Editor's Note: This is another one of our posts which was a casualty of the May 12 Google Blogger outage. We're re-posting it here and re-linking it on The Book of Sarah, our Sarah Palin web reference site. - JP
In a Wednesday night appearance on Fox News' "On The Record," Sarah Palin told guest host Martha MacCallum that the economy will be foremost in the minds of the electorate in 2012. Gov. Palin also said President Obama showed poor judgment by inviting rapper Common to the White House for poetry night. The 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate criticized the White House's timing, as it is Police Memorial Week, and Common wrote "A Song for Assata," about convicted cop-killer and former Black Panther Assata Shakur. Other Lyrics by Common called for the “burn[ing]” of then-President George W. Bush.
Gov. Palin expressed her view said that the killing of Osama bin Laden does not make the president a more formidable candidate for 2012. When asked about Newt Gingrich's entry into the 2012 presidential contest, she reiterated her opinion that the more candidates debating and contributing solutions to the nation's problems, the better. She also disagreed with some pundits who have criticized the GOP's field of candidates as weak and restated that she and some other potential candidates believe that it's too early to get into the race.