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popping in for a meme and an "eh?"

from moosesal's lj:

In an upcoming interview with Katie Couric to be aired this week, Sarah Palin is unable to name any Supreme Court Case other than Roe v. Wade.

The Rules: Post info about ONE Supreme Court decision, modern or historic to your LJ. (Any decision, as long as it's not Roe v. Wade.) For those who see this on your f-list, take the meme to your OWN LJ to spread the fun.

The ONE CASE she should know as a Republican above all others: BUSH V. GORE.

Idiot woman, my god. Cannot WAIT for tonight's debate. Have my wine and my bingo card, and have high hopes!


( 24 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 2nd, 2008 08:51 pm (UTC)
Ooh, that's a good one! ;)
Oct. 2nd, 2008 08:55 pm (UTC)
I mean... if there's one she SHOULD know? *head thunk*
Oct. 2nd, 2008 09:05 pm (UTC)
One would think! No matter WHICH side one comes down on!
Oct. 2nd, 2008 10:28 pm (UTC)
Ooh, excellent one! I hadn't even thought of that one!
Oct. 2nd, 2008 09:05 pm (UTC)
Marbury v. Madison: Establishes judicial review.

Maybe she just wants to overturn that one -- bim bam boom, get rid of both those pesky "liberal activist" judges and the need to learn about the Supreme Court all in one fell swoop!
Oct. 2nd, 2008 09:06 pm (UTC)
YIKES. That's a sobering thought, eh?
Oct. 2nd, 2008 09:32 pm (UTC)
Didn't happen.
Oct. 2nd, 2008 09:59 pm (UTC)

Is there a joke I'm missing?
Oct. 3rd, 2008 12:05 am (UTC)
She didn't say, or didn't NOT say, what people are claiming. That's my point.

BvG did happen, and was (unfortunately for my candidate) well decided -- stupidity on the part of both the major parties gave rise to a problem that couldn't be resolved in the federally required timelines for the calling of the Electoral College without violating Equal Protection.
Oct. 2nd, 2008 10:27 pm (UTC)
I thought that Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas (1964) was about de-segregating the schools, not about teaching creationism.

I would think that she'd be aware of Edwards v. Aguillard (1987), though. That occurred the year she graduated from college, and she was supposedly studying journalism. Not to mention Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District (2005), even though that one only got to U.S. District Court.
Oct. 2nd, 2008 10:41 pm (UTC)
In my haste to post, I had the Scopes trial in my head, but typed out Brown V. BoE.

And honestly, i'm not surprised she doesn't know a single case. She's an uneducated blow hard.
Oct. 2nd, 2008 11:02 pm (UTC)
Yes, she is. And she's going to win, if this guy is right.

My faith in the system is somewhat nonexistent.
Oct. 2nd, 2008 11:03 pm (UTC)
And here I thought you were being cerebral by citing Brown v. BOE, relating creationism and scientific racism (The Brown Court rejected the argument that scientific racists made for the need for segregation in school).

Plessy v. Ferguson is also a biggie. The constitutionality of racial segregation being upheld? The doctrine of Separate but equal?

I know she doesn't have a legal background, but my god, someone should have shoved an abridged version of the legal history of the US into her hands for shits and giggles. To be able to discuss american history intelligently is impressive to anyone.
Oct. 2nd, 2008 11:12 pm (UTC)
There are a handful of cases that we all learned in school, and it's scandalous that she has such a profound lack of knowledge. Didn't we learn enough from Dubya's "aw shucks!" mentality?

(And ha, I love your vote of confidence in me. *G*)
Oct. 2nd, 2008 10:49 pm (UTC)
This resulted in great discussion between my mother and myself today.

What got me was that when Katie asked her what newspapers and magazines she read before becoming the VP nominee, she said "most of them" and when probed further, she went completely off topic about Alaska not being a foreign country. WTF?

My god, can she not name Time, Newsweek, The Washington Post? People magazine? Vogue? Guns and Ammo? Yahoo News?
Oct. 2nd, 2008 11:07 pm (UTC)
You're presuming that she can read.

Snark aside, I think that Palin fits Terry Pratchett's description of Sergeant Colon in The Fifth Elephant, p. 95:

"It wasn't that he was illiterate, but Fred Colon did need a bit of a think and a run-up to tackle anything much longer than a list and he tended to get lost in any word that had more than three syllables. He was, in fact, functionally literate. That is, he thought of reading and writing like he thought about boots--you needed them, but they weren't supposed to be fun, and you got suspicious about people who got a kick out of them."

Edited at 2008-10-02 11:10 pm (UTC)
Oct. 2nd, 2008 11:59 pm (UTC)
I had to Wiki The Fifth Elephant, thinking that I was unfamiliar with a great literary piece of genius (that's a great quote). I had to laugh at the description. I've never heard of this series. I must live under a rock.

The fact that you know what page that quote is on is fantastic. I am impressed.
Oct. 3rd, 2008 12:18 am (UTC)
*cough* I have all the Pratchett books in .pdf and .txt form...

Oct. 3rd, 2008 12:35 am (UTC)
Do you really? Start me from the beginning!

I'm a huge .pdf fan...
Oct. 2nd, 2008 11:12 pm (UTC)
Oh, that KILLED ME!! She was so ready to say "Marie Claire, Better Homes and Garden's, oh, that Paula Dean's magazine, and Twilight! I just love that Edward Cullen. He's dreamy and moral."

*tongue firmly in cheek*
Oct. 2nd, 2008 11:25 pm (UTC)
She was actually asked if there was another Supreme Court case she disagreed with.

frolicndetour says it better here, in a reluctant defense of Palin's 'lack' of answers.
Oct. 2nd, 2008 11:49 pm (UTC)
I'll have to go back and hear that, thank you for giving me a link.

I will say that even if they asked her in the manner you're suggesting, I'm still appalled at her lack of knowledge and ability to give a straight answer for other things.

BUT. Thank you for giving me a way to see both sides, I do appreciate that.
Oct. 3rd, 2008 12:08 am (UTC)
yah, that's what I was after. Apparently the only thing SCOTUS ever did wrong was RvW.... Dred Scott must have been perfectly reasonable. And, that press statement she recently released about a SCOTUS decision against the interests of Alaska? Must have completely slipped her mind....
Oct. 3rd, 2008 12:19 am (UTC)
LOL. I didn't even think of that one as I've tried really, really hard to put it out of my mind.
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Reading this? I'm just curious. Because that's really detail-oriented of you. Feel free to stop reading. But you can see that there's more here, so are you going to keep reading? Really? That's pretty dedicated. I'm impressed. No, really. I'm not being sarcastic, why do you get like that? See, this is the problem I have with your mother - yes. YES. I'm going there. It's time we put all of our cards on the table.

I love you, why are you doing this? After all we've been through? You don't have to be like this. You know, still reading. You could be baking a pie. And then sharing it with me.

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