On days when the world seems so serious and sometimes even dire, it’s nice to reflect upon the bullet that we dodged. That bullet is named Sarah Palin, who, though an endless source of amusement, would have been an extremely dangerous Vice President. The position of President and even Vice President, requires a vast knowledge of basic facts, some of which include basic (and not so basic) geography and the knowledge of who you are actually talking about when you are delivering a speech.
Residents of Kansas had the pleasure of picking up the phone to hear they had Mama Grizzly herself robocalling for Senatorial candidate, Ted Cruz,
“His dad fled Cuba seeking freedom,” Palin said.
“Ted Cruz is a true conservative you can trust to stand on principle and change the way Washington does business,” Palin pledged. “Today, through May 25, please vote early for Ted Cruz for U.S. Senate.”
“Join me,” she challenged. “Choose Cruz for Senate.”
The only problem? The Tea Party Express candidate isn’t running in Kansas. He’s running in Texas.
In her defense, it’s not clear that the mistake had anything to do with Palin. It’s just humorous when the queen of anti-intellectualism is used in such a bone headed way. Calling the wrong state could boost Cruz’s cred with the ‘never too dumb’ crowd, but even if he won every single vote in (What’s the Matter With) Kansas, it won’t help him in Texas.