Victor Reppert has done a post on “Sarah Palin's Debate Flow Chart”:
But the laugh is on Reppert. Reppert is, himself, the parody of Sarah Palin. It would be easy to do a flow chart on Reppert, diagramming his intellectual charlantry. Indeed, his treatment of the presidential campaign is as fine an illustration as any. We just need the male counterpart to Tina Fey to play Victor Reppert. Is Dana Carvey available?
Does Palin know as much about domestic policy as Newt Gingrich? No. Does Palin know as much about foreign policy as John Bolton? No.
But for someone who’s only been on the national stage for 5 weeks (at the time of her debate), she proved herself to be a quick study.
More instructive, for those of us who, unlike Reppert, care about the facts, was Biden’s performance after 36 years on the national stage. Biden does a wonderful impersonation of someone who knows what he’s talking about. It reminds me of Peter Ustinov doing an impersonation of a Russian. Ustinov could fake Russian. It was total gibberish, but it sounded like the real thing.
Now, Reppert pretends to care about honesty in politics. He feigns indignation at the alleged dishonesty of Palin about the Bridge to Nowhere.
But, as usual, Reppert is just a poseur. If he really cared about honesty in politics, he would make some effort to double check Biden’s gaffe-riddled performance. In the age of the Internet, information is just a mouse-click away. Let’s take a few examples:
If you hooked up Biden to a polygraph, it would burst into flames.
Beyond Biden is the question of who’s primarily to blame for the current financial crisis:
Then there’s the candidate that Reppert voted for. Given his profession of concern about honesty in politics, why doesn’t it bother him that Obama is stonewalling about his academic performance?
What are Obama’s credentials to be president, anyway?
He has an Ivy League education, yet he refuses to release his college transcripts.
Even the New York Times admits, in a roundabout way, that he only became editor of the Harvard Law Review through racial tokenism rather than academic merit:
He then became a “community activist,” which is a euphemism for ambulance chaser.
In order make it up the political ladder, he formed cynical, but expedient alliances with the most corrupt elements of the Chicago machine.
His time in the Illinois state legislature was distinguished by two things: voting present and opposing the Born Alive Act.
He’s a first-term senator whose Congressional experience has been distinguished by two things: running for president and having the most far left voting record of any senator.
No wonder Reppert is plugging the Obama/Biden ticket: one lightweight likes another.