Saucers of Mud

November 8, 2008

Out of Context

Filed under: Uncategorized — matt w @ 7:10 pm

Is there any way to interpret what Sarah Palin says here other than as an admission that she was asked what countries were involved in NAFTA and answered “Africa”? “Taken out of context” is universal code for “true.”

[UPDATE: Oh Lord, these guys? (via) But, correct me if I’m wrong, I think that story says that “Eisenstadt” falsely claimed to be the source of the Palin story, not that Eisenstadt was the source of the story and the story was false.]



  1. New York supports your view, says that the Eisenstadt claim to be a source was a hoax but that Fox stood by the story that Palin didn’t know that Africa was a continent, not a country.

    Comment by Matt's mom — November 14, 2008 @ 3:47 pm

  2. Hey, did you know that it was actually me who gave the Pentagon Papers to the NY Times? I let Ellsberg hog the glory.

    Comment by Ben — November 15, 2008 @ 12:12 am

  3. Unfortunately for your view, Palin speaking is not plain speaking. You can’t confidently tie any interpretation to a stream of consciousness artist like the author of this:

    “Sitting here in these chairs that I’m going to be proposing but in working with these governors who again on the front lines are forced to and it’s our privileged obligation to find solutions to the challenges facing our own states every day being held accountable, not being just one of many just casting votes or voting present every once in a while, we don’t get away with that.”

    Comment by Anders — November 17, 2008 @ 3:50 pm

  4. Sarah Palin disproves Chomsky’s theory that syntax is innate.

    Alternative theory: Sarah Palin talks like a drunk guy at a party. It actually works fairly well.

    Comment by Ben — November 18, 2008 @ 7:36 pm

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