Keep in mind that I am a conservative and take plenty of hits because of it. I defend some unpopular people. However, I’m not a “blind conservative.” At least I like to think that I weigh issues.
So it is with Sarah Palin. Palin is in India and she is continuing to preach contention. Too many politicians are already doing that. The problem with Palin is she’s going international—and she’s not holding any office that I’m aware of.
There is an article posted on Newsmax.com by the Associated Press titled “Palin Warns of China’s Rise in Visit to India.”
When Palin first came on the scene, I was ashamed of America. Pundits and commentators love nothing more than to build a pretty, “ditzy,” scatterbrained person in the public eye. All that was missing was blond hair and they would have been home free. Further, Oprah would not let her on her show. (If a talk show host had denied Obama, there would have been a massive call for resignation.) Later there would be Letterman’s tacky comments about Palin’s defenseless children. Certainly it is easy to see where Sarah Palin got the chip on her shoulder, and it is obvious she wants some reparation.
The problem is in her apparent early run for president, which of course she is coy about. She has come out with both guns blazing; fresh from Tea Party victories, she is filled with bravado-but she is out of line.
In her recent trip to India, Palin told people that India and the United States needed to work together against ersatz enemies that seemed to point to China. Now is not the time to point at China and make remarks. China leads the world in solvency and financial strength. They are a huge country and things are already dicey considering our involvement in Libya. Palin seems to be ignorant of the possible consequences here.
However, Palin didn’t stop there. She also gave President Obama a swipe about Libya. Unexpectedly she took aim at the Republican Party, which turns and says to any thinking bystander that she is thinking more like a Tea Partier than a major party member.
I remember years ago when Hillary Clinton was running for her initial office. She went on the David Letterman Show. Letterman, who in my book is classless, said he was sure she wouldn’t win. She did win. However, Clinton was never someone who “crowed” about victories.
It seems that if Sarah Palin really wants to run for president, she needs to understand that the Tea Party doesn’t have the power to get her in office. She will need to appeal to a broader group of people. I don’t think she realizes how many people she’s alienating. I’m one, and I supposedly am on the same side of the aisle.
Newsmax.com Website, Associated Press, “Palin Warns of China’s Rise in Visit to India”