Tonight on the CBS Evening News, Katie Couric asked Sarah Palin about current VP Dick Cheney - who Palin and McCain have never mentioned by name, ever. This exchange may be one of the most startling dumb of Palin's many, many dumb remarks:
Couric: What do you think is the best and worst thing that Dick Cheney has done as vice president
Palin: Worst thing, I guess that would have been the duck-hunting accident, where you know, that was an accident. And that I think that was made into a caricature of him. And that was kind of unfortunate.
So, the best thing though, he's shown support, along with George W. Bush, of our troops. And I've been there when George Bush has spoken to families of those who have suffered greatly, those who are serving in the military. I've been there when President Bush has embraced those families and expressed the concern and the sympathy speaking for all of America in those times. And for Dick Cheney to have supported that effort of George Bush's. I respect that.
During the eight VERY long years Bush & Cheney have been in power we've experienced 9/11, wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, $140 a barrel oil, the collapse of the financial industry, Cheney's legislative intrusion into presidential powers, the conviction and pardon of Cheney's Chief of Staff (Scooter Libby) in the Valorie Plame CIA scandal, etc., etc., and the worst thing Palin can think of is his duck-shooting accident! What planet is this woman from? What a tragically ludicrous thing to say in light of all things that have happened.
And the best thing Palin can think of is the Cheney helps Bush speak to the families of the soldiers who have been killed in Iraq - a war Cheney orchestrated and helped his friends and former employer (Blackwater, Haliburton) profit from. This woman's stupidity knows no bounds.