Palin looking for answers from administration on Egypt
Image via WikipediaCaucus Blog, NY Times:
As Sarah Palin delivered a weekend address here, paying tribute to Ronald Reagan on the centennial of his birth, she directed a forceful line of criticism at President Obama and his administration, though she did not mention the crisis in Egypt. But in a subsequent television interview, she took Mr. Obama to task for his handling of the matter.I am sure that "a still spine" was transcribed in error and should have been recorded as a "steel spine."
“It’s a difficult situation,” Ms. Palin told the Christian Broadcasting Network. “This is that 3 a.m. White House phone call, 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.”
In an interview with David Brody of the Christian Broadcasting Network, Ms. Palin criticized the Obama administration for failing to explain “to the American public what they know.” In an excerpt of the interview released Saturday evening on the network’s Web site, Ms. Palin declared: “Now, more than ever, we need strength and sound mind there in the White House.”
She spoke exclusively to Mr. Brody in a 10-minute interview following the speech. Asked what she might do differently if she decided to run for president, Ms. Palin said: “I would continue on the same course of not really caring what other people say about me or worrying about the things that they make up, but having that thick skin and a still (sic) spine.”
Other than provide more information it is not clear from the interview what she would do differently. Perhaps she is saying she needs more information in order to respond to the question. She still has a talent for the zinger, with the reference to the Hillary ad and the 3 a.m. phone call. The Times "helpfully" adds that someone always answers the phone in the White House. While the add showed the phone not being answered, the point of the ad was that if Obama picked it up he would have no answer. Perhaps that is why he hired Hillary to formulate some.
What the administration has come up with is the Bush policy on spreading democracy. Who knew Obama was a neocon?