Monday, May 4, 2009
Rush Limbaugh, who along with Sarah Palin was just named one of Time's Most Influential People, gets it. What I like most about Rush is that he is not competing for elected office, which provides him the freedom to speak the truth without worrying about it costing him popularity. And he called it right today. He called out the fear Republicans have--not of Democrats--but of one of their own, namely Sarah Palin. This fear leads them to make digs and take cheap shots at her, like Mitt Romney did when he commented that they must have been selecting the "cutest" rather than the most influential. This is the second shot I've heard him take at Sarah. I was at CPAC in February when he made the first shot, commenting out of the blue that "Sarah isn't here, but I heard she has a million dollar book deal!" Some of us were left scratching our heads as we were trying to figure out two things: 1) why he found it necessary at the beginning of his speech to point out that she had declined attending to the chagrin of thousands of people, and 2) why he was promoting the book deal rumor that she had already publicly refuted. We knew what he was doing, though. He was trying to say that she couldn't show up for the people, but she was willing to capitalize on her fame by writing a book. The truth was she was back in Alaska doing her job.
No doubt, Romney is planning to run for president again and is trying to aim, shoot, and fire on the one who is likely to be his main competition, but be that as it may, low blows against a member of your own party are definitely NOT "cute." Romney and others in the GOP who have tried to diss or ignore Sarah know she's influential, and therefore a threat to their 2012 aspirations. These insecure creatures should take the advice of Tommy Christopher at Politics Daily. Today I read his comments at Conservatives4Palin:
My advice to any Republican who plans on running for President in 2012 is to be really nice to Sarah Palin. That way, if it doesn't work out (and it won't), they'll at least have a shot at the bottom of her ticket.
That is too good! I love it!!! Another one who gets it.
Like I said at the beginning, Rush Limbaugh gets it as well. Click on the link below and listen to what he said about the GOP contenders and the reason for their bad attitude toward Sarah Palin.