|Quoting Alias1024 (Reply 3):|
Just a slip of the tongue. Pretty easy to understand when both countries names have the same word in them.
North Carolina, South Carolina.... North Dakota, South Dakota. No difference is there?
|Quoting Yellowstone (Reply 9):|
Took me a moment to realize that you weren't calling Australia a totalitarian state!
No, it's the harmless democratic free society....
|Quoting GuitrThree (Reply 16):|
You'll quickly notice that BEFORE she made the slip up, she questions the White House's plan on sanctions on the actions of NORTH Korea. Then, after that, she does the slip up.
I dunno.... She did seem to be doing really well up until that point. But how on Earth can you make that error? It's indicative that she really is a vapid attack-dog. She's strong on attack but when it's time to put forward her own argument suddenly the depth disappears and we are left with a cardboard cut out of what appears to be a human.
People from the States on this discussion board lament ad nauseum about how their politicians are of such low quality. "They're stupid." "They're dumb." They're spineless." It's like they're all posers and idiots who just fill half the shoes of some great "Leader" like Lincoln.... and yet.... knee-jerk reactions suddenly kick in when their horse comes up last in the running and slagged by the 'other side'. On BOTH sides. Honestly, whatever comes down the pipeline is well deserved.
Not that we're much better off elsewhere. But if you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got. If you want better, demand better of your own people. And if they don't cut the mustard, find someone else who does!
In the 1990s, the joke in Canada was, Q:"When do you know Brian Mulroney is lying?" A: "When his lips are moving."
At least you knew
it even though you could never put your finger on the actual act. (It got damned close though!)
But with someone like Palin, you never know when you're dealing with the truth and/or reality, or when you're dealing with a lie/delusion. Slip of the tongue? Mean Katie Couric and "Gotcha journalism"? That's
what makes her dangerous. And not dangerous in the "blow up the whole world" dangerous, but because you never know who's at the levers and controls behind her pretty eyes and her ridiculous sound bites- slip ups and all.
|Quoting TransIsland (Reply 20):|
She does not say "sanctions," she says "to sanction what North Korea is gonna do."
I thought I heard it that way. So yes, it is worse. However, I truly don't think that Mrs. Palin can make that distinction. Nor could GWB. So I decided to take it in the context it was given and resolved the confusion. Surely she couldn't be sanctioning North Korea.
Or is it South Korea she's sanctioning? Maybe she's actually using "sanction" in the punitive sense which, if that were the case, she's used the wrong tense because what North Korea has already done was done in the past.
So maybe she means to impose sanctions for what North Korea did and sanction the actions that South Korea will do.
Or maybe she means to sanction what North Korea did and impose sanctions for the actions what South Korea will do.
Or maybe she just means to sanction "Korea" because it's easier to say "Sanction" than to read the CIA
précis on the history of the conflict and viscerally understand that the peninsula is merely in cease-fire mode.
Maybe she says
"sanction" but means
"bomb" and the 'North / South' thing is just an inconvenience because one is "evil", and the other takes American jobs.
Trouble is, with her loose use of language and lack of substance to project nuance or even basic consistency, one really never knows.