I think Sarah Palin uses words like “recuse” and “fungible” to hide the fact that she doesn’t know what she’s talking about.
Sarah Palin has been described as a quick study. But she has been surrounded by briefers for nearly three weeks, and she’s still completely unable to string together an intelligent thought on the mortgage crisis. Would a moratorium on foreclosures keep people in their homes, or would it make banks even less likely to make mortgage loans, while driving them closer to insolvency? Is this sort of heavy-handed government interference in the market a desperate measure called for by desperate times, or is it more like Robert Mugabe’s efforts to stop inflation by banning price increases? (I probably shouldn’t wonder whether Sarah Palin knows who Mugabe is…) It would be nice if the running mate of one of the oldest candidates for President ever had some ideas about these issues. Since she’s been prepping constantly, it’s pretty alarming that she doesn’t.
I served with quick studies. I knew quick studies. Quick studies were a friend of mine. Sarah Palin: you’re no quick study.