The premiere episode had the following exchange between Tyra and ultimately-axed contestant, Susan. With a BA in American and English Literature from Harvard University, Susan has never heard of Jack London's White Fang, Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca, Pearl S. Buck's The Good Earth or Shakespeare's Viola. She does though remember Jane Eyre. She probably saw the movie with Keira Knightley. (Did she even make Jane Eyre? Yet?)
It's amazing to watch Ms. Banks spout off the names of these books. She dedicated the second episode of ANTM to getting out the vote. Granted it was girls in minis in front of a voting booth but you do what you can. Tyra, you are fab-oo!
Today, I happened on this clip of Katie Couric asking Sarah Palin why Alaska's proximity to Russia can be considered foreign policy experience. With a BA in Journalism from the University of Idaho, Palin looks caught in the headlights and can't put a coherent thought into a grammatically correct sentence. She does though complete a few towards the end with the type of brilliant insight I want in a vice president.
And for a quick take on Palisn't's (sic) escapades in the un-truth, here's a pictorial by Tim Dickinson of Rolling Stone called The Truth About Sarah Palin.
Sarah Palin's credentials as a reformer are nothing but spin. She has sided with Big Oil, lobbied to increase pork spending and abused her public power to carry out personal vendettas. Here's a guide to separating myth from fact.This is a nightmare.