Politico featured an article yesterday focusing on Sarah Palin’s insightful comments on the death of Andrew Breitbart. Of course Palin couldn’t reminisce about Breitbart’s life since she knew nothing of that, and made no effort to learn. The only thing Palin knew was the speech he gave days before he died.
Here is Palin’s actual tribute to Andrew Breitbart. As you read it you will see that the piece is yet another example of Sarah Palin using someone, or someone’s death, for her personal benefit. Reminiscent of her comments following the shooting of Gabby Giffords, Palin played the victim, and turned attention on herself. The comments about Breitbart were clearly intended to respond to the recent movie, Game Change. The message of that movie was that McCain, and his staff failed to “vet” Sarah Palin. Palin in this piece suggests that we need to “vet” Obama, now. Using “I” 6 times in this single page commentary, Palin creates the impression that the 2008 election was a contest between herself and Obama.
Once again Palin reveals her ignorance. The suggestion that we should “vet” a man who has served our country for four years as the President is nothing short of ludicrous. The word “vet” means to “investigate someone thoroughly, especially in order to ensure that they are suitable for a job requiring secrecy, loyalty, or trustworthiness.” To “vet” means to evaluate BEFORE the event occurs; before the election; before the surgery; before the contest. “Vet” was originally a horse-racing term, referring to the requirement that a horse be checked for health and soundness by a veterinarian before being allowed to race. To “vet” a horse after the race is laughable. Either the horse ran the race and survived, or the horse died. When voters go to the polls in November, their decision will be based on Obama’s performance in the “race” that he has already run over the last four years. They won’t be making their decisions on the comments of Rev. Wright , a man who was Obama’s Ex-Retired Pastor, even before the election of 2008. They won’t be making their decisions about comments that were made twenty years ago when he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Law Review.
Likewise if Sarah Palin were to run as the Republican Party’s only hope in the 2012 election, or if somebody should be foolish enough to choose her as their Vice Presidential running mate, she wouldn’t need to be vetted. We know she is ill equipped to serve.
Sarah Palin didn’t know who the enemy was in the Revolutionary War.
Barack Obama supervised the mission to kill the greatest enemy of America.
Sarah Palin thought the way to solve the Gulf Oil spill was to build dikes.
Barack Obama negotiated the creation of a $20 Billion dollar fund from British Petroleum to compensate those injured economically in the disaster.
Sarah Palin opposed the Lily Ledbetter Act, requiring fair pay for women because she thought it would be a “boon for trial lawyers.”
The first piece of legislation Obama signed into law was the Lily Ledbetter fair pay law.
Other than Roe v. Wade, Sarah Palin couldn’t name a single Supreme Court decision with which she disagreed.
Obama was a Constitutional Law Professor, and has appointed two women to the Court during his first term.
Obama saved the auto industry.
Palin built a Road to Nowhere, at a cost of $26 Million, which was a road leading to the edge of a cliff.
Barack Obama won the race in 2008. He has proved his worthiness by serving as the President of the United States, facing some of the most challenging times of any President in the last century. Sarah Palin lost the race in 2008, and quit half way through the race in Alaska, as she was too weak, or too lazy to finish.