From the first moment of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s debut as a Fox news analyst on The O’Reilly Factor last night, the deathknell began to sound for the Leftist meme that she is dishonest, not intelligent and not ready to be president of the United States.
Gov. Palin’s move to Fox News is a win-win because the leading cable news network now has a telegenic and eloquent insider with a proven ability to generate high ratings while Gov. Palin now has direct access to the public and plenty of ability to prove herself. Why, it might just be that last night was the moment the planet began to heal and the oceans to still be primarily influenced by sunspots and tides because there’s no such goshdarn thing as anthropogenic global warming.
It is a pleasant symmetry that Gov. Palin’s access to a bully national pulpit is likely to make her star rise just as custom has come to stale Obama so much that his approval ratings have fallen off a cliff and columnists are increasingly turning on him — why, it’s just as if the people who voted for him, after hearing him speak without a script and govern without a moral core were collectively coming to the realization that it is Obama who is a liar (also here, here and here), stupid, uninformed and not ready to be president.
O’Reilly posed to Gov. Palin the idea that no human being could lower the unemployment rate at this point and she replied brilliantly as follows:
If the question is, “Can any individual politician change the job forecast outlook?” No. But what government can do is get out of the way of the private sector being able to seize opportunities to grow and to thrive and prosper and hire more people. You do that — a politician, a policy does that by reducing taxes on the job creators, by getting government out of the way of the private sector. Let’s talk about health care for a minute. When we consider that the White House wants to take another one-sixth of our economy, take it from the private sector hands, take it over and put it in government’s hands, that’s another step towards greater unemployment numbers, that’s another step towards greater growth of government, which is the wrong track — completely opposite of where we should be going.
There are different types of intelligence and the brilliance of Sarah Palin in leadership, governance and the common sense policies that create the conditions for prosperity and wealth-creation blow the minds of the elitist intelligentsia on both the Left and Right who do not have the ability to persuade people who are dying of thirst to follow them to a water fountain. They have pursued a bizarre double-standard in which Obama, who did not know the number of states in the U.S.A. in 2008, has been given a pass on the embarrassment of riches that is the evidence that he is a stupid and uncurious man, while Gov. Palin has been excoriated on the basis of the ambush interviews by Charles Gibson — who was himself wrong on what constituted the Bush Doctrine — and Katie Couric — whom Camille Paglia calls “definitively the stupidest” journalist ever to interview her — and the backstabbing and fabrications of McCain/Palin campaign manager Steve Schmidt.
Be sure to tune in or set your DVR for Gov. Palin’s next appearance — she will be a guest on Glenn Beck’s show today, Jan. 13, on Fox News, 5 pm Eastern Time.
It is going to be a delight to watch the woman who has been pwning Obama from her Facebook page in her new bully pulpit.
Bonus laughs: Doug Ross rounds up the heads exploding in the Left blogosphere over Gov. Palin becoming a news analyst for Fox News. In the Right blogosphere, Stacy McCain confirms for Philip Klein that “conservative commentators who disagree with anything Palin says on Fox will be branded elitist RINOs who don’t understand real Americans.” And I believe I am in a position to guarantee that, yes, yes, they will.
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