Apparently, Even Sarah Palin Doesn’t Think She’s Very Important

During his speech last night, Massachusetts Senator John Kerry, who many think may be on the short list to replace Hillary Clinton at the State Department in a second Obama term, spent much of his time ridiculing the foreign policy inexperience of the Romney/Ryan ticket. Perhaps his best line, at least judging from the crowd reaction, was this one:

Shortly after Kerry’s speech, over on Fox Business Network, got a reaction from Sarah Palin that was, well, rather weird:

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) responded to Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) on Thursday, moments after the Democrat invoked her in a jab at GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney during his Democratic National Convention speech.

“I think he diminished himself by even mentioning my name,” Palin said in an interview on Fox Business Network. “How does he even know my name? I mean aren’t these guys supposed to be these big wig elites who don’t waste their time on the little people like me — me representing the average American who, yeah I did say in Alaska you can see Russia from our land base and I was making the point that we are strategically located on the globe and when it comes to transportation corridors and resources that are shared and fought over [in] Alaska and I as the governor had known what I was doing in dealing with some international issues that had to do with our resources that could help secure the nation.”

During his DNC address Thursday night, Kerry dinged Romney’s foreign policy experience by referencing a famous remark made by Palin in the 2008 presidential race.

“Sarah Palin said she could see Russia from Alaska,” started Kerry. “Mitt Romney talks like he’s only seen Russia by watching Rocky IV.”

Palin appeared to find Kerry’s quip somewhat unexpected.

“So it’s funny that he would take a little pot shot like that, but it’s funny he even knows my name,” she said.

I don’t know Sarah, perhaps it was the two books, the reality show, the incessantly constant appearances on Fox News, and the fact that you were perhaps the most comically bad Vice-Presidential candidate in recent memory that reminded him of who you were. It’s interesting, though, one usually doesn’t see a constant self-promoter displaying so much “aw, shucks” bewilderment that her name was mentioned at a national political convention.

Here’s the video of Palin’s appearance:

And, here’s the full video of Kerry’s foreign policy attack on Romney/Ryan:

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Comments

  1. Me Me Me says:

    “it’s funny he even knows my name”

    WTF, Sarah – you were the VP candidate just four years ago.

    She is so stupid even her humblebragging makes no sense.

    And what have we got from the Republicans this time around? Another “hottie” who can’t tell the truth and whose ideas don’t add up.

  2. al-Ameda says:

    “I think he diminished himself by even mentioning my name,” Palin said in an interview on Fox Business Network. “How does he even know my name?

    “So it’s funny that he would take a little pot shot like that, but it’s funny he even knows my name,” she said.

    She’s getting there, the only question is, what step is she at?
    .
    – Shock or Disbelief
    – Denial
    – Anger
    – Bargaining
    – Guilt
    – Depression
    – Acceptance and Hope

  3. Tsar Nicholas says:

    You don’t actually believe Palin was speaking literally, do you? Wow. FYI, she was taking a snide swipe at Kerry, albeit somewhat maladroitly, by tweaking him for being such an elitist.

    In any event, I didn’t realize Kerry spoke at the convention, and let’s go ahead and put aside the irony of the Dems making Romney’s/Ryan’s foreign policy inexperience a key talking point, given that Obama’s “experience” in that regard before assuming the presidency consisted of watching the Golden Globes on TV. There was one line quoted in that report from Kerry’s speech that’s utterly priceless:

    ‘Sarah Palin said she could see Russia from Alaska,’ started Kerry. ‘Mitt Romney talks like he’s only seen Russia by watching Rocky IV.’

    That’s actually funny. Hell, that’s the funniest line from a Democrat in memory. Who knew Kerry had a sense of humor? Good job.

  4. Vast Variety says:

    Technically you can see Russia from Alaska, but you’d have to be standing on Diomede Island.

  5. Ernieyeball says:

    The real question is: Has anyone in Alaska ever seen Sarah Palin’s brain?

  6. Fiona says:

    I’m betting that Faux News doesn’t renew her contract. She’s well past her expiration date.

    And Tsar, Palin doesn’t have the brainpower to master the art of facetiousness.

  7. bill says:

    is there a more polarizing figure for liberals anywhere? she enjoys it though, and makes good money from antagonizing them.

  8. mantis says:

    @Tsar Nicholas:

    You don’t actually believe Palin was speaking literally, do you?

    Of course not. She is large. She contains multitudes.

    FYI, she was taking a snide swipe at Kerry, albeit somewhat maladroitly, by tweaking him for being such an elitist.

    Her comment made more sense than your explanation of her comment, and her comment made no sense whatsoever. He’s such an elitist that he doesn’t know who the VP candidates from four years ago are? Huh?

