Visiting the Hannity show last night, Sarah Palin proved once again how irrelevant she is and how much more irrelevant she soon will be. When asked by Sean Hannity who she’d like to see as the Republican Vice Presidential candidate, she said, “Top of my list is Allen West.” Yes, that’s the same unhinged Allen West who said, liberals, Democrats, President Obama and Nancy Pelosi should “get the hell out of the United States of America,” characterized Democratic support for social safety nets as “the most insidious form of slavery remaining in the world today,” and made personal attacks against Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, calling her “the most vile, unprofessional, and despicable member of the US House of Representatives.”
That kind of hostility and unprofessionalism is exactly what distinguishes Palin, both as a candidate and now a pundit. But Palin went on to claim she admired West for his wonkish chops.
“I love that he has that military experience. He is a public servant willing to serve for the right reasons. He understands the Constitution. He understands our national foreign policy issues that must be addressed. He has served. I really like him. There are so many, Sean, that are out there. And when I talk about going rogue, what I want to do is encourage the GOP nominee to not think that they have to go with somebody necessarily safe that conventional wisdom perhaps would lead somebody to believe that, if it’s somebody, quote-unquote, safe, that they’re not going to get beat up by the media, because no matter who it is.”
As it happens, West’s “military experience” and “understanding of the Constitution” almost got him court martialed for torture. But, predictably, Hannity didn’t mention that inconvenient truth.
But hey, let’s let bygones be bygones because for once I agree with Palin. I’d love to see West as the VP candidate, too.
(3/24/20 Update: Video is no longer available)