Thursday, November 25, 2010


Palin in comparison

Interviewer: How would you handle a situation like the one that just developed in North Korea?

Palin: Well, North Korea, this is stemming from a greater problem, when we're all sitting around asking, 'Oh no, what are we going to do,' and we're not having a lot of faith that the White House is going to come out with a strong enough policy to sanction what it is that North Korea is going to do. So this speaks to a bigger picture that certainly scares me in terms of our national security policy. But obviously, we've got to stand with our North Korean allies – we're bound to by treaty....

Interviewer: South Korean.

Palin: Yes, and we're also bound by prudence to stand with our South Korean allies, yes.


A few years ago, I did a quick pop quiz of American workmates: how many of them knew the capital city of Canada? The two most telling responses are recorded below, both of them well spoken, educated and intelligent individuals.

ME: Caitlin, what's the capital of Canada?

Lengthy pause

SHE: Don't blame me. Blame my government.

ME: Adam, what's the capital city of Canada?

HE: Who the fuck cares?

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Adam FTW.-vmm
I only know the capitol cities of enemies and former enemies. Which means that I know all about where you keep your Parliament, you limey bastard!

p.s. Please stop comparing me to Sarah Palin. She sucks and the thought of her as President frightens me immensely. I'd probably think about becoming Canadian if that happened...
I'm Canadian.
When I was living in Japan a clever Australian cornered me with the question, "Well if you're so smart, what's the capital of Australia?"... And I failed. Miserably. So now I no longer blame anyone for not knowing the capital of Canada!
Sounds more like an Australian with a massive chip on their shoulder... I'm not going to make the obvious point about that.
And Adam - there's absolutely no comparison at all between you and Sarah Palin. When you've got a point to make, you make it. Palin just seems to babble out a load of bloody jargon, presumably reasoning that so long as no one asks her to speak English, she'll be able to pass for intelligent.
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