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Friday, February 11, 2011

Sarah Palin: More Intelligent Than Leon Panetta?

The New York Sun has a great article comparing Sarah Palin and Leon Panetta, and how they have reacted to the news from Egypt. They also looked at how the media has treated Sarah and whether she was right in her remarks. I have included the link below so that you can read it for yourself.

When Sarah Palin was asked,on Hannity the other night, for her opinion on Egypt and the handling of the situation, she was mocked by a lot of the mainstream media. The article says 

"The question about Egypt had been asked of her by David Brody of the Christian Broadcasting Network. “It’s a difficult situation,” she responded.
“This is that 3 a.m. White House phone call,” she added, “and it seems for many of us trying to get that information from our leader in the White House, it seems that that call went right to the answering machine. And nobody yet has explained to the American public what they know — and surely they know more than the rest of us know — who it is who will be taking the place of Mubarak.”

And yet, we have been getting conflicting answers from the Obama administration. So much so that they are being questioned by the media about which administration official we should be listening to.

Mr. Panetta said that he was getting most of his information from television. What does this say to the world. This article goes on to say 

It looks like Mr. Obama would have gained better intelligence all along if he listened less to Mr. Panetta and more to Mrs. Palin. And these are supposed to be the smartest people in whatever room they happen to be in. Maybe if they are the only people in the room.

And what does it tell us about Sarah Palin? It tells us that the woman is smart enough to wait for information and not make decisions on what is in the news, just because somebody asks for her opinion. 

So why was she mocked? Because she was wrong? No, she was really mocked because she was right, but if they admitted that, then they would be forced to admit that the Obama administration was having a failure of leadership.

 I read one blog today that is quite a Obama supporter, and Palin hater that went so far as to say that she should stay out of it, and that we didn't need to get involved in deciding who was going to lead the people in Egypt. I pointed out that that was exactly what she was advocating and that Obama was the one who was getting involved. And that if that was really how they felt, then maybe they should be supporting her instead. I don't know how they felt about that, because they haven't bothered to respond. 

Palin or Panetta? - February 11, 2011 - The New York Sun

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