Sarah Palin Hits ‘Em Where It Hurts–Updated: Jon Stewart Feels Frum’s Pain


Could there be anything worse for President Barack Obama than his nemesis agreeing with him? I don’t think so. From CNN:

Sarah Palin had some rare praise Thursday for President Obama after the president delivered his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech in Oslo. But the former Republican vice presidential nominee added that she would like to see the president act more like his predecessor, George W. Bush.

“I liked what he said,” Palin told USAToday in an interview after the speech.

Palin said the president’s remarks had a familiar ring. “I thumbed through my book quickly this morning to say ‘Wow! That really sounded familiar.’ because I talked in book too about the fallen nature of man and why war is necessary at times.”

But Palin suggested Obama could learn a few things from former President Bush.

“We have to stop those terrorists over there,” she told the paper. “We’ve learned our lesson from 9/11. George Bush did a great job of reminding Americans every single day that he was in office what that lesson is. And, by the way, I’d like to see President Obama follow more closely in the footsteps of George Bush and [Bush’s] passion keeping the homeland safe, his passion for respecting — honoring our troops.”

Well, then. If Sarah approves….David Frum must disapprove:

When Barack Obama got word of the prize in October, he said he would accept “as an affirmation of American leadership.” But in Oslo he did not speak as leader of all America, but as leader of a party — and as a party leader who cannot refrain from snide insituations against the motives — not only of his opposite-party predecessors — but of all who worked with them, including the leaders of many allied governments.

So, on the substance, President Obama was refreshingly “realistic”. On style, he was still a “graceless”, long-winded bore.

Well, you can’t have it all.

P.S. Can anyone disagree with the statement? Sarah Palin is the opposing voice to President Barack Obama. Or this? She is gutsy.


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