Sarah Palin this week sat down with Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren and admitted she had absolutely no idea what she was talking about. The half-term, former Republican governor of Alaska was discussing the “Duck Dynasty” dustup caused by remarks Phil Robertson made in a GQ interview.
Robertson, in widely debated comments that have gripped the nation’s attention as the year draws to a close, told GQ:
“It seems like, to me, a vagina—as a man—would be more desirable than a man’s anus. That’s just me. I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical.”
“Everything is blurred on what’s right and what’s wrong,” in today’s modern world, Robertson added. “Sin becomes fine.”
“Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men.”
“Don’t be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers—they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.”
“I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person. Not once. Where we lived was all farmers. The blacks worked for the farmers. I hoed cotton with them. I’m with the blacks, because we’re white trash. We’re going across the field…. They’re singing and happy. I never heard one of them, one black person, say, ‘I tell you what: These doggone white people’—not a word!… Pre-entitlement, pre-welfare, you say: Were they happy? They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues.”
Via social media, Palin was quick to defend the “Duck Dynasty” patriarch. She posted to Facebook a recent photo of her with the Robertson clan, and wrote:
Free speech is an endangered species. Those “intolerants” hatin’ and taking on the Duck Dynasty patriarch for voicing his personal opinion are taking on all of us.
Palin, whose latest book, Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas, is ranked an embarrassing #591 right now, in 2008 was asked by Katie Couric in a now infamous interview, “what newspapers and magazines did you regularly read before you were tapped for this to stay informed and to understand the world?”
“Um, all of them, any of them that have been in front of me all these years,” Palin responded, unable to name a single one.
On Monday, Van Susteren asked Palin if she had “any problem…about the manners of how” Robertson had made his anti-gay comments to GQ. “We don’t talk about it on television much, but if you actually the read article, there’s a rather and offensive — at least, I think — offensive description” of homosexuality, Van Susteren noted. “You know, there are two ways to say different things, and in the article and I know he’s a graphic type guy, but do you have any objection on the manners aspect, how he said it?”
“I haven’t read the article,” Palin admitted to her fellow Fox News colleague.
“I don’t know exactly how he said it,” she continued. “But, Greta, what he was doing was in response to a question about a lifestyle that he disagrees with. And yet he has said over and over again, he doesn’t hate the person engaging in a lifestyle he disagrees with. But in response, he was quoting the Gospel.”
“So people who are so insulted and offended by what he said, evidently, are offended by what he was quoting in the Gospel. So that’s another interesting aspect in all of this.”
Another interesting aspect in all of this is anyone worth their salt would want to actually know what someone actually said before they defended or attacked them. Palin often pats herself on the back for not trusting the “lame stream media,” which, considering Fox News signs her paycheck, is a joke. But if she’s not trusting the media to report what Robertson said, and she didn’t read the article, why is she even talking about it, not only immediately after Robertson’s comments went viral, but five days later, during a scheduled Fox News interview?
Hat tip: David Edwards at The Raw Story
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