Sarah Palin's most singularly offensive quality is the one she shares with George Bush: a near-lethal combination of arrogance and ignorance -- as if incurious provincialism is something to revel in and be smug about, rather than be embarrassed by. Case in point, this laughable exchange from yesterday's interview with Katie Couric:
Couric: You met yesterday with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who is for direct diplomacy with both Iran and Syria. Do you believe the U.S. should negotiate with leaders like President Assad and Ahmadinejad?
Palin: I think, with Ahmadinejad, personally, he is not one to negotiate with. You can't just sit down with him with no preconditions being met. Barack Obama is so off-base in his proclamation that he would meet with some of these leaders around our world who would seek to destroy America and that, and without preconditions being met. That's beyond naïve. And it's beyond bad judgment.
Couric: Are you saying Henry Kissinger ... is naïve for supporting that?
So let's recap: Henry Kissinger, who was secretly waging wars in countries Sarah Palin's never evern heard of while she was giving her first blow jobs to boys to get them to like her, is naïve and Palin has the credentials to say so.
Seriously, when can we put this fucking idiot behind us and let her get back to waiting for the rapture?