Obama Reminds Half-Termer Palin She’s ‘Not Much of an Expert on Nuclear Issues’
April 9, 2010
(ChattahBox)—-Sarah Palin says something stupid and inflammatory and the media faithfully laps it up. The paid Fox News contributor and former half-term governor of Alaska is not known for her smarts nor does she possess any foreign policy experience, unless you count seeing Russia from her house. So, why does ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos feel compelled to ask President Obama, after signing an historic nuclear disarmament treaty with Russia, to respond to some off-the-wall comment made by Sarah Palin during an appearance on Sean Hannity’s show?
Let’s examine Palin’s thought provoking criticism of the landmark nuclear disarmament treaty with Russia:
‘”It’s unbelievable. Unbelievable,” said Palin on Wednesday evening while appearing on Sean Hannity’s Fox News program. “No administration in America’s history would, I think, ever have considered such a step that we just found out President Obama is supporting today. It’s kinda like getting out there on a playground, a bunch of kids, getting ready to fight, and one of the kids saying, ‘Go ahead, punch me in the face and I’m not going to retaliate. Go ahead and do what you want to with me.’”
President Obama’s response to Stephanopoulos’ question about Palin’s nonsensical remark:
“I really have no response. Because last I checked, Sarah Palin’s not much of an expert on nuclear issues.” “If the Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff are comfortable with it, I’m probably going to take my advice from them and not from Sarah Palin,” he said.
This morning on Fox & Friends, Obama’s statement regarding Sarah Palin’s comment in response to Stephanopoulos’ question was criticized, as not “presidential.”
Earlier, ABC also penned a lengthy article on Palin’s statements, which Media Matters called “embarrassing.”
Wrote Eric Boehlert of Media Matters:
“At this point, I’m pretty sure everyone understands that Sarah Palin is getting paid by Fox News to pontificate about the news and to obediently express her very predictable RNC talking points. So honestly, why would any self-respecting news org treat a paid Palin appearance on Fox as a news event? Why would any journalist dedicate 22 paragraphs to detailing the rhetoric of a paid pundit on a partisan cable news show? What possible justification would ABC have for manufacturing GOP news like that?”
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