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Kangaroo Palin Down Under

“I don’t oppose Islam as a country,” she said during a sit down interview in Australia.

Looks like Palin is at it again, this time embarrassing the state of Alaska from down under.

While that may sound like side order of Palin word salad – it’s not – it’s actually from Australian Parliamentary candidate Stephanie Banister.

Banister, who has now quit the race (again one-upping our half term governor) also followed up the misunderstanding of nations and religions with the following…

“Jews aren’t under haram, they have their own religion which follows Jesus Christ, They don’t have a tax on [kosher], they’ve just got a certain way of making it where haram has a tax on the food.”

The Daily Show of course had the best take on the Kangaroo Palin.

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10 Responses to “Kangaroo Palin Down Under”
  1. Zyxomma says:

    I caught the video of Ms. Banister earlier this week, but didn’t get the Daily Show’s take on it till now. Hoot!

    Of course, here in NYC, we’re electing a new mayor. Next month is the primary. Last night, our local ABC affiliate held a debate for the five Democrats. Former frontrunner, City Council speaker Christine Quinn, is trying to tout her record. Unfortunately (not just for her, but for the voters), this record includes arm-twisting the City Council to give Nanny Bloomberg and Ms. Quinn an illegal third term, and the other candidates did a good job of reminding her of that. She was so over-rehearsed she appeared to be a Beta android (that’s a reference to the excellent, one-season, Canadian sci-fi police drama Total Recall 2070, for my fellow nerds). I don’t quite fall into the ABQ (anyone but Quinn) camp; I’d never vote for any of the Republicans running, but I’m definitely ABQ when it comes to the Democratic primary.

  2. thatcrowwoman says:

    In Florida, you might hear,
    “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.”
    It’s BOTH, I tell you!

    In $arah’s case, as with so many of these neo-Birchers,
    It’s the HATE, and it’s the STUPIDITY.

    Once upon a time, hate and stupidity were marginalized in the so-called civilized world.
    Maybe the pendulum is beginning to swing that way again?

  3. mike from iowa says:

    Sadly it is not just the message,it is the messengers as well.

  4. aussiebluesky says:

    This woman is from a small part of the country that’s like that. “One Nation” is proudly xenophobic. Sometimes it dies out but some bigot always resurrects it, because with enough votes a political party gets government money. They’ll never get anywhere.

    Banister’s career in politics lasted 48 hours. She has already been usurped, not in the Palin stupidity stakes but in the Palin word salad stakes. What will the Australian Right think of next?

    • Moles says:

      It’s more than slightly mortifying that a soul mate for Sarah has been found here is Oz. It’s even more mortifying to know that she was not winnowed from the preselection net before she had time to open her mouth.

  5. Dagian says:

    I don’t know which is the least comforting: that there are at least two would-be politicians of the same calibre or that when you read these words you immediately think it has to be Sarah Palin.

    Would anyone mind if I put quotes around calibre? I really think it needs to be done to ensure that the sarcasm metre is running! “Calibre”.

    • Elsie says:

      Dagian, I gotta tell ya I’m just not worried about the issue you bring up. Actually, I’m relatively certain that there are uneducated, hate-filled, smarmy, manipulative, narcissistic, poorly-dressed blowhards everywhere all over the world. The fact that someone films them spewing their nonsense, while holding a microphone in front of them, just means that in this modern age, the absolute wreck of an interview goes online instantly, and globally, thus proving these poor excuses for politicians and/or humans to be the remarkable nitwits they RILLY are, but usually only known to their closest buddies.

      On the other hand, the world holds MANY intelligent, hard-working, kind, conscientious, and strong GOOD people to counteract the doofuses, so please hang in there and keep the faith that the good will overcome the bad.

      I have to believe that; otherwise, just shoot me now.

      • Alaska Pi says:

        I laughed until I almost popped watching the video.
        Sobering up- the question , for me, became how in the world whatzername made it through months of intense public scrutiny without being forced to step down?
        Maybe we rilly should have compulsory voting and 4 week long election hullaballos if it serves to get the doofs off the stage.

        • Moles says:

          If only there WERE months of intensive scrutiny we’d be spared this embarrassment. 🙁

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