Friday, April 8, 2011
Governor Palin ended today's Facebook note by saying,
2008 seems like such a long time ago, but 2012 is just around the corner. There is a leadership vacuum in the White House right now, but that’s nothing that another good old-fashioned election can’t fix.
The Governor is one of the few who will call it like she sees it--time and time again. The pressure comes, and she stands up underneath it. The waves of criticism come, and she rides them. The much weaker souls hide out, and she steps up strong and unbending. This is exactly why so many of us join her in looking forward to 2012 in hopes that she will be involved in that old-fashioned election.
While everyone is abuzz with talk about whether the GOP will cave and compromise their stand on ridding this country of wasteful spending--with a government shutdown looming large--no one wonders what Governor Palin is thinking. No one is uncertain about where she stands and what she stands for. Her track record is clear: Cut spending! Do the right thing! Don't retreat! In fact she tweeted as much:
GOP: don't retreat! The country is going broke. We can't AFFORD cowboy poetry & subsidizing abortion.
No offense to the good people of Nevada, but Harry Reid's cowboy poetry commitment has to go. Let's see: our children's future or cowboy poetry? Do we even need to ask? As for Planned Parenthood, where does one even begin? With all its current controversies, historic racism, moral implications, and immense price tag, why are we debating whether or not to defund them? It's a no-brainer, is it not? We simply cannot afford them--in more ways than one.
It's Governor Palin's propensity to call it like she sees it, to not back down in the face of adversity, to always place principles over party, that earn her the respect of so many Americans. Patriot Mark Levin couldn't help but applaud her unwavering support of our troops and fiscal sanity. Levin tweets:
Gov. Sarah Palin: Right on! http://fb.me/WCllXsIf
No one wants to see a government shutdown, as Governor Palin pointed out in her Facebook note, but we do want the right thing for this country--and the right thing is taking seriously our financial crisis and getting it under control. The time is now.
Governor Palin has called on both President Obama to muster up some leadership skills and the GOP to hold firm to their commitments. Not too many are as willing as she to call for the end of politicking in favor of practicing common sense. But that's what separates her from so many, and that's what makes us all the more anxious for an old-fashioned 2012 election.
I echo Mark Levin: Right on, Governor Palin.