- Sarah Palin did not know that Africa is a continent. She thought it was a country.
- Palin could not name the countries of North America.
You can see the video at The Huffington Post.
I'm almost feeling sorry for her, especially after listening to the funny but mean Sarkozy prank call.
My sister Andrea thinks they should let her keep the clothes as a consolation prize.
From the Washington Post:
Six-term Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.) resigned yesterday amid reports that he had sent sexually explicit e-mails to at least one underage male former page....
Foley chaired the House caucus on missing and exploited children and was credited with writing the sexual-predator provisions of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, which Bush signed in July.
I wonder if the emails and instant messages he sent violate the law he wrote.
Editor and Publisher reports on the "'tribute' to President Bush" by "faux talk show host Stephen Colbert at the White House Correspondent Dinner". Some of my favorite excerpts from the article:
Colbert, who spoke in the guise of his talk show character, who ostensibly supports the president strongly, urged the Bush to ignore his low approval ratings, saying they were based on reality, â€œand reality has a well-known liberal bias.â€
He attacked those in the press who claim that the shake-up at the White House was merely re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. â€œThis administration is soaring, not sinking,â€ he said. â€œIf anything, they are re-arranging the deck chairs on the Hindenburg.â€....
Observing that Bush sticks to his principles, he said, "When the president decides something on Monday, he still believes it on Wednesday - no matter what happened Tuesday."....
Addressing the reporters, he said, "Let's review the rules. Here's how it works. The president makes decisions, heâ€™s the decider. The press secretary announces those decisions, and you people of the press type those decisions down. Make, announce, type. Put them through a spell check and go home. Get to know your family again. Make love to your wife. Write that novel you got kicking around in your head. You know, the one about the intrepid Washington reporter with the courage to stand up to the administration. You know--fiction."
Apparently, Bush "stopped smiling about halfway through Colbert".
Update (5/6/2006): You can view an authorized copy at Google Video.
Sources: Crooks and Liars via boingboing via Google Blogoscoped. I found the photo at http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/3460/2269/320/r3282836043.jpg via Main St. USA with the caption "Pay no attention to that little man in the corner".
George Deutsch, the presidential appointee to NASA who tried to change NASA's website to refer to the Big Bang as a "theory", has resigned in disgrace, following blogger Scientist Activist's discovery that he had not graduated college, as he had claimed on his resume. For more, see:
- A Young Bush Appointee Resigns His Post at NASA (New York Times)
- NASA Public-Affairs Appointee Resigns in Disgrace (Slashdot)
My favorite Slashdot commentary:
What you people don't understand is that he could have graduated from college in theory!