Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Yes, Andrew, Sarah Palin is a disaster:

Andrew wants to know why I'm more freaked out by the bailout package than by Sarah Palin. There are several answers to this. The first is that I did freak out--just ask Peter Suderman, who obligingly listened to me rant about her for forty-five minutes after her convention speech. The second is that, for all this, with the McCain campaign flaming out so spectacularly, I don't find her that worrisome. The third is that even if she gets into office, there's a better than even chance she won't end up as president. And the fourth is that while the last thing I said about her was hardly complementary, I haven't had as much time as I might have liked to devote to Sarah Palin. Andrew may not have heard, but there have been a few interesting developments in the financial markets over the last few weeks. As an economics blogger, I was regretfully forced to forgo full time devotion to the vice presidential race and turn to more trivial matters.
And finally, do you really expect me to criticize someone whose ambition has led her to accept a position she lacks the qualifications for and who refuses to admit she was wrong when she makes frequent cringe worthy gaffes?
I am Sarah Palin, and if you don't like either of us, you're a misogynist.


Anonymous said...


Is she stupid or just sloppy?

Adam Eli Clem said...

Sully's response here. I love it when these two snipe at one another. McArdle probably thought her sarcasm so withering that Sullivan wouldn't dare re-post it on his page. Now he looks secure and magnanimous while she reads like a cut-rate Heather. Snap!

Anonymous said...

Clem - did you notice that he fixed her "complementary" spelling error without making any note of it?

Adam Eli Clem said...

Ho ho! No, I did not notice that. I suppose he thought a [sic] insufficiently condescending. She'll probably send Sully an email like this:


Of course I meant 'complementary' in the economic sense of the word, i.e. complementary goods, in which one good is used to consume another. I am hardly a good; neither is Sarah Palin. I was not consuming Sarah Palin. Hence, it was quite accurate to write that my last post on Palin was "hardly complementary."


P.S: You are a poof.