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WTF? Spudnut? Sputnik? Sarah Palin on Obama's SOTU

Sarah Palin has a Spudnut moment
Sarah Palin has a Spudnut moment

Fox News contributor, former half term governor and failed vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin had a few WTF moments Wednesday night while telling fellow Fox News on air personality Greta Van Susteren her take on Spudnut, Sputnik and President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.

Excerpts of Palin's remarks follow:


And his theme last night... was the "WTF," you know, "Winning the Future." And I thought, "OK, that acronym, spot on." There were a lot of "WTF" moments throughout that speech.


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.


You know what we need is a "spudnut" moment. And here's where I'm going with this, Greta
Well, the Spudnut shop in Richland, Washington -- it's a bakery, it's a little coffee shop that's so successful, 60-some years, generation to generation, a family-owned business not looking for government to bail them out and to make their decisions for them. It's just hard-working, patriotic Americans in this shop.

To summarize: As for winning the future, Palin says "WTF" - As for the cold war, Sputnik was responsible for the fall of the Soviet union - As for potato donuts, America needs a "Spudnut" moment.



  • And with that... 4 years ago

    Sarwah relinquished all hope of a Presidential run, opting to become a rodeo clown instead.

  • Steve 4 years ago


  • labman57 4 years ago

    Wow. Once again, Palin shows an inability to take responsibility for her own failures and shortcomings. This is yet another one of Palin's fatal flaws -- she is totally incapable of ever admitting that she made a mistake in a tweet, Facebook posting, speech, or during an interview.

    "Hello, America. My name is Sarah Palin, and I am so blessed that my sh*t don't stink, don't ya know."

    In Palin's infamous Sputnik moment, Sarah was trying to take a Six Degrees of Separation approach to explaining causal relationships in major historical events. This is what happens when you have a simplistic, comic book-level understanding of world history.

    Palin has repeatedly demonstrated an inability for cogent, rational, substantive extemporaneous speaking, largely the result of her brain being on auto-pilot as she relies almost exclusively on memorized shallow, often snarky talking points during her speeches and (exclusively T-ball) interviews.

    Bottom line. Palin won't waste her time with any interviewer who will not guarantee

    1) advanced screening of all questions

    2) no followup questions without her realtime permission.

    On the other hand, her continual need to rationalize and justify her frequent faux pas with irrational and fabricated backstories illustrates why she is regarded as the Tommy Flanagan of national politics.

  • steve 4 years ago

    Great Post labman57

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