A 'refudiation:' They 'misunderestimated' me
GIBRALTAR -- It is said the US President Barack Obama has no love for the British. I know not whether that is true, but he certainly has a command of the Queenâ€™s English. He is a fine orator, so can talk the talk and his writings would indicate he can walk the walk too.
Enter stage far right the woman who would replace him as president in 2012 â€“ Sarah Palin. A challenger she may wish to be but she is certainly challenged. This twit, surely the name for a person who tweets on Twitter, wrote at the weekend the non-word â€œrefudiateâ€ when she clearly meant â€œrepudiateâ€. However when her mistake was picked up by those who monitor her twitterings rather than hold up her hand and say it was a typing error she claimed it was a new word.
Everybody I have spoken to about Sarah Palin â€“men and women â€“ insist the American people would never be so stupid as to elect her to the top office in their land. Surely they wouldnâ€™t hand her the crown so far denied to the highly talented Hilary Clinton? Well as Obama told us â€œYes we canâ€ and if you want further proof of what damage the US voter can inflict on themselves (and us) look no further than George W Bush.
Logic says that George W Bush should never have been anything more than a middle ranking oil exec. Yet he was governor of Texas and thanks to those hanging chads went on to be a two term US President.
He and Palin would make good Twitter companions. Remember it was George who told us: â€œFamilies is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dreamâ€ and â€œI know how hard it is for you to put food on your familyâ€ and least we forget â€œI know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully.â€ It is obvious there is nothing he can teach Palin that she doesnâ€™t know already.
So it would be a brave man or woman who would bet against Sarah Palin being the first woman in the White House as president. As George W Bush reminded us: â€œThey misunderestimated me.â€