No, it's no surprise. In fact, if I surveyed some random people on the street and said, "Pick a person in American life who said some ridiculous shit today," most of them would say, "Sarah Palin?" And they'd be right. She is the Grand High Royal Queen of Stupid Bullshit. I have spoken. Her comparing Newt Gingrich to Christ is not shocking - she probably has equal respect for both. And it might even be kind of a leap to say that's what she's doing; the Romans also nailed up criminals. Maybe that's what she's saying.
No, the astounding thing is that John Stossel still has a career. I mean, I was glad when I stopped seeing him on television, and I forgot that he existed until I saw this clip. Faux News'll take any old schmoe, huh? Anyway, I was shocked by the Stossel.
No, it's the assertion by the Palin that the people who are most to blame for Newt's political crucifixion are "the establishment, the liberal media, and the progressives and Democrats." Okay - first off, I haven't heard from an actual real-life progressive in the media in ages, and the only ones I actually know anymore pretty much all live in Wisconsin, where they're interested in working on taking out Scott Walker - they could give a fuck and a fourth for Leaky Leroy Gingrich. Secondly, I would have thought that a former GOP governor and VP candidate would be pretty "establishment," so that's confusing at best. I mean, I know she still thinks she's a rogue outsider maverick, but no one else thinks that, do they? Then there's that old "liberal media" saw, stuck into a phrase with "Democrats." By my reckoning, the people doing the most to nail Newt up are Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney, and while Romney talks & acts like a Dem sometimes, he's not one, and Rick is about as Republican as you get, what with all the hate.
No, it's those Republican guys with the hammers, not us.