Another Gem from Driftglass
Palin Hong Kong Speech Blames Government For Financial Crisis; Some Walk Out In Disgust
HONG KONG — Former U.S. vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, criticized for her lack of foreign policy experience, emerged in Asia on Wednesday to share her views from "Main Street U.S.A." with a group of high-flying global investors.
In her first trip to the region, the former Alaska governor addressed an annual conference of investors in Hong Kong in what was billed as a wide-ranging talk about governance, economics and U.S. and Asian affairs.
Two US delegates left early, according to AFP, with one saying "it was awful, we couldn't stand it any longer." He declined to be identified."I'm going to call it like I see it and I will share with you candidly a view right from Main Street, Main Street U.S.A.," Palin told a room full of asset managers and other finance professionals, according to a video of part of the speech obtained by The Associated Press. "
And how perhaps my view of Main Street ... how that affects you and your business."Palin spoke out against government intervention in the economy. "We got into this mess because of government interference in the first place," Palin said, according to the Wall Street Journal.
"We're not interested in government fixes, we're interested in freedom," she added....
She didn't refer to President Barack Obama by name, the Wall Street Journal reported, but said she called his campaign promises "nebulous, utopian sounding... Now 10 months later, though, a lot of Americans are asking: more government? Is that the change we want?"
Some attendees were disappointed by her focus on her home state and her attacks on President Obama."As fund managers we want to hear about the United States as a whole, not just about Alaska," one told AFP. "
And she criticized Obama a lot but offered no solutions."
Where is the Media Outrage now??
Rich Lowry Suddenly in Favor of Criticizing American Presidents on Foreign Soil
By: Blue Texan via FDL
Here's Starburst Boy, after the Dixie Chicks said something mean about George W. Bush overseas, in 2003.
"What the Dixie Chicks forgot is that, as country singers, they might be "artists," but they're not entitled to the alienated self-righteousness assumed by most every other artist in the country."
"No, they are part of the Country Music Nation, the red-white-and-blue musical heart of America, where our enemies are evil, our cause is righteous, and comments critical of the commander in chief on foreign soil on the eve of a war are, uh, shall we say, not appreciated. "
And here's his reaction when his crush Sarah Palin gave a lengthy speech in Hong Kong in which she criticized Obama's handling of the current war in Afghanistan, his foreign policy, domestic policy, economic policy -- pretty much trashed his entire administration.
"Palin is an authentic, powerful voice of the populist right and in the speech she implicitly connects its call for limited government and sensible fiscal policy with America's role as a world power."
It's official: the "Country Music Nation" has changed its policy about criticizing white Republican commanders-in-chief overseas.
These people are abhorrent and not to be taken seriously.