Sarah Palin and the missing “F” word

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Sarah Palin (or her publisher) chose a title for her latest book with three “F” words -America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith and the Flag. But surely there’s something missing. Another “F” word. One with four letters. What could it be? (My answer in a moment).

As she embarks on a 16-state tour to promote her new book, Republican leaders are said to be in a state of panic and asking themselves what the hell they can do to stop her emerging as the party’s frontrunner for the race to the White House in 2012. They fear that if she did secure the nomination, it would almost certainly guarantee a second term for Obama if he seeks it or a first term for Hillary Clinton if he doesn’t. (My own guess is that while Republican leaders are agonizing about how to stop Palin, Democratic party leaders are considering whether or not they should seek to prevail upon Obama to stand down in favour of Hillary).

I think it’s not unreasonable to speculate that more than a few of Israel’s deluded leaders would welcome a Palin presidency if that was the alternative to a second-term Obama. They must have been delighted with the answer she gave a year ago when Barbara Walters asked her what she thought about the (illegal) West Bank settlements. Palin said:

“I disagree with the Obama administration on that. 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.”

Sarah Palin and international law are clearly complete strangers.

Since then she has contributed to Fox News’s character assassination of Obama, and that must have pleased many Israelis as well as the Zionist lobby in America and its stooges in Congress and the mainstream media.

If she did become the Republican party’s nominee for the presidency, could she really make it all the way to the White House?

I’d like to think the answer is “No!” but… The other day her biographer was interviewed by the BBC for a domestic radio program. She was asked why many Americans are apparently mesmerized by Palin. The answer was, “Many Americans feel she is just like them.” I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry.

I know and have frequently said, even on public platforms in the U.S., that Americans, generally speaking, are the most uninformed, mis-informed and gullible people on Planet Earth. But gullible enough to make Sarah Palin president? Surely not.

One of Sarah Palin’s most severe critics is Andrew Sullivan, the English-born author and political commentator who writes and blogs from Washington DC. In February 2009, he wrote that he was moving towards the idea of imposing a two-state solution. He added: “I am sick of the Israelis… I am sick of a great power like the U.S. being dictated to.” What does he think of Sarah Palin?

She is, he wrote “a menace to this country… a toxic mix of ignorance, charisma, anger and millions and millions of dollars in funding from the Murdoch empire and from a big chunk of the Christian right.”

I think that’s fair comment.

And the missing “F” word?


5 comments on this post.
  1. Cllr David Durant:

    Sarah Palin is a charismatic oiky mum who appeals to middle America as their candidate, in the same way that Obama appeals to many blacks as their candidate.

    This appeal is essentially racial rather than political and is a problem because she’s a bit ..erm dotty and ready to echo neocon ideas.

    But potentially the organised Tea Party of Ron Paul will combine with the party establishment to stop her getting the republican nomination.

    If that helps Obama get a second term, it may be good, if he uses it to resume attempts to resolve the Israel/Palestine conflict.

    But if Hilary Clinton gets the nomination, will it be an improvement because she has made similar remarks as Palin, including (when seeking the Democratic nomination)that she was prepared to obliterate Iran, if they attacked Israel (with non-existent WMDs).

    So unless its Obama or hopefully Ron Paul, the madness will go on.

  2. Vera Gottlieb:

    Hard to understand why the media is paying so much attention to this ignorant bimbo. She has good looks and that is where her story should end. Another “F” word: finished.

  3. Nicholas Downey:

    It truly is heartbreaking to think that anybody can take this woman seriously. The idea that such an unnintellectual, unthinking moron could become the president of the USA is almost beyond comprehension. But for some reason, way beyond my ken, she manages to sell millions of copies of her books at least tends to suggest that there are more gullible people out there than I would have thought possible.
    I was also a little heartened by Andrew Sullivan’s comments. (I didn’t think we shared the same beliefs). But at least I’m glad he can see her inate inadequacy.
    You are so right Alan! Fool is quite apt!

    Nicholas Downey

  4. Robert Battersby:

    Sarah Palin in my view is bought and paid for. By whom? The Zionist lobby. Someone the trailer park inhabiting dirt poor majority in the USA will identify with. Job Done.

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