Via Balloon-juice, Via GOS:
Sarah Palin didn't know that Africa was a continent.
It's like Goldman Sachs narrowly turning down a CEO candidate, only to find that they believes a balance sheet is something you practice on at the gym, that liquidity is what you get from too many beers, and that a financial instrument is a device for playing Finnish folk music. It's like someone nearly making head vascular surgeon at John Hopkins who turns out to believe that "veins" is what bitchy people call you, that "arrhythmia" is a variant of the lambada, and that "ventricle" is what octopuses have eight of.
30% of the American population still regard her as savior incarnate.... at some point, analogies fail.