Bill Maher said on his show Friday night that the American people finally found someone dumber than them in Sarah Palin. Now, that sounds harsh, and someone recently criticized me for using the word "stupid" in reference to certain people, but what is it to be called when someone is intelligent enough to become the governor of a state in the U.S., yet still believes that the Flintstones are a documentary?
You see, I don't use the word stupid to demean people of low intellectual functioning; to me, stupid is when someone of normal or high intellectual functioning has such a huge and distorted ego, so much primitive pride, that they take preposterous positions or do ludicrous things or spout dogma and don't care one bit about the consequences.
This unbelievable news item was in the Los Angeles Times today:
Anchorage, Alaska - "Soon after Sarah Palin was elected mayor of the foothill town of Wasilla, Alaska, she startled a local music teacher by insisting in casual conversation that men and dinosaurs coexisted on an Earth created 6,000 years ago -- about 65 million years after scientists say most dinosaurs became extinct -- the teacher said. When asked about prehistoric fossils and tracks dating back millions of years, Palin said she had seen pictures of human footprints inside the tracks."
I'm sorry, Wilma, but... HOW STUPID ARE WE?!