A fairly easy task when one is a down-to-earth person facing off against a self-absorbed elitist:
President Barack Obama on Thursday made clear he was not going to take advice from Republican Sarah Palin when it comes to decisions about the U.S. nuclear arsenal.
Palin, the former vice presidential candidate, has not been shy about criticizing Obama’s policies and this week weighed in on his revamped nuclear strategy, saying it was like a child in a playground who says ‘punch me in the face, I’m not going to retaliate.’
“I really have no response to that. The last I checked, Sarah Palin is not much of an expert on nuclear issues,” Obama said in an interview with ABC News.
Neither are you, Barry – and while you’ll try to sell this as something done under the advice of the SecDef, it still remains that you are the President and thus this boneheaded, ignorant and foolhardy new policy is all yours. As soon as President Pal…errmmm…I mean, as soon as a new President is sworn in, the military will breath a sigh of relief that they no longer have to salute policies they know make America unsafe.
What is really bad here is how clearly Sarah Palin has got under Obama’s skin – if his fellow Americans can rattle him this badly, imagine what our foreign enemies can do? A President who can’t graciously react to domestic criticism is not a President we can rely on in a foreign crisis.