Sunday, November 21, 2010

Barbara Bush Not High On Sarah Palin

During an interview with Larry King on CNN, Barbara Bush made some interesting remarks about Sarah Palin. The former First Lady subtly criticized the idea that Palin should seek a political office in Washington (like President).

When asked what she thinks about Palin, Bush said:
I sat next to Palin once. Thought she was beautiful," Barbara Bush said. "And she's very happy in Alaska, and I hope she'll stay there" (italics added).
Other Republicans have publicly condemned Palin. Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska recently said that Palin lacks leadership skills and the "intellectual curiosity" needed to serve as President. Furthermore, Senator John McCain recently declined to endorse a Palin presidential bid, saying that it would be premature to do so.

Although Palin believes she can win a presidential election against Barack Obama, it seems that many Republicans think that a run by Palin would have catastrophic results for the GOP. On the other hand, many Democrats would probably love to hear Palin discuss foreign policy and watch her scribble notes on her hand during presidential debates.


Ted said...


Governor Palin is a courageous person, no doubt. In view of her massive following, if she would simply, briefly, tweet about the upcoming case before the US Supreme Court next week, it would change the course of American history.

November 23, 2010 marks a fork in the road for the future of America of more than historic proportions — perhaps on par with events leading to the Civil War. To date, virtually all federal and state courts where actions have been brought seeking decision on the meaning of the Constitution’s Article 2 “natural born citizen” clause as a prerequisite for Barack Obama to be a lawful President and Commander in Chief of the United States (Mr. Obama having been born to a father of British/Kenyan nationality and father not a citizen of the United States), have been shut down, never getting beyond the issue of standing. To date, courts have very strategically (narrowly if not artfully) characterized and applied law and legal procedure steadfastly to prevent the question from ever rising to the merits — this on a host of different types and classes of plaintiffs, causes and defendants — admittedly under the most intensely implicit (if not more) pressure to do the same.

The national media (some say our 4th branch of government) has aided and abetted the avoidance by mischaracterizing this as a “Hawaii birth” a/k/a “birther” issue which is nothing more than a “red herring” in that the issue for Article 2 “natural born citizen” is Mr. Obama’s father. Moreover, the legal community has aided and abetted the avoidance by mischaracterizing the 1898 Supreme Court Case, Wong Kim Arc, which dealt with the meaning of “citizenship”, not the meaning of “natural born citizen” under Article 2.

November 23, 2010 may very well be the last chance for the Judicial Branch realistically to take up the issue, this on a case of legal standing solidly presented by Attorney Apuzzo and Commander Kerchner. If the Court finds no standing here, by a narrow interpretation of the same or otherwise, coming after all the rest of the “no standing” cases, it is doubtfull this important Constitutional issue can and will be resolved in any court of law. The question will nevertheless continue to fester, at tremendous national cost, never to abate, potentially to reach crisis stage, and in any event to undermine the structure of our Constitutional Republic.

It is more than chilling and says volumes that NOT ONE member of Congress will publicly speak on this or, better yet, since the Congress of the United States has more than a vested interest, opine if not as a “friend of the court” at the Supreme Court, in the court of public opinion — BEFORE the Supreme Court convenes on November 23, 2010.

The world is (should be) watching!

Darren Lenard Hutchinson said...

The birther movement needs to die!

Matt P. said...

Although Darren is fond of slander and innuendo, the bottom line on Palin is she has a high floor and a low ceiling. Likely unelectable at this point.

Matt P. said...

Oops, should have written libel. You get the point though.

Darren Lenard Hutchinson said...

Slander or libel? Give me a break. She's an idiot. And that statement is not a tort, under any definition.

Matt P. said...

Darren the last time we had this discussion I believe I brought up Maxine Waters as an example of someone on the left that I could monitor for stupidity. How is she doing? How is she doing compared to Palin? I want to add hank Johnson to my list. If Palin is an idiot what is he? What are his constituents who returned him to Congress?

And inquiring minds want to know where Darling Nikki is? Shouldn't she be reprimanding you for your uncharitable language?

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