Former first lady Barbara Bush doesn't appear to think much of Sarah Palin's White House aspirations, saying the former Alaska governor should stick to her home state.OK, so someone asked Governor Palin what she thought of Barbara Bush's comment. From The LA Times we have this:
In an interview with CNN's Larry King scheduled for airing Monday, Mrs. Bush says she sat next to Palin once and "thought she was beautiful."
The outspoken wife of former President George H.W. Bush says Palin, who is considering a presidential run in 2012, seems "very happy in Alaska" but then adds, "I hope she'll stay there."
"I think the majority of Americans don't want to put up with the bluebloods—and I say it will all due respect because I love the Bushes but the bluebloods who want to pick and chose their winners instead of allowing competition," Palin said, reacting to Bush's comment specifically. "I don't know if that kind of stuff is planned out, but it is what it is."And, with that she hit a nerve. I think that on City Life this AM Host George Anthes used the term "elites" several time with a high degree of distain. It wasn't about the Bushes, but a more local elite, but the point was clear. There is the elites and then there is the rest of us.
Given that Ms Palin is not quite as dumb as Republicans fear she is and Democrats believe she is, this kind of thing is only going to work to her advantage. Sure, she misspeaks, like when she talked about "our ally, North Korea", when she meant "our ally, South Korea",♠ but aside from such things (remember 57 states?), she is fairly media savvy. It doesn't mean she is presidential timber, but it means that she is not going to be blown away with a light wind.
Hat tip to Law Professor Ann Althouse for the initial item.
Oh, and by the way, we have Governor Chris Christie being interviewed and in the last 36 seconds of the interview with Jimmy Fallon (who reminds me a bit of Greg Page, The New Englander), he is asked if he is running for President or if he would accept the Veep slot and what he thought of Sarah Palin as President.
Who knows, Jimmy, it’s an amazing world.A hat tip to Hot Air for the video.
Regards — Cliff
♠ The Huffington Post has this one, along with a lot of other folks. The Huffington Post does say:
To be fair, the mistake appeared to be a case of a verbal stumble -- not actual confusion about which country she was supposed to support.