If liberals are piling on some political figure there must be something good about him. If conservative Poo-Bahs pile on too, then there really must be truly exceptional there.
So let's review the book on Sarah Palin.
Way back when, in 2009, Palin put up a note on her Facebook page about "death panels" in President Obama's ObamaCare package. Now it's the law and the president is optimistically talking about his "independent commission of doctors, nurses, medical experts and consumers" that will be cutting Medicare reimbursement rates.
Sarah Palin has always been solid on the need to develop conventional energy resources and hold back from wasteful subsidies on "green energy." She has sneered at President Obama's "very fast trains" and now the Chinese are slowing theirs.
Sarah Palin went to Wisconsin and told the teachers that their pensions were sacred and Gov. Walker was working to save them.
And now as experts are starting to agree that the Federal Reserve's "quantitative easing" or inflation hasn't boosted the economy as much as it has boosted food and energy prices, we are reminded that Sarah Palin spoke out against QE2 months ago.The Wall Street Journal reported on Palin's speech.
“We don’t want temporary, artificial economic growth brought at the expense of permanently higher inflation which will erode the value of our incomes and our savings,” the Journal quoted Mrs. Palin as saying. “We want a stable dollar combined with real economic reform. It's the only way we can get our economy back on the right track.”
Yet we have political experts like Karl Rove saying that Sarah Palin cannot be president.
Well, is Palin running or not? People seem to be interpreting her reticence about announcing as a sign that she won't run (even though such blushing is usually considered a sure sign of a presidential candidacy).
In my judgement, Palin can delay an announcement of formal candidacy later than the other candidates. She is such a star that as soon as she announces she will move to the top of the heap. So why waste energy by turning on the klieg lights before the curtain goes up?
The 2012 election is going to be fought on the straight issues of government spending, debt, inflation, and the failure of President Obama to guide the economy out of the 2008-09 slump.
On that Gov. Palin is rock solid and consistent as a common-sense constitutional conservative. So why do the pundits think she's a flake?