Sarah Palin, probably the most highly paid inconsequential figure in the 2012 election, took to the Hannity show airwaves last night and joined the chorus of Fox News pundits longing to use Rev. Jeremiah Wright to make race-based attacks on President Obama. But Palin went to ridiculous new lengths when she argued that “putting everything on the table” is necessary, “if we want to continue to be exceptional and prosperous and secure, and the most generous country in the entire world.”
Romney “needs to forcefully and candidly and proudly defend his record,” Palin said. “That’s why we don’t want to take it off the table, we don’t want to take anything off the table.” She was referring to Romney's call for Republicans not to use Wright as part of a smear campaign against Obama.
Palin agreed. She boasted about how, in 2008, “I went rogue, if you will,” and brought up “past associations and Rev. Wright and Bill Ayers and those that helped shape Obama’s world view.” Of course, she forgot to mention that her behavior in 2008 has made her the GOP poster child for how not to pick a Vice Presidential candidate.
But now, the woman who didn’t know what the Bush Doctrine was and couldn’t name a single newspaper she reads, told a fawning Hannity that Obama was “an empty vessel” when he ran for president. “The public did not know what or who filled this vessel,” she said. But take heart, America, it’s not too late to find out “who are the radicals, the Marxist professors… he said he’d like to hang out with.”
“Amen, Brother,” Palin said, as Hannity “asked” why Romney wouldn’t “fight fire with fire” against the Obama campaign’s attacks.
She continued, “This phony, hypocritical one-sided call for a cease fire by the left and their lapdogs in the media, these leftist politicians saying, ‘That’s gonna be off the table, ‘ …and then for the Republican operatives who are high-paid consultants to candidates agree to take things off the table? That’s no battle plan for victory on our side... Some of these GOP operatives, Sean? They seem to have the fighting instinct of Mr. Snuffleupagus.”
Hannity laughed heartily.
Palin added, “If we want to continue to be exceptional and prosperous and secure, and the most generous country in the entire world, then, Sean, we have got to fight tooth and nail, putting everything on the table, so we can contrast for the electorate the choice that they have coming up in November… If we’re in it to win it, we have to do all that we can to contrast these choices.”
But after all that, Palin made it clear she won’t have much of a role in the 2012 presidential election. When asked about what she’ll be doing, she said she’ll be “very active in helping to vet and throw my endorsement, if they will receive it, for senatorial candidates and those who will represent us in the House of Representatives… and I’ll do what I can, of course, to get anybody but Obama elected to the White House.”
I have A Hate and The Color Is Black.
She also forgot to mention how WELL that worked in the general election.
“It’s only because of their stupidity that they are able to be so sure of themselves.” — Franz Kafka
I was more interested in Hannity trying to stir something up out of the Breitbart non-story about the high school kid antagonizing his teacher and getting more of a response than he bargained for. Of course, that bit didn’t include all the prior instances of him ringing this bell and pushing the teacher with this stuff.