Sunday, October 05, 2008

Over confidence & Hubris; Sarah Palin the anti-elitest

A Facebook friend posted this article about Sarah Palin; Her problems are best illustrated by this speculative little conversation:

"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."

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