WaPo's Capehart: Palin Reminds Me of Miss Teen South Carolina

Is there some kind of competition on the left to see who can make the most denigrating remark about the mental acuity of Republicans?  As we've noted, last night Paul Begala called President Bush "a high-functioning moron," perhaps his bid to one-up Rep. Charles Rangel, who had called Sara Palin "disabled."

Today, it's Jonathan Capehart's turn.  Speaking with David Shuster on MSNBC this afternoon, the Washington Post editorial writer said that Sarah Palin reminds him of Lauren Caitlin Upton, the 2007 Miss Teen South Carolina whose tangles ["U.S. Americans," etc.] with the English language made her an overnight YouTube star.

Capehart's comment came in response to a Shuster inquiry about Palin's reply to Katie Couric's question about the relevance to Palin's foreign-policy credentials of Russia's proximity to Alaska.
JONATHAN CAPEHART: Look, I don't understand why Governor Palin and the McCain campaign were not prepared for that question to be asked. ever since she made that claim, folks have been talking about it for a couple of weeks now. She should have had a clear answer for what Katie Couric asked her, and, you know, I wrote about this briefly on our PostPartisan blog today and it reminded me, not to make light of the situation, but it reminded me of that now famous video of Miss Teen South Carolina back in 2007 when he was asked why can't a fifth of Americans find the United States on the map, and her response was equally incomprehensible.
WaPo's "PostPartisan" blog?  Can't say liberals lack a sense of humor.
Mark Finkelstein
Mark Finkelstein is a contributing editor for NewsBusters.