Diatribe: Sarah Palin Says Waterboarding Is How We Baptize Terrorists.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin defended the controversial interrogation technique of waterboarding this weekend at the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) annual meeting and even implied that the practice would still be commonplace if she were in charge.
The cut-away in the video that shows the faces in the crowd tells a story all its own. Those people are buying what she’s selling and they frighten me.
Not only does she condone the torture of her fellow human beings, Mrs. Palin celebrates the concept, appears to find it amusing and equates it to Holy Baptism. It disgusts me to no end to think that half the population of the United States voted, in 2008, to elect this lunatic to be second-in-command.
“If I were in charge, they would know that waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists.” – Sarah Palin
Some think she continues to lash out at Sen. John McCain as payback for not supporting her enough after picking her as his running mate in 2008. Many conservatives are taken aback by these outlandish comments and calling them sacrilegious. After all, in the Christian catechism, baptism is a voluntary act that can point toward eternal life which is probably not what Palin thinks waterboarding of terror suspects can accomplish.
Personally, I think she’s simply giving her audience what they want. She’s made a career of pandering to her “fan base” and her outlandish remarks this weekend are simply a continuation of her desperate attempt to remain relevant. Like so many of her absurd statements in the past, blathering on like this serve little other purpose.
And it still works. She’s making headlines again.
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