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She’s often been labeled as one of the world's dumbest politicians. In fact, she’s put her foot in her mouth so often that her repeated gaffes have been dubbed ‘Palinisms.’ This former Alaska governor and American vice-presidential candidate has baffled us time and again with her infamous quotes and insight--or lack thereof. So on her 48th birthday, what better way to pay tribute to her than look back at her 10 most ridiculous quotes?
Quote One: "I think on a national level, your Department of Law there in the White House would look at some of the things that we've been charged with and automatically throw them out."
Wondering why this is a ridiculous quote? There is no Department of Law in America!
Quote Two: "As Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where... where do they go? It's Alaska. It's just right over the border."
This was Palin’s explanation to CBS’ Katie Couric as to why she has foreign policy experience!
Quote Three: "The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama's 'death panel' so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their 'level of productivity in society,' whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil."
Her jab at Obama’s health care plan on facebook definitely raised more than just a few eyebrows--mostly because this 'death panel' was a figment of her imagination!
Quote Four: "All of 'em, any of 'em that have been in front of me over all these years."
It's even funnier when you see the video. Palin was unable to name even a single newspaper or magazine she reads!
Quote Five: "Well, let's see. There's―of course in the great history of America there have been rulings that there's never going to be absolute consensus by every American, and there are those issues, again, like Roe v. Wade, where I believe are best held on a state level and addressed there. So, you know, going through the history of America, there would be others but..."
At the peak of her campaign, she was unable to name even a single Supreme Court case she disagreed with other than the rather obvious Roe vs. Wade case.
Quote Six: "'Refudiate,' 'misunderestimate,' 'wee-wee'd up.' English is a living language. Shakespeare liked to coin new words too. Got to celebrate it!'"
In a tweet that cracked up the whole world, this was Palin’s response to being ridiculed for inventing the word ‘refudiate.’ We're sure Shakespeare wouldn't appreciate the comparison!
Quote Seven: "He who warned, uh, the British that they weren't gonna be takin' away our arms, uh, by ringing those bells, and um, makin' sure as he's riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be sure and we were going to be free, and we were going to be armed."
She was at it again when she botched up a key part of her country’s history--namely, Paul Revere’s midnight ride.
Quote Eight: "Ohh, good, thank you, yes."
Yes, we can understand your surprise at such a bland statement making it to this list. But this was her reply to a notorious Canadian prank caller posing as French President Nikolas Sarkozy after he complimented her on a porn movie made by Hustler called ‘Who's Nailin' Paylin!’
Quote Nine: "I'm the mayor, I can do whatever I want until the courts tell me I can't.'"
This was her diplomatic response to Nick Carney after he raised objections about her spending $50,000 on renovating the mayor’s office without approval of the city council!
Quote Ten: "Perhaps so."
We’re all for politicians being concise but this was the stance Palin took when specifically asked if America needed to go to war with Russia because of the Georgia crisis in 2008! Never mind that this would start World War III!
-Picture courtesy Reuters-
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