She. Be. Dumb.

This, from CNN.com …

While making s’mores at one point during Sunday’s episode [of her dumb-ass reality show], the former Alaska governor proclaims the marshmallow and chocolate treat is “in honor of Michelle Obama, who said the other day we should not have dessert.”

It’s not the first time Palin has taken a jab at Mrs. Obama over her campaign to discourage fattening foods, especially from public schools. The former vice presidential nominee told conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham last month that “the first lady cannot trust parents to make decisions for their own children, for their own families in what we should eat.”

Palin also hand-delivered cookies to a Pennsylvania school last month before delivering a speech there, saying: “Who should be deciding what I eat? Should it be government or should it be parents? It should be the parents.”

I would like to add something important. My wife was watching TLC a few nights ago, and she said, “Kate From John and Kate Plus Eight” is going to be on Sarah Palin’s reality show. I didn’t believe it. Makes no sense. And then—Boom! There Kate is, with her eight kids, in Alaska visiting Sarah Palin on her reality show.

This is a person we’re supposed to consider presidential?

Oh, and yeah, Sarah, the government shouldn’t have any involvement in our nation’s nutrition. Even though we’re a country of fat slobs. Even though, without government regulation, chains from McDonald’s to Burger King to Arby’s would run wild.

God, this woman is soooooo stupid.

13 thoughts on “She. Be. Dumb.”

  1. I remember my Freshman year of high school in 2000, some people from the state government came in and shut down the school store that sold candy and soda.

    I was upset then, mainly because the store was easy to steal $5 to $10 worth of candy each day, but looking back on it, kids like myself are not the greatest judge of what to eat or drink.

    One girl, who was mentally handicapped and severely overweight and as far as I could tell was abandoned by her parents, was given a 12-pack of Mountain Dew each and every day to high school. The teachers and students just looked on at disgust, but you couldn’t step in and really do or say anything.

  2. C’mon, man. I’m not a Palin supporter by any means, but there’s a pretty strong case to be made for a very small amount of government regulation.There are a lot of reasons to dislike Sarah Palin, and a lot of ways to “debunk” her, but that’s probably not the best one. Here’s an idea, show self control and eat fast food moderately or not at all.

  3. “Who should be deciding what we teach kids about safe sex practices and preventing teen pregnancies? Should it be government or should it be parents? It should be the parents.”

  4. Palin sucks and all that, but I’m baffled why you think the government should be making decisions for citizens. Where does it end?

    People should be able to do what they want — no government should tell them what to put in their bodies.

    This isn’t about government regulation, it’s about you wanting everyone to be nutritious, which is a noble goal. But that goal pales in comparison to the concept of personal freedom and not being told by an artificial entity what one can and can’t do.

    1. James, there’s a HUGE difference between allowing people to make their own decisions and a school not providing soda and sugary crap in schools. A tool like Palin would say, “Sell the crap and let people decide.” I would argue, strongly, that that’s ludicrous.

      That’s all I’m sayin’

  5. Honestly, I wish the government would actually require P.E. for every student in high school (especially for non-athletes), which would require a minimum amount of exercise each day and might also help get kids back in shape. I don’t mind not allowing sugary stuff into schools, but with P.E. required, it may at least allow folks to burn off the excess empty calories those kids get. From my experience (and I live in one of the fattest and poorest states in America), most kids get bigger because they don’t get any healthy foods at home either because the other crap is cheaper OR their parents don’t care what they eat and don’t require their kids to exercise.

  6. no ones talking about the double standard… no presidential candidate to my recollection has ever taken such cheap shots at a first lady. imagine a male pres candidate going after laura bush like that. its weak, its cheap… its right up sister sarah’s alley actually.

    funny how she doesnt want govt involved in nutrition and health, yet shes all for govt telling women that they cannot have a choice as to what they want to do with their bodies. how she doesnt see the irony is proof there is no god.

  7. We need to bring back the Bookmobiles and the Schoolhouse Rock, and make being informed and educated cool. The cynical rotation we’ve been in skipped a beat and repeated, and the result has been a culture that celebrates expression in its most base form: reaction. Cultural pride has slipped and slided into a state of unaccountability, celebration of the mediocre, and worse, a dismissiveness towards learning. It isn’t a terrible thing, and it isn’t irreversible. We have just taken live and let live a little as far as it should go, a little further actually. It is okay to love who you are, but we should refrain from embracing our shortcomings, because they are all too real, and being passed on within our culture.

    We, as a culture, need to find a way to make learning cool again. As tempting as it is, we can’t achieve it through shame. Shame-based motivation never works long term.

    I think we have to quit placing an emphasis on the overachievers (they are taken care of) and the underachievers (we invest), but have to elevate the middle.

    It shouldn’t be that difficult to find ways to reward effort escalated. Not every child needs to be a “star”, but we should focus more on the middle.

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