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(NewsBusters)   You know those SAT scores of Palin's that Kos and Wonkette posted? Yeah, well, not so much   (newsbusters.org) divider line 215
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2008-10-13 09:46:45 AM
Kos didn't post it. Some guy called Sharkmeister posted it on Kos's website.

And even he said "I have no idea if it's true".

The more you know.
 
2008-10-13 09:53:53 AM
I don't know that many people bought it, but they had fun with it.

However, many on the left AND right think she probably is "dull normal."
 
2008-10-13 10:00:38 AM
Ahhh_Ennui: I don't know that many people bought it

You're shiattin' me, right?
 
2008-10-13 10:01:05 AM
her real scores are worse
 
2008-10-13 10:04:34 AM
There should be lawsuits.
 
2008-10-13 10:07:56 AM
Dancin_In_Anson: Ahhh_Ennui: I don't know that many people bought it

You're shiattin' me, right?


I'm basing this on a real-world, but totally analytical, basis. While there was a lot of wishful thinking, I don't know anyone who did.

But I'm always underestimating stupidity. Even my own.
 
2008-10-13 10:08:23 AM
Oh it's totally true. I got it from a "reliable" source. He always sends me these interesting news articles. Did you know that Bat Boy is getting married? My how time flies!
 
2008-10-13 10:08:44 AM
Ahhh_Ennui: Dancin_In_Anson: Ahhh_Ennui: I don't know that many people bought it

You're shiattin' me, right?

I'm basing this on a real-world, but totally analytical anecdotal, basis. While there was a lot of wishful thinking, I don't know anyone who did.

But I'm always underestimating stupidity. Even my own.


Heh.
 
2008-10-13 10:11:17 AM
SpeshilEdjukashin: There should be lawsuits.

Just as there should be slander lawsuits against the folks perpetuating the Obama = secret muslim terrorist myths, right?

Right?
 
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2008-10-13 10:12:02 AM
Jackpot777: Kos didn't post it. Some guy called Sharkmeister posted it on Kos's website.

And even he said "I have no idea if it's true".


NewsBusters has never let facts get in the way of its right-wing propaganda in the past. Why would it start now?
 
2008-10-13 10:16:09 AM
SpeshilEdjukashin: There should be lawsuits.

PurplePimpSaber: Just as there should be slander lawsuits against the folks perpetuating the Obama = secret muslim terrorist myths, right?

Right?


Pwned, yet again.

I'm waiting for my special lawsuit for answering your posts = harassment from thread to thread
 
2008-10-13 10:22:17 AM
darkhorse23:answering your posts = harassment from thread to thread

This is where we sign up for harassment?

/Gets in line
 
2008-10-13 10:23:04 AM
Drathus: /Gets in line

And next time I'll even remember to close my tags!
 
2008-10-13 10:30:25 AM
i36.tinypic.com
 
2008-10-13 10:34:29 AM
Well, the documents may be outright forgery but, the content is accurate --Dan Rather
 
2008-10-13 10:46:32 AM
Well I guess that proves she's smart.
 
2008-10-13 10:47:35 AM
guys, i also just found out that we were looking at a fake obama birth certificate, and he isn't really from "kenyatown, kenya" and isn't really muslim "as all hell".
 
2008-10-13 10:54:06 AM
Uhm... well, yes it can be a fake. But the evidence to prove such isn't very good. Their 'proof' is that it was stolen because there is another card out there just like it, except different scores and a different person's info.

You know, because very single SAT card is a different color and with different grid sizes.
 
2008-10-13 11:00:23 AM
HulkHands: Uhm... well, yes it can be a fake. But the evidence to prove such isn't very good. Their 'proof' is that it was stolen because there is another card out there just like it, except different scores and a different person's info.

You know, because very single SAT card is a different color and with different grid sizes.


I remember this when it came out the first time. I think it was defended as "fake but accurate" in 2004.
 
2008-10-13 11:05:15 AM
burndtdan: guys, i also just found out that we were looking at a fake obama birth certificate, and he isn't really from "kenyatown, kenya" and isn't really muslim "as all hell".

Get OUT.

:O
 
2008-10-13 11:08:11 AM
It doesn't matter if they're real or not. Simply the fact that we had were discussing their validity instead of dismissing them out of hand is very revealing.
 
