The Brilliance Of Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin, so-called advocate for the disabled and children with special needs, doesn’t seem to know a whole heck of a lot about the cause she’s supposedly so committed to.

Am I in the middle of a nightmare that won’t end, or did this idiot just mock fruit fly research in the context of discussing how to help special needs children?

Good Gawd! Does this woman read anything besides bibles and teleprompters?

Fruit Fly Research Illuminates Human Health, by Alison Davis

Decades of study have revealed that the tiny insects, which bear little resemblance to people, nevertheless share much of our genetic heritage. Fruit flies possess strikingly similar versions of the genes that promote normal human development and, when altered, contribute to disease.

The NIH Record

And there’s more:

Fruit Fly Research Set To Revolutionize Study Of Birth Defects

ScienceDaily (Nov. 22, 2005) — A Queen’s University study of fruit flies that may revolutionize the way birth defects are studied has identified the genes affected by a widely prescribed drug known to cause birth defects.

Science Daily

But it gets even better:

Specific Brain Protein Required For Nerve Cell Connections To Form And Function

[S]cientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have shown that a protein called neurexin is required for these nerve cell connections to form and function correctly.

The discovery, made in Drosophila fruit flies may lead to advances in understanding autism spectrum disorders, as recently, human neurexins have been identified as a genetic risk factor for autism.

Science Daily

After saying that “no bureaucracy should stand in the way of special needs kids” she mocks the very research that benefits special needs kids and suggests that funding for it be cut or eliminated. According to Palin, it’s money wasted on a “political pet project that really [doesn’t] make a whole lot of sense” and “has little or nothing to do with the public good”.

Fucking brilliant!

Richard Wolfe, says to Keith Olbermann:

Keith, I’m going to be as restrained and measured as I possibly can about this. This is the most mindless, ignorant, uninformed comment we have seen from Governor Palin so far, and there’s been a lot of competition for that prize.

Please watch this short clip to hear Richard explain precisely why this is Palin’s worst blunder to date:

Posted by Lottie — Copyright © 2008 Rambling On

9 responses to “The Brilliance Of Sarah Palin

  • Postman

    Thanks, Lottie. My sister works with autistic children, so these sorts of stories catch my eye. This is yet one more reason, (as if we needed another), to get out and vote in ten days.

  • Lottie

    Absolutely! It’s unthinkable that this woman could hold such a powerful position. Just the thought of it makes me physically ill. Literally.

    The world needs more people like your sister.

  • Mike

    Agh. Gack. Nnnyugn…

    Teh stupid! It burns! It burns!

    Seriously, what was she thinking? Even once you get past the snide comments about earmarks (Hey, Sarah; want to lie to us again about how you didn’t support that bridge?), the casual xenophobia and folksy wordsalad, none of it makes the slightest bit of sense. Who the hell is letting this woman out in public to talk about stuff she knows nothing about?

    She’s so phenomenally stupid that I keep looking hard at her face to see if Dan Quayle had plastic surgery and a sex change to try and sneak back into the White House…

  • Terra

    Really before we mock research, no matter how silly it sounds on the outside… We need to know the reasons for the research, or reasons… I agree not a smart move…

  • Lottie

    Sorry, Mike. I forgot to tell you put on your goggles before watching the video. 😆

    Terra: Thanks for commenting. You’re absolutely right.

    I’ve just come from reading your blog. Your perspective as a first-time voter is very interesting. I was especially touched by your open letter to John McCain.

    Thanks again for commenting. Please feel free to stop by any time.

  • Gary Murning

    Bugger — I wish I’d seen this before posting my latest piece on her LOL.

    She’s never liked fruit flies, I’ll bet, ever since she heard about the famous “gay gene” episode where genetically modified “gay” male fruit flies were seen to form what can only be described as “a daisy chain”! And they had so much fun that the unmodified “straight” fruit flies joined in!

    Seriously, though, the whole nonsensical fruit fly reference aside, I’m betting her understanding of so-called special needs education is about as extensive as it was back in the day when far more intelligent people than her were first asking the questions that needed to be asked — and still getting it wrong!

    Maybe I should send her a copy of Children of the Resolution? A large print version, naturally, with all the long words excised and lots of pretty pictures with captions underneath. This Is a Wheelchair, for example.

    Nah, maybe not. She might actually invite me on board as her advisor — and I don’t think I could advise her on special-needs issues and work with the RNC on improving her image!

  • Lottie

    Or the RNC could have considered its own image and left Palin in Alaska!

    And you could send her a copy of Children, but I doubt she’d (be able to) read it. 😆

  • dhconcerts

    I need to figure out how to quote you. 🙂

  • Lottie

    Thanks for reading! 😀

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