PDS: Palin Derangement Syndrome

PDS: Palin Derangement Synmdrome = Holding the mistaken belief that Sarah Palin is in any way qualified to be President of the United States.

I’ve been reading and watching a whole bunch of Vice-Presidential “debate” reactions and I think I’ve located a fairly new psychological disorder (golly, it has only been happening for like 6 weeks now).   For some reason it only takes hold in the most partisan and hackish pundits.  Indeed, we have now a very simple test to see if a pundit is rational or “in the tank” (or tanked).

Simply ask them if they think Governor Palin is qualified to be President.  If they say yes, then they have PDS and should be ignored in all political matters until after the election.  If they say no, then they retain at least a slight bit of political acumen.  Note this has nothing to do with party affiliation, just a question with a simple and obvious answer to an objective oberver.

For those under the miskaken impression that “winkin'” and “lookin’ adorable” are qualifications for the Presdiency, please realize this is one of the first signs of PDS and now would be a good time to stop talkin’ all political under you read up and have some idea about what the heck is goin on.

Winkie!! For President 08-16!!

Winkie!! For President 08-16!!

 And if you *really* think Palin has the “executive experience” she needs to run the country….realize that for the *vast* majority of her political career, her office had a drive-through window.

No shit.

This was where you buy the rape kits.
This was where you buy the rape kits.

Yes, that is a drive-through right over there.  Yes, this is the “experience” that sufferers of PDS believe is sufficient to run a country in the midst of an economic crisis, two shooting wars, and three soft ones.

Oh, and our last “folksy” President has run the country into the ground/off a cliff/into a wall…pick your metaphor, they all work.   This is perhaps the single most damning aspect of PDS.  These same pundits just saw what happened when you give a young governor with little intellectual curiousity and a great deal of personal charm and no foreign policy experience the reigns of power.  Perhaps they think Bush has been a success.  Yes, that would explain it.

And would, of course, even further disqualify them from being seen as having a rational viewpoint.