Monday, November 22, 2010

Benyamin Korn: Why Sarah Palin's still alive & kickin'

She's earned her clout the old-fashioned way
Benyamin Korn, founder of Jewish Americans for Sarah Palin, editor of, and radio host of "Jewish Independent Talk" explains in a Philadelphia Daily News op-ed, why Gov. Palin is more relevant then ever, despite the efforts of her political enemies to marginalize her:
NO SOONER had the polls closed on Nov. 2 than Sarah Palin began shaping the platform of the Republican Party and the conservative movement heading into 2012. And when the chief Mama Grizzly sets her formidable mind to something, her opponents start looking a lot less electable.

In a 1,500-word manifesto in National Review two days after the historic vote, Palin outlined a strategy for her party, and the country.

"The meaning of the 2010 election was rebuke, reject, and repeal," she wrote.

"We rebuked Washington's power grab, rejected this unwanted 'fundamental transformation of America,' and began the process to repeal the dangerous policies inflicted on us. But this theme will only complement the theme of 2012, which is renew, revive, and restore. In 2012, we need to renew our optimistic, pioneering spirit, revive our free-market system, and restore constitutional limits and our standing in the world as the abiding beacon of freedom."

John Podhoretz, editor-in-chief of Commentary, bellwether for the intellectual right, called the Palin Plan "brilliant."

Last week, in yet another display of tactical savvy, Palin staked out a position on, of all things, monetary policy - specifically the plan by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to essentially print $800 billion in new currency, further devaluing the already plunging dollar.

Palin's warning that Bernanke's action would further weaken the dollar and cause inflation, and her call on him to "cease and desist," prompted the Wall Street Journal - no cheerleader for Palin - to declare in a lead editorial that Palin had "exhibited a more sophisticated knowledge of monetary policy than any major Republican this side of Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan."

Not only is she "way ahead of her potential Presidential competitors on this policy point," the Journal editorial said, but Palin "shows a talent for putting a technical subject in language that average Americans can understand."

- JP

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