Sarah Palin’s latest Facebook entry on Iran is simply not up to her standards. That people are not reviewing it as such reveals a double standard no woman should welcome.
Having taken the national stage by storm, recovering from a near career-ending 2008 vice presidential candidacy, fleeing the governor’s office to take advantage of the opening and exploit her breadwinner role, while drawing crowds that no other politician could, including this past weekend in Searchlight, NV, Palin’s take on Iran is being linked, paraphrased, but not dissected for what it is.
Having been fair to Mrs. Palin, but also because she’s earned respect for simply defying every political odds maker around; as I’ve said innumerable times, Sarah Palin isn’t someone to take lightly, even though she is someone the left continually refers to as “stupid.” She’s anything but stupid.
Her Katie Couric catastrophe has been replaced by a defiant heads on strategy to turn into every criticism and challenge her critics without flinching. However, the sad truth is that Palin’s latest Facebook entry on Iran is nothing short of incomprehensible.
This is a meaningful week for so many of us. As millions of Christians and Jews celebrate this Holy Week, it’s appropriate to reflect on developments in the Holy Land. Israel faces a nuclear threat from Iran that grows every day.
And Israel would face the gravest threat since its creation. Iran’s leaders have repeatedly called for the destruction of Israel and with nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them, the mullahs would be in a position to launch a Second Holocaust.
[...] Iran continues to develop long range missiles. Its missiles can reach Israel and Europe right now and in time they will be able to reach US territory.
This issue is the most serious security challenge facing the U.S. in the region. Yet just as the Obama administration inexplicably gives up on imposing crippling sanctions on Iran, it’s taken an uncompromising hard line against one country in the Middle East: Israel. On his recent visit to Washington, the Israeli Prime Minister was treated like an unwelcome guest, as shown by White House actions such as refusing to be photographed with Israel’s Prime Minister. …
That anyone vying for the national stage or wanting to be taken seriously on it would hint in an open forum that the U.S. needs to worry that “in time (Iran missiles) will be able to reach US territory” proves how thin a layer Palin’s foreign policy thinking is at this point. It’s also a preposterous notion to even float that Iran would consider training their missiles on the U.S. No respected foreign policy adviser would suggest such a stance.
Then consider the Palin hyperbole, “Second Holocaust.” It preposterously assumes and ignores that Israel is no longer a ostracized state in a world of enemies, but a formidable democratic nation with strong world allies who would come to her aid in a heart beat if any such calamity was even close to bearing down on the people of Israel. Never again is an emphatic pledge people of the world consider a bond with Israel, which will never be broken; certainly not because some wacko Iranian mini me of a man wails it will be so. Palin also focuses on the photo op snub, putting Israel before the United States in her rhetoric, which is something the right does often. Sarah Palin ignores that it was Prime Minister Netanyahu who set the whole back and forth in motion by embarrassing this country and Vice President Joe Biden on Israeli soil when he came calling. There is no greater friend to Israel than Joe Biden, but evidently because he’s a Democrat Palin and her friends believe what Netanyahu did deserves a pass.
Sarah Palin also takes a swipe at Sect. Clinton’s AIPAC speech, making note that “recently the administration downgraded their call for ‘crippling’ sanctions to sanctions that ‘bite.’” It was Hillary who invoked the “bite” description for new sanctions being considered against Iran. Leaving alone Palin’s “in a week when events in the Holy Land thousands of years ago are on the minds of millions,” once again we get from the right a lot of bluster, but no constructive idea of just how we are going to keep Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, because it’s a matter of when not if; though whether they will be able to deliver it is another issue. Of course, Palin never addresses Israel’s nuclear capabilities, because this isn’t how the right thinks or doesn’t.
Sarah Palin also would be wise to make up her mind. Sure, Edward R. Murrow was reduced to doing celebrity interviews, something he hated. But I’m not sure Mrs. Palin is vying for the Murrow slot on Fox. If she’s working on hoarding cash, between her Fox News channel hostess gig and selling Alaska on TLC for $1 an episode, I’d say she’s on her way. More power to her, as it seems pretty clear she’s the primary breadwinner in the Palin household, turning on its head any notion that there isn’t a real modern reality at base camp Palin, which would make any woman jealous to think of their husband helping as much as Todd seems to do. However, as she juggles personality interviews and travelogues on Alaska, why anyone should take her seriously on Iran with this as the backdrop is a real question for the renegade Tea Party leader.
This latest Facebook entry from Sarah Palin is simply not up to any standard that she should be brandishing on Facebook, though it does give credence to why Puff Palin, her celebrity alter ego, will be seen interviewing celebrities on Fox News tomorrow night, along with debuting a travelogue as Alaska’s number one ambassador.