Couric: Would you support a moratorium on foreclosures to help average Americans keep their homes?
Palin: That’s something that John McCain and I have both been discussing – whether that (pause) is part of the solution or not. You know, it’s going to be a multi-faceted solution that has to be found here.
Couric: So you haven’t decided whether you’ll support it or not?
Palin: I have not.
Couric: What are the pros and cons of it do you think?
Palin: Oh, well, some decisions that have been made poorly should not be rewarded, of course.
Couric: By consumers, you’re saying?
Palin: Consumers – and those who were predator lenders also.
Now look, we know that Sarah Palin hates animals. She hates cats, wolves, bears, and moose in particular.
Her hatred for predators is so great that she did everything in her power to encourage unsportsmanlike and cruel aerial hunting of wolves. It is so great that she had the state pay a bounty for each wolf leg that a hunter brought in. Her hatred of animals is so great that the Humane Society, for the first time in its history, has endorsed a presidential candidate, and it isn’t McCain/Palin.
That’s all understandable. But why on earth does she have to carry that over to the financial crisis? Is she even aware that these “predator [sic] lenders” she’s been told about are actually people, people who charge inhumane and usurious rates of interest? Does she understand that the foreclosure crisis is hitting a lot of good, honest people who are being asked to pay a loan that is far greater than the value of the house, and greater than their income can sustain given the disaster that Bush and McCain made of the economy?
Does she fully grasp that discussion is about predatory lenders, that is, and that allowing those predatory lenders to kick people out of their homes is probably not the best thing for an already fragile economy which is being flooded by collapsing housing values (which is both causing and resulting from the general financial collapse)?
Does she have anything other than policy Mad Libs to suggest? And if it’s Mad Libs, why isn’t she using standard MadLib nouns like “boobs” or “boner“? Inquiring minds want to know.