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Monday, September 22, 2008

San Harris on Sarah Palin

I of course hate the fact that I have to waste even a few minutes of my day to address the farce of a candidate that Sarah Palin is. However, one of my favorite authors, Sam Harris, has a new essay in the Newsweek that you need to read. Here's a flavor:

I believe that with the nomination of Sarah Palin for the vice presidency, the silliness of our politics has finally put our nation at risk. The world is growing more complex—and dangerous—with each passing hour, and our position within it growing more precarious. Should she become president, Palin seems capable of enacting policies so detached from the common interests of humanity, and from empirical reality, as to unite the entire world against us. When asked why she is qualified to shoulder more responsibility than any person has held in human history, Palin cites her refusal to hesitate. "You can't blink," she told Gibson repeatedly, as though this were a primordial truth of wise governance. Let us hope that a President Palin would blink, again and again, while more thoughtful people decide the fate of civilization.

Read the Whole Article Here