Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Gov. Palin on Hannity: "Losing is Not an Option"

"Losing is not an option. Debt is the foundation of destruction," Governor Palin said tonight from an undisclosed location in a two-segment TV interview with Sean Hannity. The former Alaska Governor and 2012 Presidential hopeful spoke about the treatment of Donald Trump, the GOP's non-budget cutting ways, our nation's fiscal woes, and her plans for 2012.

Donald Trump, a New York City-based real estate mogul, praised Gov. Palin's "tremendous energy and great following," and said that he thought she was treated unfairly in the press. Gov. Palin said that she "respects Trump and his candidness" and added that she thinks he is being treated unfairly over the Obama birth certificate issue. Gov. Palin believes that Trump is running on the platform that Obama is in over his head and is merely answering reporters inquiries about his opinion on the birth certificate.

Gov. Palin pointed out that candidate Obama had many inconsistencies and he needs to be asked the tough questions. She reiterated her position expressed in Madison, WI last Saturday that the GOP's budget cuts were so grossly insufficient that they could hardly be called "cuts." The promised $100 billion in cuts dwindled down to a mere $342 million.

"Obama's radical agenda" has us "heading on the road to bankruptcy," Gov. Palin said. She could not understand why the GOP, which won the House in 2010 felt compelled to "strike a deal with the losing party. The GOP does not understand that there was a mandate in 2010" to shrink government and spending. "We are at record-smashing levels of spending. The GOP needs to be committed to telling Obama 'no.'"

The next round in the fight will be over the debt ceiling, which Gov. Palin said cannot and should not be raised. "Losing is not an option. Debt is the foundation of destruction" she said. Our country will see a fate similar to Greece and will be owned by its creditors. "We need to get someone with executive experience in 2012...who is not going to follow a herd mentality."

On her own plans for 2012, Gov. Palin said it is still too early to declare and she is focused on getting her message out to the GOP, "and even the reasonable people on the other side," and the Tea Party. She cited Trump's choice to address a Tea Party group as evidence of their power and relevance. But, Hannity pursued the issue further with Gov. Palin, asking if she felt it was too early to declare an exploratory committee as other candidates have already done. She said that even for an exploratory committee, it is early, but emphasized that she never ran a conventional campaign for any of the offices she sought. She always went straight to a campaign, and Gov. Palin said "my campaign will be unconventional if I choose to run." This statement could imply that Gov. Palin likely will not form an exploratory committee, but could instead instead go straight into an outright campaign.

When asked if she would support any of the 2012 hopefuls currently in the running if she chose not to run, Gov. Palin responded, "No one yet. I want to hear their ideas, executive experience, their time in office, and their record."

Gov. Palin concluded the interview by re-emphasizing how she called Obama out on his lies. "He promised to cut the deficit; but President Obama tripled it! ...President Obama flushed a trillion dollars down the drain on a useless “stimulus” package...The only thing that trillion-dollar travesty stimulated was a debt-crisis and a Tea Party!"

Sarah Palin on 'Hannity,' Part 1 retrieved from Fox News

Sarah Palin on 'Hannity,' Part 2 retrieved from Fox News

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