Good Morning Bloggers - I spotted a new Sarah Palin gaff perusing London's Daily Mail this morning that hasn't even appeared in the American media I've reviewed so far. Incredibly, Sarah Palin has been forced to apologise to the British Embassy in Washington after claiming she had held talks with the ambassador Sir Nigel Sheinwald.
In an answer to questions about her foreign policy experience ahead of tonight's make-or-break vice presidential TV debate, her aides listed numerous contacts with foreign officials - including Sir Nigel. However the meeting never occurred. It was a BOLDFACE LIE!
Officials at the embassy swiftly contacted the McCain-Palin campaign to inform them of the discrepancy - or LIE! A British Embassy spokesman said the error arose after Sir Nigel's name was listed among guests attending a US Governor's meeting in July. The problem was that he wasn't actually there, but the campaign listed him anyway - they didn't even confirm it. It blows me away how the McCain campaign are such SCREW UPS and yet they're still getting decent support from the American people. McCain and Palin aren't qualified to run an embassy, much less a nation.
(Read the whole story at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1066426/Red-faced-Palin-forced-apologise-blunder-talks-British-ambassador-ahead-crucial-TV-debate.html)
My Republican friends keep saying that the media is "beating up" on Palin, but the way I see it she's following John McCain's example of incompetence, stretching the truth and outright lying. If anything the media is not doing enough.
Considering her lightweight interviews with Gibson, Hannity and Couric so far, I think the Republicans are getting a free ride when it comes to Palin. She has lied about her positions and many other events like the one with the ambassador, so why should any of us take this campaign seriously. I hope tonight's debate shuts the door on the campaign and we never have to look back at its ugly face again.
Thursday's Political News/Rant #1 - Michael