Thoughts from a Yellow Dog Democrat living in Olympia, in the great BLUE state of Washington

I am a liberal because it is the political philosophy of freedom and equality. And I am a progressive because it is the political path to a better future. And I am a Democrat because it is the political party that believes in freedom, equality and progress. -- Digby

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Palin is (Still) Wrong

CNN story yesterday:
Sarah Palin weighed in on the North Korea missile launch. "I am deeply concerned with North Korea's development and testing program which has clear potential of impacting Alaska, a sovereign state of the United States, with a potentially nuclear armed warhead," she said in the statement. "I can't emphasize enough how important it is that we continue to develop and perfect the global missile defense network."

Sovereign!?? Who made her Queen??

Here's the dictionary definition:

Sov"er*eign\ (? or ?; 277), a. [OE. soverain, sovereyn, OF. soverain, suvrain, F. souverain, LL. superanus, fr. L. superus that is above, upper, higher, fr. super above. See Over, Super, and cf. Soprano. The modern spelling is due to a supposed connection with reign.]

1. Supreme or highest in power; superior to all others; chief; as, our sovereign prince.

2. Independent of, and unlimited by, any other; possessing, or entitled to, original authority or jurisdiction; as, a sovereign state; a sovereign discretion.

3. Princely; royal. "Most sovereign name." --Shak.

At Babylon was his sovereign see. --Chaucer.

4. Predominant; greatest; utmost; paramount.

We acknowledge him [God] our sovereign good. --Hooker.

5. Efficacious in the highest degree; effectual; controlling; as, a sovereign remedy. --Dryden.

So which of these definitions is she applying to Alaska?


UPDATED 4-16-09

The idiot from the Great North now has company. Both the Governor from Texas and the now the Georgia Senate want to secede. I say Great! Stop all Federal funding to the States. Pull our National Guard, troops, close the bases, fire the air traffic controllers, withdraw FDIC insurance of accounts, hold back FEMA when there's a disaster -- and of course re-assign their stimulus money to us patriotic States.



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