Thursday, September 11, 2008

Whoopi's ignorance is matched only by her arrogance

Whoopi Goldberg wasn't joking when she freaked out over the nomination of Sarah Palin as the Republican vice-presidential candidate in a blistering attack where she called the Alaska governor "dangerous."

The actress turned know-it-all then went on to say that those who view small towns as idyllic boroughs of patriotism slight those in big cities who may be equally as patriotic. She had a point but, unfortunately, its validity was tarnished by her bombastic and arrogant attacks on Sarah Palin.

The worst of it, though, is that after 9/11 we were all New Yorkers. I saw numerous tributes to the victims and heroes of 9/11 across the country. Ironically, perhaps the most compelling to me was at a housing project in Fairbanks, Alaska -- thousands of miles from New York City -- where children made a crepe paper monument in the fence surrounding the project. Her arrogance in belitting residents of America's small towns was matched only by her ignorance.

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