2008-10-13 11:14:39 AM
So that means the IQ of 83 is valid?
 
2008-10-13 11:19:02 AM
HulkHands: Their 'proof' is that it was stolen because there is another card out there just like it, except different scores and a different person's info.

Their "proof" (pixels, quite a few shops in my time) is no more convincing than the image herself.

I don't need to see Gov. Palin's SAT scores to assess her mental abilities.
 
2008-10-13 11:23:38 AM
absoluteparanoia: Simply the fact that we had were discussing their validity instead of dismissing them out of hand is very revealing

Why yes it is.
 
2008-10-13 11:27:17 AM
Dancin_In_Anson: absoluteparanoia: Simply the fact that we had were discussing their validity instead of dismissing them out of hand is very revealing

Why yes it is.


What about those of us that HAVE dismissed the documents out of hand? I said that the SAT scores and IQ scores were fake when they were Boobiesed. As I'm posting this, only one poster has deigned to offer any validity to the papers. The rest of us are cracking wise and laughing at the notion that anyone would take this seriously. That's my read on it, anyway.
 
2008-10-13 11:28:00 AM
ugh, filterpwned.

x_x
 
2008-10-13 11:29:13 AM
Psssh, everyone knows she does calculations for Fermilab in her spare time.
 
2008-10-13 11:30:13 AM
Dancin_In_Anson: Why yes it is.

And not in the way that you think. It reflects poorly on Palin--not on the public.

In the same vain, if a document had come out saying that Dan Quayle had an 83 IQ many people would believe it. And the reason is simple: We have no reason to suspect that either of them has more than two brain cells between them.
 
2008-10-13 11:34:26 AM
There's plenty of reasons to dislike her with out making stuff up. She's graceless, crass, grasping,willfully ignorant of the issues, and her accent is slightly less irritating than a power drill to the soft spot behind your jaw. These are just some starters.
 
2008-10-13 11:43:27 AM
Ms.Maus: Dancin_In_Anson: absoluteparanoia: Simply the fact that we had were discussing their validity instead of dismissing them out of hand is very revealing

Why yes it is.

What about those of us that HAVE dismissed the documents out of hand? I said that the SAT scores and IQ scores were fake when they were Boobiesed. As I'm posting this, only one poster has deigned to offer any validity to the papers. The rest of us are cracking wise and laughing at the notion that anyone would take this seriously. That's my read on it, anyway.


Then you either need to read more posts or get some lessons in reading comprehension. There were plenty of people just yukking it up about how stupid Palin must be to get low scores. Pretty mean spirited, spiteful commentary.
 
2008-10-13 11:47:15 AM
Wait, those were fake? GET OUT!
 
2008-10-13 11:47:27 AM
Some Bass Playing Guy: Ms.Maus: Dancin_In_Anson: absoluteparanoia: Simply the fact that we had were discussing their validity instead of dismissing them out of hand is very revealing

Why yes it is.

What about those of us that HAVE dismissed the documents out of hand? I said that the SAT scores and IQ scores were fake when they were Boobiesed. As I'm posting this, only one poster has deigned to offer any validity to the papers. The rest of us are cracking wise and laughing at the notion that anyone would take this seriously. That's my read on it, anyway.

Then you either need to read more posts or get some lessons in reading comprehension. There were plenty of people just yukking it up about how stupid Palin must be to get low scores. Pretty mean spirited, spiteful commentary.


Waaah! Waaah!
 
2008-10-13 11:48:50 AM
Sarah Palin is dumb.
 
2008-10-13 11:48:58 AM
Some Bass Playing Guy: Then you either need to read more posts or get some lessons in reading comprehension. There were plenty of people just yukking it up about how stupid Palin must be to get low scores. Pretty mean spirited, spiteful commentary.

Sure, they are laughing about her being less than a genius. What I don't see are people saying that these shammed documents are real. The basis for her intelligence has been her own speech and actions over the last few weeks, not this recent release.

I'll agree that some of the commentary is mean-spirited, but again, I don't see the root of it lying in the fake documents. *shrug*
 
2008-10-13 11:49:00 AM
Eh... didn't care the when the first number came out, and I don't care now.

