Monday, September 12, 2011
I just love Governor Palin! One thing I have always respected about her is her fearlessness in calling it like she sees it. Tonight, she spoke with Greta Van Susteren after the Tea Party Republican Presidential Debate. I agree with the Governor that tonight's debate was definitely worth watching. Never one to hold back, she praised Rep. Michele Bachmann for calling out Governor Perry for the Gardasil inoculation of little girls. Bachmann suggested that Perry wasn't motivated by any concern for these children, but by the prospect of lining his own political pockets.
Even prior to Governor Palin's Iowa Tea Party speech, when it was first reported that she would be talking about "crony capitalism," people began to speculate that she was referring to Governor Perry. After the speech, that discussion continued. Tonight, all doubt has been erased. Governor Palin made in abundantly clear that she would not tippy-toe around Rick Perry. They have been called friends, and for that reason, many felt she wouldn't get into the race if he got in, and she wouldn't call him out on his record. Not so.
In her twenty years of public service, she has never kept her mouth shut when she saw corruption; her actions helped give corruption in Alaska a black eye. She didn't keep her mouth shut tonight, either. In no uncertain terms, she articulated that she views Perry as a crony capitalist. (And some people actually said she was going to go to Iowa and endorse Perry!) Politics as usual would have necessitated she not be so bold but instead make nice with the Governor of Texas. Being indebted to the good old boys would have necessitated the same. However, when you have gotten where you are based on hard work, integrity, and incredible instincts, you can speak the truth and not worry about who likes you, who invites you to their country club, or who will eventually back your campaign once theirs fizzles out. The only one you have to look in the eyes is yourself. That's Governor Palin.
I can't wait till she gets in this race.
Here's the interview:
(Video courtesy of The Right Scoop)