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To all you haters out there:  You gotta hand it to Lady Blah-Blah.  Going on the lamestream media to face the wrath of the liberal machine, surely she knew that she was going to be asked about her plans for an alternative to the program she has been railing against for months.  And in typical Palin fashion, she studied hard and prepared a perfect response to the liberal, socialist/fascist health-care huggers.  

Just kidding.  

Warning:  you may need to play it several times to attempt to decipher the incoherent, rambling Palin gibberish session.  But as you learned in English class, the more words you use in a sentence, the more intelligent you sound.

I give you Palin, unedited.

Matt Lauer:  "What are we hearing from the Tea Party in terms of an absolute, realistic plan that can be an alternative to Obamacare?"
Without even thinking, Palin sprung into action:
Said Palin: "The plan is to allow those things that had been proposed over many years to reform a health-care system in America that certainly does need more help so that there's more competition, there's less tort reform threat, there's less trajectory of the cost increases, and those plans have been proposed over and over again. And what thwarts those plans? It's the far left. It's President Obama and his supporters who will not allow the Republicans to usher in free market, patient-centered, doctor-patient relationship links to reform health care."
Got that?

Matt Lauer, clearly not interested in deciphering any of that and not wanting to make her feel bad, simply said "L-L-Let's move on. Let's talk about Chris Christie? Boy, he had a massive win!"

Really, it was a softball interview and Matt Lauer was an embarrassment.  You can't appreciate how bad he was until you listen to him immediately after she said that ball of stupid.  She has had months to think of a coherent response to what an alternative would be (and its not like she has had any real work to do).  A REAL journalist would have called her out on what she said:   "What plans are you talking about that have been proposed over and over?  How is the ACA not free market?"

Or just "I'm sorry, I didn't understand any of that.  What?"

But asking for clarification wouldn't be fair to her fans.  After all, this isn't a real news program, its a talk show interview.  So let's move on to an easy question.  And don't you have a book to plug?  

In fact, don't waste your time on the whole interview.  The today show is a joke.  Just enjoy 1:37-2:31.   You will pine for the intellect of Quayle and Bush.

Because as bad as our leaders can be, I am proud to say that at the very least they can put a coherent sentence together.

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