Sarah Palin

Palin Is Reeeeally Slow on the Uptake

Of course we all know that. But she's slower than most wingnuts. I watched some of her appearance in the Random Blonde Guest chair on O'Reilly last night and was a little shocked to hear that as of a year ago -- late 2008 -- she still thought Saddam Hussein was behind the terrorist attacks of September 11.

Benen puts this into perspective:

In October 2003, the Program on International Policy Attitudes at the University of Maryland conducted a thorough study of Americans' knowledge about current events, particularly on issues related to national security and foreign policy. The notion of Iraq being responsible for 9/11 was used as a baseline for ignorance -- those who still believed that six months after the war began were considered confused and ill-informed.

Confused and ill-informed. Right on.