Sarah Palin, the poster girl for the shallowness of American politics, keeps her foot in her mouth so much that she probably needs athlete’s foot powder for mouthwash.
Her latest slip of the lip came in a Facebook posting that said:
Why the lies? Why the cover up? Why the dissembling about the cause of the murder of our ambassador on the anniversary of the worst terrorist attacks on American soil? We deserve answers to this. President Obama’s shuck and jive shtick with these Benghazi lies must end.
Those who make the mistake of taking Palin seriously jumped on the comment as racist.
Wrote CNN’s Roland Martin:
‘Shucking and jiving‘ have long been words used as a negative assessment of African Americans, along the lines of a ‘foot shufflin’ Negro.’ In fact, I don’t recall ever hearing the phrase used in reference to anyone white.
Shuck and jive, that’s like talking about watermelon… for Jews, talking about Jews are greedy or the Irish are drunk.
Palin fired back in another Facebook post:
For the record, there was nothing remotely racist in my use of the phrase ‘shuck and jive’—a phrase which many people have used, including Chris Matthews, Andrew Cuomo, and White House Press Secretary Jay Carney to name a few off the top of my head.
Political strategist Andy Collins tells Capitol Hill Blue that people make a mistake when they take Sarah Palin seriously.
“She’s a flake and an embarrassment to Republicans,” Collins says. “The best way to deal with Palin is to ignore her.