While the rest of the world laughs at the United States for even entertaining the idea that a person like Newt Gingrich is qualified to be president, he raises the level of his stupidity and pandering insipidity to eleven:
Caller: If you’re fortunate enough to be nominated, would you consider having Sarah Palin as your running mate?
Gingrich: She is certainly one of the people you would look at. I am a great admirer of hers and she was a remarkable reform governor of Alaska, she’s somebody who I think brings a great deal to the possibility of helping in government and that would be one of the possibilities. There are also some very important Cabinet positions that she could fill very, very well. I can’t imagine anybody who would do a better job of driving us to an energy solution than Gov. Palin, for example. Tell her that she would certainly be on the list of one of the people we would consider.
A: No, she would certainly NOT “be on the list of one of the people we would consider” unless you were a complete idiot willing to put the country at risk for the sake of appealing to an uneducated, uninformed, dogmatic group of tea party dumbasses that wouldn’t know a good candidate from a reality television show host.
B: No, Sarah Palin doesn’t know a goddam thing about “energy solutions”. All she knows is how to enrich her state by exploiting its petroleum reserves but doesn’t have a freaking clue about the international oil market and how insignificant domestic oil production is in the entire scope of things. Because of that, there is no way we can impact the price of petroleum based on domestic production. Couple that with Palin’s clear abhorrence of science and what most of the world refers to as “facts”, “knowledge” and “science” and it’s clear to anyone thinking rationally that she should be allowed nowhere near a position that would give her any say whatsoever with regard to what passes for our national energy policy.
And, as a reminder, Newt Gingrich is considered the “thinker”; the “smart” Republican candidate for president.