Sarah Palin’s Perry Mason Moment

“I admit, at this point in her testimony, I was a little impressed. Palin in no way resembled the caricature I had in my head. She was confident, articulate, and—somewhat to my surprise—quite lucid. I’m not saying she was Stephen Hawking, but she at least evinced a sort of horse sense, paired with grinning charisma, that you could imagine might make her an effective mayor or governor. Then, about a half hour in, the wheels came off.”

Seth Stevenson

Donald’s Latest Palinesque Word Salad

The New York Times has posted the transcript from its reporters’ and editors’ sit-down with Donald last week. It reminds us again that the man is barely articulate, can’t formulate a sentence or keep a thought in his head.

The full transcript is here. Read it and weep for our country.

A brief peroration on birds and windmills follows:


Trump’s Debate Answer on Cybersecurity Was Palinesque Word Salad

Now, whether that was Russia, whether that was China, whether it was another country, we don’t know, because the truth is, under President Obama we’ve lost control of things that we used to have control over. We came in with the Internet, we came up with the Internet, and I think Secretary Clinton and myself would agree very much, when you look at what [the Islamic State] is doing with the Internet, they’re beating us at our own game. ISIS. So we have to get very, very tough on cyber and cyber warfare. It is — it is a huge problem. I have a son. He’s 10 years old. He has computers. He is so good with these computers, it’s unbelievable. The security aspect of cyber is very, very tough. And maybe it’s hardly doable.

– Donald Trump’s Sarah Palinesque word salad response to a question about cybersecurity during the first 2016 presidential debate.