Yes she’s still out there, folks. And while I do have second thoughts about giving her any attention at all, I think it is periodically a good idea to be reminded of what this nation and the world we live in might look like if Sarah Palin or someone as misguided as she is were to actually make it into a position of real power. Like it or not, she came close. Sarah Palin is the stuff of satire. She’s a character out of DR. STRANGELOVE, which was both funny and terrifying because we all know that real life can oftentimes be frighteningly absurd.
Here are some snippets from Palin’s speech the other day as she introduced conservative talk-show host and Ronald Reagan’s son, Michael Reagan, to an audience in Anchorage.
“Since when can you get out of huge national debt by creating trillions of dollars of new debt? It all really is so backwards and skewed as to sound like absolute nonsense when some of this economic policy is explained.”
“We need to be aware of the creation of a fearful population, and fearful lawmakers, being led to believe that big government is the answer, to bail out the private sector, because then government gets to get in there and control it. And mark my words, this is going to be next, I fear, bail out next debt-ridden states. Then government gets to get in there and control the people.”
“Some in Washington would approach our economic woes in ways that absolutely defy Economics 101, and they fly in the face of principles, providing opportunity for industrious Americans to succeed or to fail on their own accord. Those principles it makes you wonder what the heck some in Washington are trying to accomplish here.“
And on the war in Iraq, Sarah Palin had this to add:
“The terrorists are still dead set against us… It is war over there, so it will not be war over here. And it had better still be our mission that we win, they lose.”
Meanwhile, President Obama continues to try and close the gap of difference and misunderstanding between the U.S. and the Muslim world/Middle East. Perhaps we would be better off if we were just more concerned with winning.