September 23, 2009

You Have to Love the NYT

From the NYT's coverage of Palin's speech in Asia:

A number of people who heard the speech in a packed hotel ballroom, which was closed to the media, said Mrs. Palin spoke from notes for 90 minutes and that she was articulate, well-prepared and even compelling.

[Emphasis added.]

Politics Posted by Harrison Bergeron at September 23, 2009 12:40 PM

I'm a Palin fan, as folks know (although I fear she has been too damaged for electoral rehabilitation cf, Quayle, J. Danforth).

But the conservative throng loves to whack the left for criticizing the President overseas. The much kinder review I read indicates that she was pretty forceful against the current administration. Does Gov. Palin get a pass?

Posted by: jk at September 23, 2009 1:00 PM

As an Ex-Governess ... and what candidate for president would NOT rail against the opposition presidency. How many Governor-cum-Presidents cooed over their opposition? Perhaps Reagan ...

Posted by: mdmhvonpa at September 23, 2009 1:25 PM

Used to be a point of protocol that "politics stopped at the water's edge" and in Asia, we're all 'merkuns.

It was not that people did not oppose -- it's that they were criticized for it. Don't know that I miss the good old days, but it seems a bit inconsistent.

Posted by: jk at September 23, 2009 2:22 PM

Hmmm. Did she call President Obama an "idiot?" Did she say he is "illegitimate?" How about "he's not MY president" or "I apologize to the world" for him?

Not exactly.

Mr. Goode, an African-American who said he did some campaign polling for President Obama, said Mrs. Palin mentioned President Obama three times on Wednesday.

"And there was nothing derogatory in it, no sleight of hand, and believe me, I was listening for that," he said, adding that Mrs. Palin referred to Mr. Obama as "our president," with the emphasis on "our."

She did say that she was against the Obama administration's tariff on Chinese tires.

Posted by: johngalt at September 23, 2009 4:15 PM

Personally I liked the excerpts in this report.

Palin, Sounding Like Ron Paul, Takes on the Fed

Posted by: johngalt at September 23, 2009 4:21 PM

WSJ has reviewed a recording of the speech. Story here.

"We got into this mess because of government interference in the first place," the former Republican U.S. vice presidential candidate said Wednesday at a conference sponsored by investment firm CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets. "We're not interested in government fixes, we're interested in freedom," she added.

Dunno brother Keith. She's giving you a run for my money and support as president in 2012.

Posted by: johngalt at September 23, 2009 4:26 PM

Good reporting, jg. I guess I misconstrued early reports. I cannot find them to shift blame.

Condi 08, 12, 16, 20 for me. But you might have better patronage position with Brother Keith.

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