Wikileaks: McConnell’s Words, Palin’s Actions
A quick observation - establishment Republican and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell recently said job one for the GOP was denying Obama a second term. Rather than engage in their usual back biting and undermining of Palin, the establishment GOP would do well to appreciate how much they seem to have in common with her. I have no idea how all this plays out two years from now, or if it is even a factor. However, unlike a host of establishment Republicans currently trying to calculate their way to the GOP nomination in 2012, Palin remains alone in being the first prominent Republican to take the fight to Obama, time after time.
I can almost see teams of Pawlenty and Romney consultants furiously advising their bosses to jump into the fray, assuming their particular political calculus doesn't push them toward taking some middle ground on this one. If, as some critics allege, Palin lacks gravitas, surely she more than makes up for it in authenticity. I wonder how much a GOP consultant would be worth if he or she found a way to bottle that? Also, more on Wikileaks via Melissa Clouthier – and a host of good coverage, including audio of Thad McCotter, via Big Peace.
We all applaud the successful thwarting of the Christmas-Tree Bomber and hope our government continues to do all it can to keep us safe. However, the latest round of publications of leaked classified U.S. documents through the shady organization called Wikileaks raises serious questions about the Obama administration’s incompetent handling of this whole fiasco.