We expect ignorant and obtuse things out of Sarah Palin. That we expect these things doesn’t make them any less ignorant, nor does is make them any less obtuse when they arrive.
While firing up a crowd at an NRA convention in Indianapolis this weekend, Sarah Palin stated that gun-free zones are “stupid on steroids” (she knows all about stupid, folks. We should trust her on this) and that our founding figures “knew that if the Second Amendment goes, the rest of the Constitution is not far behind.”
Actually, the way things are shaping up, the Second Amendment will be the last one to go, if it goes at all. But let’s not let reality step in the way here; if we wanted facts and truth, we wouldn’t be turning to the NRA, much less half-term Governor Sarah Palin.
During her 12-minute speech, Palin also reiterated a favored anti-regulation argument: “Gun stores are an accomplice to crime and that fork made me fat.” For the curious, you can debunk this argument easily enough by reminding people that it’s possible to eat fat-free foods with a fork. After all, a fork wasn’t made to make you fat. A gun, however, was made to make you dead.
She mocked Attorney General Eric Holder’s recent testimony on Capitol Hill, troubled over Bloomberg’s push for gun control, and went after Biden’s recent advice to fire in the air to scare off attackers by saying: “Just aim up in the air – that was his directive, his advice. Well, fine, Joe Squirt Gun, if your rapist is a bird.”
Of course, it wouldn’t be Palin if she didn’t bring that extra blood thirsty twist:
She also derided those who she said place an emphasis on political correctness in handling the country’s adversaries “instead of putting the fear of God in our enemies.”
She said later in her address that if “I were in charge” — a line that drew applause from the crowd — “they would know that waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists.
If you really want to, you can watch the whole speech below. All 12 minutes of it.