Palin's Supreme Court Knowledge

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    Just in case anyone was sitting on the fence, consider this fact. If you saw the clip where Couric asks Palin, "Other than Roe v. Wade, are there any other Supreme Court decisions you diagree with?" And Palin says, well...she doesn't say anything really other than some mention of the long history of the court and state rights and then mentions Roe v. Wade. Now, a lot of people might expect her to say something like Dred Scott which permitted slavery and prohibited slaves from becoming citizens. But she didn't. She didn't say anything. Now maybe it was just a hard question. Of course, Couric could have been giving her an opportunity to elaborate on Exxon v. Baker, a fairly recent Supreme Court decision followed fairly closely in Alaska and one that afterwards the governor of Alaska, a Ms. Sarah Palin, issued a statement saying she was disappointed in this ruling.

    But then again, it's probably just that bitch Couric's "Gotcha" Journalism. (Don't forget her sidekick, super secret journalist Grad Student Boy)

    Only read from here on if you are in the mood for satire.

    Questions the hardcore Palin supporters would have liked Couric to ask:

    Why does your hair always look great?

    Do you think raising five kids including one with Down Syndrome probably makes you the best person in the world, or definitely makes you the best person in the world?"

    Do people often thank you for taking over as governor of Alaska and cleaning up the putrid cesspool of corruption and bureaucratic filth that was slowly sinking Alaska into the hellish depths of anarchy and depravity before you saved it?

    Do you think god created you just for us? Never mind, I know you're too humble to answer that but we know.

    Tell us why you think some Americans are so deluded and let's face it, elitist, they think that somehow graduating with honors form Harvard Law makes someone more prepared to be president than your ability to hunt moose.

    Do you think John McCain's scowls or your presence as Governor of Alaska has done more to prevent the rise of a new Soviet Union and keep Putin in his place?

    Do you think Obama's identity as the black muslim antichrist affects his ability to lead?

    When you refurnished all the orphanages in Alaska with the profits from the plane you sold on e-bay, is it true that you tried to give all the credit to other people because you felt the positive attention would make them feel better?

    Finally, when you took a pitbull type stance and shook up all those old political insiders by refusing absolutely and from the beggining any earmarks, especially turning down without hesitations or temptations, the bridge to no-where, did it make you and your family feel proud?
     
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    Who gives a shit about her knowledge of the cases of the High Court. I couldn't tell you much about the High Court until I went to law school. Now I can quote too many of them. Guess what, knowing all those majority oppinions and dissents hasn't helped me a damn bit. Knowing these cases has never been a litmus in the past and shouldn't be now.

    That being said, I personally think she is dumb as a bag of shit. I just hate double standards.
     
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    Questions the hardcore Palin supporters would have liked Couric to ask:

    Why does your hair always look great?


    This is really petty but has any one noticed that since the RNC, Palin has gained some highlights in her hair? Could it be that some of the bleach seeped into her brain?

    Okay... I said it was petty ... but it's a thought! :lol:
     
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    I'm not saying she should have had extensive knowledge. But one other than Roe v. Wade would have been comforting. But the other point was, before people start saying it was a "gotcha" question, people might want to consider that Couric was giving Palin a chance to sound more informed and savvy since she had actually commented on a supreme court case based in Alaska that had a verdict she disagreed with. But despite commenting on it, it must have not left much of an impression on her.
     
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    Now that I think about it, there are middle school children who can at least tell you about Dred Scott. It's not a litmus test, but she is trying to be in a position where there is a reasonable possibility that she may be in a position which requires her to potentially select supreme court justices. If Couric had asked her about specific obscure cases, or even asked her to name three cases she disagreed with, then it might be a little over the top. But if you can't name one case other than Roe v. Wade, not even one that occurred concerning a major incident in your state, that indicates a certain fundamental lack of thought about serious national issues within the constitutional framework of our nation. It's not like Couric asked her to give her opinion on Stare Decisis. Although, I have never been to law school. I live in a town half the size of Wasilla, Alaska, surrounded by fields. But I know what the Bush Doctrine is, and I know more Supreme Court decisions than Roe v. Wade, and I even know what Starre Decisis is because I keep up with what's going on in the world. If I can learn this stuff without trying, just by keeping up with current events over the last few years, then what does it say about her that she doesn't know it? Having a lot of knowledge about various offenses and defenses and positions doesn't necessarily make you an effective coach, but the more of that knowledge you lack, the harder it is to be an effective coach.
     
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    Are you practising as a lawyer? If so, are you serious that knowing the cases hasn't helped you? When did they chuck out stare decisis? :eusa_eh:
     
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    Hey I'm a kangaroo-eating dumbarse from Down Under and even I know about Marbury v Madison :lol:
     
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    That didn't stop Joe Biden from knowing plenty.

    Here's some she probably hates based on her views and record and could of named:

    Stenberg v. Carhart.

    Lawrence v. Texas

    Everson v. Board of Education
     
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    Can she even spell Supreme Court?
     
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    CBS had the video comparing Biden's and Palin's answers, side by side, to the exact same questions about the supreme court. It's really shocking. Biden was able to give thoughtful, substantive, intellectual answers of Supreme Court case history, and cases he disagreed with.

    Palin's response was embarrassing, ill informed, and inarticulate.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/10/01/eveningnews/main4493062.shtml

    She can't name one supreme court case she thought was wrong? I would think the Governor of Alaska would be knowlegeable of that huge case, just last year, of Exxon v Baker - because it involved Alaska and the Valdez oil spill. That was a huge case, and nearly everyone in Alaska was pissed off about that court decision.
     
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