Donald Trump and Sarah Palin: a marriage made in Republican heaven perhaps, but a terrifying proposition for the rest of the world.
Standing in front of a life-size, rifle-toting model of John Wayne, the right-wing Alaskan politician explained why she was offering her endorsement to the billionaire tycoon’s Presidential bid.
Here’s a choice excerpt from her bizarre speech:
Her speech included a whole batch of new Palin-isms, including:
“Can I get a hallelujah?”
“Right-wingin’, bitter-clingin’, proud clingers of our guns, our God, and our religions and our Constitution.”
“They’ve been wearing this political correctness kind of like a suicide vest”
Many have already mocked the alliance, pointing out that an endorsement from a Palin might not be such a great thing.
Being endorsed for President by Sarah Palin is like being endorsed for whispering by Brian Blessed.
— Larry the Cat (@Number10cat) January 20, 2016
While others took solace in the fact that at least Tina Fey will get to do her Palin impression on Saturday Night Live again…
To make the return of Palin to the political scene, here are some of her famous words of wisdom…
On America’s enemies:
“Come on. Enemies, who would utterly annihilate America, they who’d obviously have information on plots, to carry out Jihad. Oh, but you can’t offend them, can’t make them feel uncomfortable, not even a smidgen. Well, if I were in charge, they would know that waterboarding is how we’d baptize terrorists.”
On the Korean tensions:
“But obviously, we’ve got to stand with our North Korean allies.”
On speaking American:
“We can send a message and say, ‘You want to be in America, A, you’d better be here legally or you’re out of here. B, when you’re here, let’s speak American.”
On her experience of foreign policy as a resident of Alaska:
“As Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where– where do they go? It’s Alaska. It’s just right over the border.”
On nuclear weapons:
“Mr. President, the only thing that stops a bad guy with a nuke is a good guy with a nuke.”
When asked which newspaper or magazine she reads:
“All of ’em, any of ’em that have been in front of me over all these years.”
On why she made up the new word refudiate:
“‘Refudiate,’ ‘misunderestimate,’ ‘wee-wee’d up.’ English is a living language. Shakespeare liked to coin new words too. Got to celebrate it!’
Her solution for cleaning up an oil spill:
“The Dutch and the Norwegians, they are known for dikes and for cleaning up water and for dealing with spills.”
On Government departments that don’t exist:
“I think on a national level, your Department of Law there in the White House would look at some of the things that we’ve been charged with and automatically throw them out.”
When asked if America should go to war with Russia:
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