POLITICAL observations & opinions

* Sam Harris on Sarah Palin

Posted by Lew Weinstein on September 24, 2008

Sam Harris writes in NEWSWEEK …

(thanks KARIN for sending the article to me)

  • Sarah Palin comes to us, seeking the second most important job in the world, without any intellectual training relevant to the challenges and responsibilities that await her.
  • There is nothing to suggest that she even sees a role for careful analysis or a deep understanding of world events when it comes to deciding the fate of a nation.
  • When it comes to politics, there is a mad love of mediocrity in this country. “They think they’re better than you!” is the refrain that (highly competent and cynical) Republican strategists have set loose among the crowd, and the crowd has grown drunk on it once again.
  • What does Sarah Palin know about financial markets, Islam, the history of the Middle East, the cold war, modern weapons systems, medical research, environmental science or emerging technology?
  • Sarah Palin’s ignorance is guaranteed because of how she has spent the past 44 years on earth.


Sam Harris is the author of The New York Times best seller “The End of Faith.”

To read the entire article, click … http://www.newsweek.com/id/160080



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