Sarah Palin has dug an even bigger hole for herself after criticising President Obama’s State of the Union address on Fox news.
Critics have been quick to slam former governor of Alaska and onetime Vice Presidential candidate for banging on about how the President’s “Winning the Future” catchphrase, used during the SOTU speech, was fitting because it could be construed as the acronym “WTF”, ie “What the Fuck?”
“His theme last night in the State of the Union was the ‘WTF,’ you know, “Winning the Future.” Palin wittered “And I thought, ‘OK, that acronym, spot on.’ There were a lot of ‘WTF’ moments throughout that speech.”
“Is that really an appropriate pun for a mother and a serious politician to make?” asked The Telegraph.
She then laid into Obama for using the term “Sputnik moment” to describe how the USA took on early Soviet success in space exploration by developing their own technology and ultimately out-innovating the Russians.
Seeming to misunderstand his analogy she ploughed on haplessly, saying:
“That was another one of those WTF moments, when he so often repeated this Sputnik moment that he would aspire Americans to celebrate. And he needs to remember that what happened back then with the former communist USSR and their victory in that race to space, yes, they won, but they also incurred so much debt at the time that it resulted in the inevitable collapse of the Soviet Union.”
Various political blogs were quick to ridicule Palin.
“God bless Sarah Palin. She is the gift that keeps on giving,” mocked liberal blog Huffington Post. “Every single day, the former governor of Alaska and former Vice Presidential candidate offers up inappropriate, inaccurate and/or ill-conceived commentary, embarrassing herself, her political affiliation and subsequently anyone who has ever publicly supported her.”
Palin who is expected to throw her hat in the ring as the Republican candidate for the 2012 Presidential race has failed to impress the public and political pundits with her political nous, or lack thereof.
In the wake of the Tucson shootings on January 8 which left six people dead and Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords fighting for her life, Palin caused controversy by releasing a video saying that the Left’s claims that her rhetoric could have contributed to the shootings were a “blood libel”.
The term “blood libel” has historically been used to justify the killing or expulsion of Jews. Doh!