CNN covered a speech by Alaska Governor Sarah Palin wednesday, and of course, they just had to throw some invective in the reportage; although Palin’s message still manages to come through the avalanche of snide self-superiority oozed by the reporter:
Palin: Government wants to ‘control the people’
In a speech introducing Michael Reagan — the son of former President Ronald Reagan — to an audience in Anchorage, Palin warned “Since when can you get out of huge national debt by creating trillions of dollars of new debt?” Palin asked. “It all really is so backwards and skewed as to sound like absolute nonsense when some of this economic policy is explained.”
“We need to be aware of the creation of a fearful population, and fearful lawmakers, being led to believe that big government is the answer, to bail out the private sector, because then government gets to get in there and control it,” she said. “And mark my words, this is going to be next, I fear, bail out next debt-ridden states. Then government gets to get in there and control the people.”
“Some in Washington would approach our economic woes in ways that absolutely defy Economics 101, and they fly in the face of principles, providing opportunity for industrious Americans to succeed or to fail on their own accord,” she said. “Those principles it makes you wonder what the heck some in Washington are trying to accomplish here.”
Though the bulk of her remarks focused on government encroachment into the private sector, and praise for former President Reagan’s views on limited government, the former vice presidential candidate briefly touched on national security. She told the crowd that “the terrorists are still dead set against us” and that her son Track is still deployed in Iraq. “It is war over there, so it will not be war over here,” she said. “And it had better still be our mission that we win, they lose.”
She also pointed to the recent dismissal of another ethics complaint against her. Palin said of the people who have filed the complaints: “Those are the folks who want to tell me, they want to tell you, to sit down and shut up. We will not do that. I just can’t, because I love my state. I love my country.”
I would strongly encourage you to click the link and read the entire article, for a couple of reasons:
- The article repeats the “they want to control people” thing twice — Twice, mind you — like CNNis flabbergasted over that quote.
- The article also goes into excrutiating detail on the ethics complain that was just dismissed aginst the Governor for an entire paragraph before they — finally — got to the Governor’s quote.
And I think it’s fascinating that they went to great effort to try to tie the Governor to Ronald Reagan, which just goes to show how badly CNN doesn’t understand. See, to liberals, tying someone to Reagan is a Baaaaaad thing. Baaaaad, Very Baaaad.
To Conservatives, that’s the whole point.
Man, do I ever miss Bobbie Batista.