Sarah Palin should have reserved her WTF reference for this guy.
Sometimes a TV personality or politician will make a borderline statement that critics take out of context and misconstrue, projecting all kinds of insidious or just plain ignorant connotations onto it.
And then sometimes we’ll get a rare statement—usually from Sarah Palin or Bill O’Reilly, but this time from fellow Fox News talking head Eric Bolling—that’s so overtly outrageous, so sublimely stupid, that there’s no room to misconstrue anything—it’s just plain wrong.
Appearing in the time slot that replaced Glenn Beck‘s show, Bolling appeared last night with guests including former Bush spokeswoman Dana Perino and let fly this gem:
“America was certainly safe between 2000 and 2008. I don’t remember any terrorist attacks on American soil during that period of time.”
Even more shocking, no one sitting around the table, including the former Bush spokeswoman, corrects him.
I know conservatives love blaming Obama for the economic crisis, even though the massive deficit and TARP bank bailout were crafted on Bush’s watch. But to try to move the 9/11 attacks off Bush’s watch as well? It’s stupefying.
If Bolling had a more fervent following, you can bet his minions would be trying to alter the 9/11 Wikipedia page today—along with Paul Revere’s page—to slide 9/11 back to Clinton. Watch the dumbfounding exchange below.
[via Huffington Post]