As for soon-to-be departing Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Paul dismisses her supporters as "more establishment, conventional Country-Club type of Republicans."Strange, we don't recall ever having been members of any country club, nor do any Palin supporters we know have such memberships. How out of touch with the people can Ron Paul be? In fact, most of the Palin backers we know are blue collar conservatives, not Rockerfeller elites. They are much more interested in the latest NASCAR standings than in who is atop the PGA leader board.
"I wonder whether she's energizing the 15-20 year olds," Paul muses. "That would be a question I would have. Because she doesn't talk about the Federal Reserve and some of these issues. She doesn't talk too much about personal liberties, civil liberties, getting rid of drug laws, attacking the war on drugs, punishing people who torture."
As for the Palins themselves, it's unlikely that they belong to any country club. Golf is not their game. Sarah is a runner, and Todd is into snowmobiles, not golf carts. And with all that hunting and fishing they do, it's doubful that they have either the time or inclination for the game of golf. Sarah and Todd both played basketball in their youth, and their kids are more familiar with the hockey stick than the nine iron. We have it on good authority that the Palin clan has been known to ski, however, Alaska being more of a place suited to the winter sports.
And if you were to check the membership rolls of the Lake Jackson Country Club here in Texas, I'll bet real money that you will find the names of Ron Paul and his wife Carol listed as lifetime members.
Paul was always a loose cannon. His lying lips now tell us he's also a hypocrite.
Update 1: On reflection, it is the country club Republicans who have been most critical of Sarah Palin. That would be the Peggy Noonans, the David Frums and the Colin Powells of the GOP's Vichy wing.
And if Sarah Palin were to advocate for legalizing the same drugs that are enslaving and killing our children, her supporters would drop her like a hot hockey puck.
Paul must not have been paying attention when, in her resignation announcement, Gov. Palin said:
"Energy independence and national security, fiscal restraint, smaller government, and local control have been my priorities and will remain my priorities."And again:
"...We can advance this country together with our values of less government intervention, greater energy independence, stronger national security, and much-needed fiscal restraint."Smaller government and less government intervention are essential to those personal and civil liberties Ron Paul claims that Sarah Palin doesn't talk much about.
Paul is so far off base about Sarah Palin that he is way out there in left field.
Update 2: More from Evergreen Conservative, Adam Brickley, Lew Waters and Thomas Lifson, with thanks to the latter for the link.