Idiot’s Delight

l mccainpalin 0 Idiots DelightThe New York Times features an exhaustive report today on the feuding between the McCain and Palin camps, but it is best savored while listening to Carl Cameron of Fox News Channel, who finally spills what he has been hearing for months from McCain insiders or “folks” as he calls them. This quote proves that Cameron has an unappreciated talent for understatement:

We are told by folks that she didn’t know what countries were in NAFTA – the North American Free Trade Agreement – that being Canada, the US and Mexico. And we’re told she didn’t understand that Africa is a continent rather than just a country just in itself – a whole host of questions that caused serious problems about her knowledgeability.

Serious problems indeed. Cameron goes on to warn that these revelations are only the first rumblings (from those same folks) of “an avalanche that will continue for many days now of story upon story of the foibles of Sarah Palin.”

What is hard to understand is how these snipes on the poor hockey mom absolve or excuse the McCain campaign team. Aren’t they the idiots who decided this woman should be vice president?