Thursday, November 13, 2008

Palin: Avoids The Obvious

Palin's speech to the Republican Governors Association.
PALIN: "In politics, people sometimes go to great lengths to avoid stating the obvious, but I think it’s about time that we all remembered that the greatest measure of a president is whether he protected and defended this great country. America’s 43rd president took that foremost responsibility, that most important charge, seriously. He poured his life into it. He succeeded in keeping America safe from another attack.

I’m thankful he is my soldier son’s commander in chief and for that, I say God bless George W. Bush, and I thank you, Mr. Presidents[sic].
Sarah, 9/11 happened on George's watch, he heard a Presidential Daily Briefing [PDB] titled "Bin Laden Determined To Strike In US" on August 6, 2001. What great measure did he take then? He stayed on vacation in Texas on his ranch and did nothing. So if the greatest measure is protecting the US, and not invading arbitrary foreign countries, then by that measure, Bush FAILED!

Using your own words, you are going by great lengths to avoid stating the obvious.

And for him protecting us, him? You make it sound like he's on a boat in New York harbor patrolling the waters with a lantern and a gun. The guy is a joke. When he was in the service as Air National Guard he was a joke. As Commander In Chief he was a joke. Has he kept us all safe by shredding the Constitution, rolling back the Bill of Rights, torture, spying, extraordinary rendition, holding without due process, and enraging much of the world with our undefined aggression against "terrorism."?

And thanking him on behalf of your high school drop-out son is nice. If it were not for George Bush, your son would not have to go to Iraq. So complete your statement by stating the obvious: why don't you thank Bush for letting 9/11 happen so 7 years later your son has a place to go once he drops out of high school as his mom is the Governor.

Source: Think Progress

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