Palin Disappointed by Potential Clinton Nomination
Red Alert! We have a potential political situation here, people.
Perennial thinkin-about-it candidate and Fox News on-again off-again noisemaker Sarah Palin is at risk of being disappointed. Disappointed in YOU, America. That’s right. You may not live up to the expectations of the ex-half-governor. Sit with the shame for a moment. Sit silently.
Palin has announced via her megaphone at Fox News that she would be “disappointed” in the American electorate if Hillary Clinton becomes a serious candidate for president in 2016. The woman on whose shoulders Palin stood with her Naughty Monkey pumps, humbly thanking her for putting “16 million cracks in that glass ceiling” is now in her Disappointment Doghouse. Because… Benghazi.
The 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee argued Clinton would not be right for the role as commander in chief after four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, died last year in a terrorist attack against a U.S. consulate in Benghazi.
“If (Benghazi) doesn’t have an impact on the 2016 presidential election, if she is a candidate, then America, I am very disappointed in our electorate,” Palin said Sunday…
She said “anyone who would just throw away 200 years of military ethos and leave our men behind to be murdered” should “never be considered as a commander in chief.”
Notice the inclusion of the word “ethos” in her statement. She’s been using that New-Word-A-Day™ calendar someone got her for Christmas. [thumbs up]
“That’s why I’m so grateful for Congress to be pursuing what happened in Benghazi,” Palin went on. “Because at this point, it still makes a difference what happens in Benghazi. Anyone who doesn’t understand that and dismisses it as being indifferent, they should not be our commander in chief.”
“Dismisses it as being indifferent (sic)” refers, of course, to a portion of Clinton’s response to Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) who was badgering her during Congressional hearings about the administration’s original erroneous talking points – that the Embassy attack had originated from a spontaneous protest, rather than a planned terrorist attack.
“What difference at this point does it make?” Clinton responded. “It is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, senator.”
If you’re going to take a selection of a partial response out of context, may as well butcher the grammar, I say. [thumbs up again also too]
Clinton said in a recent interview with New York Magazine that she is in no hurry to decide about a 2016 run for the White House, saying it is a decision “not to be made lightly.”
Hold the phone. Palin may be disappointed yet again. Pausing, and hesitating? Surely not the sign of a serious candidate and born leader, committed to the mission. Not very Commander-in-chief-y.
People who sat clutching a blankie during the weeks following Palin’s own nomination to the second highest position in the executive branch may remember her thoughts on this matter when she introduced herself to Charlie Gibson and the nation.
GIBSON: And you didn’t say to yourself, “Am I experienced enough? Am I ready? Do I know enough about international affairs? Do I — will I feel comfortable enough on the national stage to do this?”
PALIN: I didn’t hesitate, no.
GIBSON: Didn’t that take some hubris?
PALIN: I — I answered him yes because I have the confidence in that readiness and knowing that you can’t blink, you have to be wired in a way of being so committed to the mission, the mission that we’re on, reform of this country and victory in the war, you can’t blink.
So I didn’t blink then even when asked to run as his running mate.
No blink. No think. Victory in the war over the weapons of mass destruction that never existed, for which her own “disappointment” in the Commander-in-Chief was a-snooze. Remember who the “serious” voices are out there, folks. And ask yourself, how will you sleep with the heavy heavy weight of knowing that you might not live up to the discerning political leadership standards of the woman who was chosen by the electorate, and then chose to quit.