John McCain announced that he was running for president to confront the "transcendent challenge" of the 21st century, "radical Islamic extremism," contrasting it with "stability, tolerance and democracy." But the values of his handpicked running mate, Sarah Palin, more resemble those of Muslim fundamentalists than they do those of the Founding Fathers. On censorship, the teaching of creationism in schools, reproductive rights, attributing government policy to God's will and climate change, Palin agrees with Hamas and Saudi Arabia rather than supporting tolerance and democratic precepts. What is the difference between Palin and a Muslim fundamentalist? Lipstick.
It's hard to know where to start when fallacies, lies, and distortions abound so numerously. One can simply ascertain this essay is nothing more than the ravings of a crazed delusional idiot. You know the kind, the one that you cannot get a word in edgewise, because the argument is closed, the decision has been made, and damn the facts. Misinformation is presented as fact and their only evidence is shouting down those that disagree with their blatant hyperbole and exaggerations.
But maybe someone that is near and dear to Juan could help him out of his distorted perceptions and thinking. Maybe they should send Juan Cole a link to this article. It pretty much deconstructs every last falsehood that has been presented on Sarah Palin, since the announcement of her joining the McCain ticket. It may be too late to help Juan, but think of the humanity it can still save.