I tend to evaluate a person's intelligence by their words and actions... So, yeah, Palin's still about as sharp as a marble in my eyes.
 
2008-10-13 11:49:04 AM
absoluteparanoia: Dancin_In_Anson: Why yes it is.

And not in the way that you think. It reflects poorly on Palin--not on the public.

In the same vain, if a document had come out saying that Dan Quayle had an 83 IQ many people would believe it. And the reason is simple: We have no reason to suspect that either of them has more than two brain cells between them.


Many people might have believed that about Dan Quayle, but Dan Quayle actually graduated from a decent law school. Given Palin's academic record, I seriously doubt she could have gotten admitted, much less finished.
 
2008-10-13 11:49:24 AM
I don't think Palin is stupid by ordinary people standards, I just think she is inadequate for the job she is asking for.
I don't think she is inadequate because of anything posted anonymously on any website, I think she is inadequate because I've watched her in action.
 
2008-10-13 11:49:33 AM
Donald_McRonald: Sarah Palin is dumb.

That is why she is so qualified to represent her constituents. She is just like them.
 
2008-10-13 11:50:22 AM
we need a whole biden/palin cartoon thread.
 
2008-10-13 11:50:42 AM
EponymousCowHerd: Many people might have believed that about Dan Quayle, but Dan Quayle actually graduated from a decent law school. Given Palin's academic record, I seriously doubt she could have gotten admitted, much less finished.

You mean 6 years to pass a 4 year degree in journalism?
 
2008-10-13 11:51:20 AM
The scores weren't terrible. Secondly, I didn't see too many people getting excited about the fact that Palin was strikingly average.

Fake? Well now there's no evidence she's even strikingly average -- nothing to brag about, even if you preface it with something about leftists and the Kos.
 
2008-10-13 11:51:21 AM
Did you hear that Governor Palin is stupid?

Hearing her speak makes me think she isn't very bright. I have to change the channel/close the link so that I can hold onto a shred of hope for conservatism in the US.
 
2008-10-13 11:51:56 AM
This comes as a great surprise to me.
 
2008-10-13 11:52:06 AM
TFA
Did you hear that Governor Palin is stupid? Well, if you watch TV, listen to the radio, or read any news outlet you can't help but find the lefties listen when she opens her mouth people with IQs over 50 will be there claiming in unison that she is the dumbest woman to appear on the scene since Goldie Hawn made her chops as the blonde ditz on 1960's TV.

FTFM
 
2008-10-13 11:52:19 AM
GoodyearPimp: Did you hear that Governor Palin is stupid?

Hearing her speak makes me think she isn't very bright. I have to change the channel/close the link so that I can hold onto a shred of hope for conservatism in the US.


Just let go, man, she's gone.
 
2008-10-13 11:52:26 AM
The only people who were dumb enough to think this was real are the people in the McCain/Palin base.
 
2008-10-13 11:52:29 AM
I'm curious to know her actual scores. She was a student athlete, college jumped like crazy and somehow graduated with a degree in sports journalism.

Biden isn't an uber-intellectual but he went straight through school and got a JD from Syracuse.

The split at the top isn't much better. You have Obama who did his undergrad at Columbia and was the president of the Harvard Law Review.

Then there is McCain who graduated 894 of 899 at the USNA, a good school but one he got into almost entirely do to family connections.

To reiterate, Bush Jr. graduated higher in his class than McCain at a school of equivalent academic rigor.
 
2008-10-13 11:53:59 AM
"Left-o-sphere"...that's clever
 
2008-10-13 11:54:09 AM
absoluteparanoia: It doesn't matter if they're real or not. Simply the fact that we had were discussing their validity instead of dismissing them out of hand is very revealing.

No, the left will say they are true, the right will say they are false. This is like the book banning list that was fake. Before we knew much about her, those were discussed.

Have wee seen any transcripts? The only thing we know is that Dubya got better standardized scores than Gore.

People were discussing whether Obama is Muslim too
 
2008-10-13 11:54:13 AM
Bearing in mind that our current commander-in-chief graduated from both Yale and Harvard, it would matter little if she somehow scored perfectly on the SAT. Many an idiot has some unearned credential burnishing his/her resume.
 
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