Last night Barbara Bush told CNN’s Larry King that she hopes Sarah Palin would stay in Alaska when asked about Ms. Palin’s possible political aspirations for 2012. Larry King interviewing Barbara and George H.W. Bush; if that isn’t a sure fire cure for insomnia, I don’t know what is.
With all due respect, Mrs. Bush should try following the philosophy of her husband and son, and keep her comments on the current political scene to herself. Notice that she doesn’t feel the need to mouth off about Barry and Michelle. In fact, George the 1st told Larry King that Barack Obama is a “decent, decent man” and that “on a personal basis, I’m very strongly impressed.” George and Barbara also heaped praise on Bill Clinton with Barbara claiming that “you can’t dislike Bill Clinton – he’s very likeable.” Just curious; does that take into account the hundreds of times over the past ten years when he attacked her son George and blamed him for all the ills of the world? George the 1st chimed in saying “we have a close, friendly, personal relationship, and he’s been extraordinarily kind to me.” Again, does this kindness include all of the shots Bill Clinton has taken at him and his son over the past twenty years? But Sarah Palin should stay in Alaska!
This is coming from a woman whose husband was a congressman, Ambassador to the United Nations, CIA Director, Vice President of the United States, and President of the United States. And as we all known, her son George was also the POTUS, and her other son, Jeb, was governor of Florida. Talk about elitism! Sorry Mrs. Bush, but there are other Republicans outside of the Bush family who have the right at an opportunity to live at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. It’s up to the American people whether or not Sarah Palin should or shouldn’t seek to become America’s first female president.
Arguably, Sarah Palin has as much, if not more, political experience as George W. Bush had before he decided to run for president. Much like George Bush, Sarah Palin has also been characterized by the liberals and media as being a dope that is totally unqualified to breathe, much less be President of the United States. Perhaps Barbara Bush should have a bit more empathy for Palin. Perhaps she shouldn’t judge the woman solely on the coverage she receives from the mainstream media. Perhaps Barbara Bush should look beyond the fact that Sarah Palin doesn’t come from a politically connected family.
Or is it something else altogether?
Is it because unlike her son, Sarah Palin is a true constitutional conservative? Is it because Sarah Palin believes that our borders need to be secured, and that illegal immigrants shouldn’t receive amnesty from our federal government. Is it because Sarah Palin doesn’t believe in bailing out banks, auto makers, and other corporations that are too big to fail? Is it because Sarah Palin doesn’t refer to Islam as the religion of peace? Is it because Sarah Palin is the spiritual leader of the unwashed Tea Party movement as opposed to being a blue blooded country club Republican?
Note to Barbara Bush: Due in large part to Barack Obama and your son, George W. Bush, the era of going along to get along in Washington D.C. seems to be coming to an end. Americas are now less likely to vote for someone because of their lineage or because of the color of their skin. Instead, more and more people are concerned about the government’s intrusiveness into their lives. Like it or not, many more people now identify themselves with the political philosophy of Sarah Palin and the Tea Party than they do with the philosophy of the RINO wing of the Republican Party – a wing that both your husband and son belonged to!
Barbara Bush surely has a right to her own opinion, but then again, so do the rest of us. Fortunately there’s a lot more of us!
Sources: Fox News, CNN