    You sure are bending over backwards to defend this dimwit, aren’t you?

    let’s go ahead and put aside the irony of the Dems making Romney’s/Ryan’s foreign policy inexperience a key talking point, given that Obama’s “experience” in that regard before assuming the presidency consisted of watching the Golden Globes on TV.

    You should not use words you don’t understand, like “irony.”

  9. Jenos Idanian #13 says:

    Wow… they are reduced to citing Joe Biden as their foreign policy expert. That explains so much. How many times has Biden actually been right on foreign policy?

    Biden was against the 1991 Gulf War, for Clinton’s adventures in the Balkans, for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, and against the surge in Iraq.

    It all becomes clear now.

  10. grumpy realist says:

    Now that she has all that money, I think that Bible Spice will now sink back into the obscurity she rose from. In 5 years she’s going to be a punch line to one of those “whatever happened to…?” stories.

    A very quick rise, and an even quicker fall. Am wondering whether it’s because she’s gotten to A Certain Age and the males infesting the Republican party don’t think she’s “hot” any more.

    She did run a faster marathon than Paul Ryan, though. So that’s good.

  11. Me Me Me says:

    @Tsar Nicholas: If she was not speaking literally, her words make even less sense.

  12. rudderpedals says:

    Children say the darndest things

  13. Moosebreath says:

    @al-Ameda:

    Looks like guilt to me.

  14. Anderson says:

    No, I’m sure she was sincere. In 2008, she’d probably never heard of John Kerry.

  15. Ed in NJ says:

    She should be happy that at least one convention mentioned her name.

  16. al-Ameda says:

    @Jenos Idanian #13:
    Well, to balance that out, Mitt Romney really wants to go to war with Iran.

  17. Scott says:

    Without hearing her intonation, it is hard to know what she was saying. When I read it, it read likea whiny, poor, poor me, nobody pays attention to me anymore word salad. But I certainly can understand the other interpretations.

  18. Rafer Janders says:

    “I think he diminished himself by even mentioning my name,” Palin said

    Well, that’s certainly true.

  19. Rafer Janders says:

    FYI, she was taking a snide swipe at Kerry, albeit somewhat maladroitly, by tweaking him for being such an elitist.

    Was she talking a swipe at him for being such an elitist from the private television studio she had built insider her multi-million dollar home? You know, like lots of non-elitists have.

  20. Rafer Janders says:

    I mean aren’t these guys supposed to be these big wig elites who don’t waste their time on the little people like me — me representing the average American who, yeah I did say in Alaska you can see Russia from our land base and I was making the point that we are strategically located on the globe and when it comes to transportation corridors and resources that are shared and fought over [in] Alaska and I as the governor had known what I was doing in dealing with some international issues that had to do with our resources that could help secure the nation.

    Man, I’d hate to be the poor idiot who has to diagram that sentence.

  21. pj says:

    She’s been out of the spotlight since not being invited to the RNC. throwing her Facebook hissy-fit about being muzzled, and the contract negotiations with Fox. Just another avenue by which she can grab attention. Doesn’t have to be good, or even warranted, just attention. It’s like air for her, can’t live without it.

  22. rudderpedals says:

    @Rafer Janders: Man, I’d hate to be the poor idiot who has to diagram that sentence.

    A diagram that would be a graven image of our revered deity sans His delicious meatballs.

  23. grumpy realist says:

    @rudderpedals: Surely you must remember the number of times Darlin’ Sarah’s emissions were described as “word salad.”

  24. Tillman says:

    You don’t actually believe Palin was speaking literally, do you? Wow. FYI, she was taking a snide swipe at Kerry, albeit somewhat maladroitly, by tweaking him for being such an elitist.

    Precisely, she did it badly. Tsar’s actually right here, people. (At least up to the end of the blockquote; I didn’t read the rest.) Maintaining the “aw shucks” mentality is marketing. It’s Fox News. You are all pretending it has to make sense to people who don’t watch Fox News.

    She’s got a persona to maintain, damn it! If that means belittling her importance in swinging the 2008 election towards Obama as a controversial vice presidential nominee, then so be it! It’s theater, people, theater.

  25. Ernieyeball says:

    @Tillman: It’s theater, people, theater.

    You are talking about the entire rumpus that is the election cycle right?

  26. rudderpedals says:

    @grumpy realist: Antipasto then, yes, please.

  27. CSK says:

    Everything, invariably, is always about her. She’d inject herself into a bypass operation if she could. Tiresome wench.

  28. Tillman says:

    @Ernieyeball: When I think about the election cycle, I’m reminded of Puck’s ending monologue in A Midsummer’s Night Dream sans the apologies.

    When I think of Sarah Palin, I imagine Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.