ground that the US really is the satan or whatever.

  8. Politicians become interesting when they no longer have a dog in the race. They say what they really think.

    She’s an All-American gal, no doubt about that.

  9. Bernard – of the various claims about her I am not sure that one of them has ever been that she really thinks.

  10. keep telling yourself that Phantom