“It seems so Orwellian around here,” Palin said. “Before 1984, terms like ‘leading from behind’ meant following. The other day the White House testified before Congress, bragging that they used the ‘least untruthful statement.’ Where I come from that’s called a lie.”
“Yes, officials lied, and government spied,” Palin rhymed. “In Benghazi, government lied, and Americans died. These scandals are coming at us so fast and furious.”
“It reminds me of a comedy bit from my really, really good friends at Saturday Night Live,” Palin said. “They should think of me as a friend, for a while I was supplying more job security for the Tina Feys of the world and doing more for those employment numbers than Obama’s ever done.”
Palin proceeded to do her best Amy Poehler impression.
“Our government spied on every single one of your phone calls,” she said, “but it couldn’t find two pot-smoking deadbeat Bostonians with a hotline to terrorist central in Chechnya. Really? And it’s built apparatus to sneak into all of the good guys’ communications, but oopsy-daisy! It missed the Fort Hood mass-murder of our own troops, despite this Islamic terrorist declaring his ideology in numerous army counseling sessions and on his own business cards. But no red flags there. Really?”
Palin also asked Reed to sic her on any protestors outside the conference. “Easy to spot them in the parking lot, in their itty-bitty purple Volts,” Palin said. “What gives them away is that Reelect Obama bumper sticker. That bumper sticker might as well say, ‘Yeah, I’m still dense.’”
Wow, she is REALLY doubling down on the tough talk these days. She must be taking that whole "pit-bull" thing seriously.
Just in case you think that hair is due to a bad angle on the photograph I assure you that it is not. THAT is actually what she looked like today. And you can see that for yourself if you click the mediaite link and watch the video.
Update: I found the entire speech. It is even more bizarre than the original clip, if you can believe it.
Did she really suggest that there are armed IRS agents? The woman is incredibly vicious in her attacks on the President and on liberals.
I also could not help but notice that there was really only a smattering of applause for her "zingers."
|I know, I know, I'm awesome. No need to applaud.|
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin outlined her disdain for Washington political culture in a speech Saturday morning, denouncing Democrats’ “religious faith in the power of government” and calling D.C. a “hot mess.” (WTF? She came to the conference sporting THAT hairstyle, and it's Washington that's the "hot mess?")
“The problem is government grown so big that it intrudes into every aspect of our lives. It’s grown so arrogant that it thinks we work for it instead of it works for us,” she said at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s “Road to Majority” conference in D.C. “The problem is, that these politicos with these religious faith in the power of government and elitist disdain for the rights of people … the scandals infecting this city, they are a symptom of a bigger disease.”
“Our government’s spying on every single one of your phone calls but couldn’t find two pot-smoking deadbeat Bostonians with a hotline to terrorist central in Chechnya – really?” she said, referring to the two men connected to the Boston marathon bombings in April.
Palin also made reference to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s comments yesterday that immigration reform is necessary because immigrants are “more fertile,” saying that way of discussing the issue “dangerous territory.”
“And I say this as someone that’s kind of fertile myself,” she quipped. (Not since you had those tubes tied, after Piper's birth, you're not.)
The former governor and vice presidential candidate made reference to her many critics, saying dealing with criticism is “something I do well.”
“What gives them away is that ‘Re-elect Obama’ bumper sticker,” she said. “That bumper sticker might as well say, yeah, I’m still dense.”
As for the United States’ involvement in conflicts in the Middle East, Palin said until the country has a president “who knows what they’re doing, I say let Allah sort it out.”
"Let Allah sort it out." And THAT folks was a woman who wanted to be one septuagenarian's heartbeat away from the presidency.