This past weekend Sarah Palin was once again the target of haters. Palin stepped into it when she confused the words refute and repudiate and accidentally created the word “refudiate”. Liberal bloggers made asses of themselves by jumping all over the gaffe as though she had just declared there were 58 states or something.
Is this evidence Palin is an idiot? Hardly. My blogging friends should know when you crank out endless streams of verbal and written commentary you often find yourself reaching for that word that is just on the tip of your tongue that will phrase your point, oh so perfect. How many times have you just skipped it and found another word or after typing it you found spell check had no idea what you were trying to spell.
Let’s just review some gaffes liberal bloggers have ignored.
- “The Middle East is obviously an issue that has plagued the region for centuries.” Obama, 01/28/2010
- “One such translator was an American of Haitian descent, … Navy Corpse-Man Christian Brossard.” (the man’s name was Christopher and he was not dead he was a corpsman.) Obama, 02/05/2010
- “The reforms we seek would bring greater competition, choice, savings and inefficiencies to our health care system.” Obama, 07/20/2009
- “I don’t know what the term is in Austrian, wheeling and dealing.” (There is no “Austrian” language.) Obama, 04/06/2009
- “On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes — and I see many of them in the audience here today — our sense of patriotism is particularly strong.” (“Fallen” heroes are by necessity broken and quite dead. Memorial Day honors the dead, it is obvious Obama confused Memorial Day for Veteran’s Day. Imagine a similar statement coming from Palin.) Obama, 05/26/2008
- “Let me be absolutely clear. Israel is a strong friend of Israel’s.” Obama, 07/22/2008
- “I’ve now been in 57 states — I think one left to go.” Obama, 05/09/2008
- “Last year, the vice president launched a new effort to help make communities more liberal.” (He meant “livable.”) Bill Clinton, State of the Union Address 2000
- “I may not have been the greatest president, but I’ve had the most fun eight years.” Bill Clinton, date unknown
- “The purpose of government is to rein in the rights of the people” Bill Clinton 1993
- “Who are these people?” Al Gore as he was looking at busts of the Founding Fathers 01/1993
I think you get the point without me delving into the gaffes of the media elite. Now maybe I should start keeping snippets of blogger gaffes. They’re out there. Even the same people laughing at Sarah Palin have their own funny gaffes. I cannot help but to recall another classic story of hypocrisy.
But in the end was the point to make Palin look like an idiot or was it to obfuscate the point Palin was trying to make? Palin was making a very serious and valid argument that Muslims should not support building a mosque on the site of Islam’s most horrendous act of hate. But did these idiot bloggers and “reporters” respond to that? No they latched onto a single word flub. I contend these people deserve no respect, they are but jerks who without an intellectual defense default to Ad Hominem attacks.