“Rendered Impotent”


Thursday on FOX Business Network, Alaskan says Resigned Rep took action “day late dollar short.”

Courtesy FOX Business Network:


In an interview to appear this evening at 8 PM/ET on FOX Business Network, former Alaska Governor and FOX News contributor Sarah Palin speaks about the scandal surrounding now former Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY) saying “after his personal indiscretions were disclosed, he was going to be rendered impotent basically in Congress and he wasn’t going to be effective.” She went on to discuss the GOP contenders and when asked if she has given any further consideration to entering the race for President, she said she would “love to stir it up” but ultimately “it’s anybody but Obama” and she will “work as hard as I can to make sure a nomine surfaces” who embodies the change she believes is right for America.
Excerpts from the interview are below:

On whether Congressman Weiner could be effective in Congress despite his personal scandal:
“Anthony Weiner, from henceforth after his personal indiscretions were disclosed, he was going to be rendered impotent basically in Congress and he wasn’t going to be effective. Obviously it was the right thing to do. Day late dollar short though, I think he should have resigned when all of this came to light.”

On whether the people of New York should have been able keep Congressman Weiner as their representative despite his personal indiscretions:
“Yes, they are entitled to having someone like Anthony Weiner represent them if that is truly what they want but I have faith in the people in Queens and elsewhere in New York that they deserve better and I think they will receive better.”

On whether she was thinking about how she would answer the questions when watching the CNN debate:
“Once in a while I do. I think that’s natural. What I would like to see is the GOP contenders not hesitating to call one another out on their records. We condemn the Democrats quite often, I know I do, for not having vetted their own candidate and allowing him to rise to the surface a few years ago. He wasn’t vetted by the press but he also wasn’t vetted by his own party. It’s kind of hypocritical for Republicans to think we shouldn’t be calling each other out on our records. It’s very important that we do in fairness to the electorate.”

On the “stir” created by her bus tour and whether she is considering entering the race for President as a result:
“I would love to stir it up even more. It’s not about me, it’s about a message.

On whether she will support any Republican over President Barack Obama:
“I am going to work as hard as I can to make sure a nomine surfaces who is a supporter of a smaller, smarter government, and then we won’t be in the position of needing to go rouge. But as I said before, it’s anybody but Obama. Things cannot get any worse under a Republican administration.”

On the government release of her emails:
“It certainly shows the priorities in what was once a respected cornerstone of our democracy; our mainstream media and we see that priorities are quite skewed. With the gusto they went after my emails; I hope folks who read the emails learned a lot about energy independence, fish and game conservation, protecting second amendment rights, why I opposed Obama’s stimulus package. I hope folks learned a lot from these benign and boring emails but it showed a picture of what my priorities were, with a servant’s heart, trying to serve the people of Alaska. I knew there was nothing to hide because I know what I have done over these years. There are some things in the emails that I thought provided some vindication like why I killed the bridge to nowhere. Hopefully it just shed some more light into my ideology.”

On whether she believes Michele Bachmann is prepared to be President:
“She is. I am convinced the field isn’t set. Other people will jump in.”

Related Topics: Sarah Palin, 2012 Elections, Republican Party

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