Wednesday, October 01, 2008

zomg teh Palin, continued

More with Katie Couric: Palin says she disagrees with Roe v. Wade. OK so far. Then she says she believes in a constitutional right to privacy. Oopsie. Not to get all wonky here, but the argument over the implicit constitutional right to privacy is the basis for the legal argument over Roe v. Wade.

If there is indeed a constitutional right to privacy, then Roe v. Wade was a good legal decision. If the right to privacy is just something that a liberal Supreme Court pulled out of its butt -- as a lot of conservatives argue -- then Roe v. Wade was a bad legal decision. But Palin obviously doesn't know that.

Of course, the interview gets even worse better:

Couric: What other Supreme Court decisions do you disagree with?

Palin: Well, let's see. There's, of course in the great history of America there have been rulings, that's never going to be absolute consensus by every American. And there are those issues, again, like Roe v. Wade, where I believe are best held on a state level and addressed there. So you know, going through the history of America, there would be others but …

Couric: Can you think of any?

Palin: Well, I could think of … any again, that could be best dealt with on a more local level. Maybe I would take issue with. But, you know, as a mayor, and then as a governor and even as a vice president, if I'm so privileged to serve, wouldn't be in a position of changing those things but in supporting the law of the land as it reads today.

Bonus: Go here to compare how Biden answers the same questions. Watch the video and compare them. Draw your own conclusions, but for me, Palin's officially moved into more-sad-than-funny territory.

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