Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sarah Palin on Fox News Sunday, May 23, 2010


h/t: HotAirPundit

Today Sarah Palin appeared on “Fox News Sunday” -- her second visit to that program since her debut appearance in early February -- to discuss electoral politics, the Gulf oil spill and her possible political future. Governor Palin defended Rand Paul, who, fresh from a landslide victory in the GOP primary race for U.S. Senate in Kentucky, found himself under attack by the left-biased media:
“I think Rand Paul is right in his clarifications about what he means and his interpretation of the impacts of the Civil Rights Act... He's a supporter of the Civil Rights Act and equal rights. He would have marched with Martin Luther King Jr., he said. And he will oppose any efforts to diminish or erode away any aspect of the Civil Rights Act, so he's supportive.”
Citing her own treatment by a corrupt press, the former Alaska governor warned conservative and libertarian Republican candidates to beware of the state-controlled media and its agenda:
“Don't assume that you can engage in a hypothetical discussion about constitutional impacts with a reporter or a media personality who has an agenda, who may be prejudiced before they even get into the interview in regards to what your answer may be… You know, they're looking for that "gotcha" moment.”
The 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate called on her party not to take the current political environment for granted in trying to take back control of both houses of Congress:
“It’s a wakeup call in terms of anybody assuming that you can just take it for granted that the voters' mood will just, I guess, usher in all the Republicans. That's not, that's not the case.”
Gov. Palin was critical of the media's coverage of how the the Obama Administration has tried to deal with the Gulf Oil Spill:
“I don't know why the question isn't asked by the mainstream media and by others if there's any connection with the contributions made to President Obama and his administration and the support by the oil companies to the administration.”
When asked by host Chris Wallace what she will be doing to help the GOP in the upcoming midterm elections, Governor Palin replied:
“I'm going to keep out there talking to people, hearing from people, those who desire a less intrusive government in our businesses, in our lives and in our family matters. I'm going to keep speaking with them and helping to empower them to effect this change that is so needed in the midterms.”
And when asked the obligatory question about her intentions concerning a potential Presidential run, the governor answered:
“If the voters of America are in the mood for a kind of unconventional, candid, honest public servant, and it doesn't necessarily have to be me, but if that's what they're in the mood for, they're going to let that be known and they're going to help really propel and push that candidate forward, and then that candidate, of course, will make the decision whether to run or not. Don’t know if that’s going to me, Chris... As I’ve always said, I’m not going to close any door that perhaps would be open.””
- JP

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