There is a certain earthiness about Mrs. Palin. We got glimpses of it in her Alaska TV show. You could tell she was comfortable working with fishermen and lumberjacks; people known to use salty language on occasion. That quality came out when she talked to the gruesome Greta Van Susteren about President Obama’s state of the union speech. Mrs. Palin said:
His theme last night in the State of the Union was the “WTF,” you know, “Winning the Future.” And I thought, “OK, that acronym, spot on.” There were a lot of “WTF” moments throughout that speech.
She went on to criticize his speech in a Facebook post. Here’s a sample of what she means by WTF.
The President glossed over the most important issue he needed to address last night: spending. He touched on deficit reduction, but his proposals amount to merely a quarter of the cuts in discretionary spending proposed by his own Deficit Reduction Commission, not to mention the $2.5 trillion in cuts over ten years suggested by the Republican Study Committee. And while we appreciate hearing the same President who gave us the trillion dollar Stimulus Package boondoggle finally concede that we need to cut earmarks, keep in mind that earmarks are a$16 billion drop in the $1.5 trillion ocean that is the federal deficit. Budget cuts won’t be popular, but they are vitally necessary or we will soon be a bankrupt country. It’s the responsibility of a leader to make sure the American people fully understand this.
In other words, Mr. President, “What the F**k are you doing to our economy?”
Make of it what you will, but the best commentary I’ve seen on President Obama’s State of the Union speech is Sarah Palin’s. It’s all worth reading;
That counts as a WTF moment at Powerline.
The more important point is that Mrs. Palin once again stands out as Obama’s most visible opponent. I’d also add the most viable opponent. She has withstood the most sustained and vicious attacks ever launched upon any politician and she has emerged stronger than ever, a smile on her face and a new zinger on her lips. They have nothing left to throw at her. And I bet that has Team Obama worried.