Sep 1, 2008

If English was good enough for Jesus Christ...

Ma Ferguson probably never said "If English was good enough for Jesus Christ, it's good enough for Texas", but Sarah Palin not only said, but actually wrote, something very similar:
11. Are you offended by the phrase “Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance? Why or why not?
SP: Not on your life. If it was good enough for the founding fathers, its good enough for me and I’ll fight in defense of our Pledge of Allegiance.

Jesus Christ! Thanks to JLFinch for pointing this out, as well as explaining why Palin's statement is ignorant drivel, so I don't have to. (I have little patience for elementary stuff like that.)

To be fair, Palin doesn't suffer from double standards in the area of education; she supports the right of everyone else to grow up to be as ignorant as she is:

Parents should have the ultimate control over what their children are taught.

However, she may have to negotiate this one with her new boss:

6a. Do you support the expansion of gambling in Alaska?
SP: No, in so many cases, gambling has shown ill effects on families and as Governor I would not propose expansion legislation.

Ooops. McCain loves playing craps, for thousands of dollars at a time.

UPDATE: As Phyllis Schlafly's Eagle Forum has scrubbed the page that's embarrassing for their friend Palin, I updated the link to the web archive of the page. H/T to Michael Heath.

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