Sarah Palin – that noted ignoramus on foreign policy – was trotted out on On The Record last night to offer up her deepest thoughts on Benghazi. Oh, and while she was at it to smear discuss Time Magazine’s choice of President Barack Obama as Person of the Year.
We know that host Greta Van Susteren just adores Palin but does anyone else give a fig about what she has to say about anything, much less related to foreign policy? After all, this is the vice presidential candidate who didn’t know what the Bush Doctrine was, couldn’t identify which newspapers she reads and claimed her foreign policy experience included proximity to Russia from Alaska. Since then, Palin has “distinguished” herself by quitting her job as governor halfway through her term, pimping a fake run for president and alienating her boss at Fox News.
Nevertheless, Van Susteren asked about a State Department report into the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and the ensuing resignations of four State Department officials, “So is Benghazi now settled or are there still unanswered questions? What does Governor Sarah Palin think?”
That was after Van Susteren played numerous clips of Rush Limbaugh’s comments on the subject. I guess that’s to balance Van Susteren’s liberal views.
I don’t know why Van Susteren bothered to host Palin. Any one of us could have written her script:
They even told Americans that Al Qaeda was on the run and that is not true. Maybe they’re on the run but it’s towards America, not away from America.
Rather than ask for details, Van Susteren moved on to give Palin another opportunity to smear President Obama – by bringing up Time’s Person of the Year.
Once again, you could have predicted her response: President Obama “wanting to change the Constitution” (again without challenge from Van Susteren, who’s an attorney), “because he sees it as a charter of negative.”
But then Palin went on to make this laughable statement:
Time Magazine, I think there’s some irrelevancy there… When I first heard (Obama had been chosen), the first thing that popped into my mind was “What the heck has he done?” Really, what has he done except drive us over a fiscal cliff which we are over and now it’s time to feel the thud at the bottom of that cliff… Other than that, really, what has he done to unify and make our nation a more perfect union? For the life of me, I don’t know, Greta.
So said the world’s most irrelevant pundit.
And for the record… some of the things Obama has accomplished:
- Helped resolve problems of Dreamers
- Ended the war in Iraq
- Winding down the war in Afghanistan
- Killed Osama Bin Laden
- Saved the automobile industry
And, oh yeah, prevented Palin from getting a heartbeat away from the presidency.