Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Palin Skewers Obama On Israel, Says He's 'Backasswards' On Economy

Sarah Palin's book comes out today, and since it's a massive bestseller that everybody's talking about already, even Lefties like Barbara Walters need her on to boost their flagging ratings.

Unlike the Oprah interview, this one had a lot less on the campaign and a lot more on policy, and Sarah Palin used the opportunity to give President Obama a few well deserved shots:

Palin, whose book, "Going Rogue: An American Life," hit bookshelves today, took aim at the Obama administration's stance on Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories.

"I disagree with the Obama administration on that," Palin told Walters. "I believe that the Jewish settlements should be allowed to be expanded upon, because that population of Israel is, is going to grow. More and more Jewish people will be flocking to Israel in the days and weeks and months ahead. And I don't think that the Obama administration has any right to tell Israel that the Jewish settlements cannot expand."

This comes a day after Prez Zero finally grew a pair and finally faced a FOX news interview. Believe it or not, with Afghanistan, the economy, and Iran sitting unattended on the One's plate,he still made a point of bitching to Major Garret about Jews building houses in its capitol in Gilo, a Jerusalem neighborhood that's almost entirely Jewish and has been for years.

While he always takes care to make the usual noises about how committed he is about Israel's security, thefact that he has absolutely no problem with embracing the Arab narrative at every turn and ging along with the anti-Semitic notion that Jews ought to be forbidden to build homes in certain places because they're Jews sure clue you in as to how important Israel's security is in Obama's frame of reference.

Of course, Sarah Palin never made a point of hanging out with folks like Jeremiah Wright, Khalid al-Mansour or Rashid Khalidi either.I only hope some of the misguided Left-leaning Jews that voted for this clown are finally paying attention.

On Afghanistan, she had this to say: "To listen to McChrystal, to listen to the appointee that President Obama asked for, the advice from," she said. "McChrystal gave the president the advice and said, 'We need essentially a surge strategy in Afghanistan, so that we can win in Afghanistan. And that means more resources, more troops there.' It frustrates me and frightens me -- and many Americans -- that President Obama is dithering around with the decision in Afghanistan."

I agree wholeheartedly with the dithering part,if not with the surge idea. It maddens me that our commander-in-chief has so little regard for our military that he's been letting this simmer for over ninety days now an dhas done nothing while our warriors take casualties. Not unexpected mind you, but still despicable.

And I loved this exchange,on the economy:

To address the highest unemployment levels since 1983, Palin said she would cut taxes.

"I would start cutting taxes and allowing our small businesses to keep more of what they are earning, more of what they are producing, more of what they own and earn so that they could start reinvesting in their businesses and expand and hire more people," she told Walters. "Not punishing them by forcing health care reform down their throats; by forcing an energy policy down their throats that ultimately will tax them more and cost them more to stay in business. Those are backassward ways of trying to fix the economy."

"You do have a way with words," Walters replied.

"I call it like I see it," she said. {...}

Palin said that on a scale of one to 10, she would give the president a mere four for his job performance.

"There are a lot of decisions being made that I -- and probably the majority of Americans -- are not impressed with right now," Palin said. "I think our economy is not being put on the right track, because we're strayed too far from, fundamentally, from free enterprise principles that built our country. And I question, too, some of the dithering, and hesitation with some of our national security questions that have got to be answered for our country. ... So, a four."

Heh! You go,Governor!

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