|You can see McCain's face in the back almost pleading with Palin not to say anything stupid.|
The more things change the more they stay the same in the Orwellian Obama World… here were some of my thoughts on Iran almost exactly 7 years ago during the 2008 campaign.
With that the post links to a ghostwritten 2008 speech that Palin was unable to give in September of that year because rally organizers thought she was too polarizing.
Instead The New York Sun published it instead.
Now at some point the argument will be made that Palin DID realize that Ahmadinejad was no longer in power and the the article, entitled "Palin on Ahmadinejad: 'He Must Be Stopped', was really about Iran and not it's then president.
But that may be a difficult sell since the article/speech is riddled with statements like these:
He must be stopped.
The world must awake to the threat this man poses to all of us.
He dreams of being an agent in a "Final Solution" — the elimination of the Jewish people.
And of course this:
On our soil, he will exercise the right of freedom of speech — a right he denies his own people. He will share his hateful agenda with the world. Our task is to focus the world on what can be done to stop him.
There is of course some stuff in there about Iran's nuclear capabilities and unfair treatment of women, but the main focus is all Ahmadinejad.
Like I said damage control will insist the article is about Iran and not it's one time president, but if Palin wanted to make that clear then she should have fired up the old ghostwriter and had another article written for her to put her hoofprint on.
Of course an article written for her by Nancy French or RAM would surely pale by comparison to one written for her by John McCain's crack team of political advisers and the "Make Sarah Palin look smart" makeover specialists.
P.S. By the way it should be noted that the article has nothing but good things to say about Hillary Clinton, whose foreign relations credibility the Republicans were openly aggrandizing as yet another shot at Obama.