McCain Aides: Sarah Palin Did Not Know Africa Was a Continent, Not a Country

Posted on November 5, 2008

The election is over and the blaming has started in full force in the McCain camp. Newsweek unveiled new revelations about Sarah Palin's shopping spree. The story quotes two high-ranking McCain aides who said Palin spent much more than $150,000 on clothing, that she answered the door to McCain staffers wearing only a towel and that she made low ranked staffers charge things on their credit cards for her. An angry aide summed up the incidents as follows: "Wasilla hillbillies looting Neiman Marcus from coast to coast."

But it gets worse. Fox News Channel political correspondent Carl Cameron today said there will be an "avalanche" of unflattering stories about Palin coming in the near future. Aides to McCain said Palin did not know that Africa was a continent, not a country and did not know what countries are in NAFTA (U.S., Mexico and Canada). And she threw temper tantrums, the aides said. Take a look:

Another aide told Bill O'Reilly that Palin did not know which countries made up North America. And this is who McCain chose as a running mate at the urgings of Bill Kristol? It's mind-boggling.