Posted by: Lisa Pampuch | December 4, 2009

‘Cognitive dissonance’ requires cognition

ThinkProgress points out the hypocrisy of Sarah Palin’s recent appearance on a conservative radio show in which she endorsed the wild-eye conspiracy theorists called “birthers” — saying “the public rightfully is still  making [questions about Obama’s place of birth] an issue” — but then went on to criticize the press for following up on the serious, relevant ethics complaints about her by dismissing them as “stupid conspiracies.”

Given that this is just the latest in a long line of examples of Sarah Palin’s hypocrisy, I was about to ask how Palin lives with the cognitive dissonance that any normal person would find overwhelming, but silly me, I keep forgetting that cognitive dissonance requires cognition.

That explains everything.


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