Friday, April 09, 2010

President Smacks Palin, Then Builds Her Up

President Obama slapped down Sarah Palin at the same time he gave her a boost simply by mentioning her name. The President could easily have said, “I’m not going to dignify that kind of ignorant nonsense with a reply.” That would be the measured response to a ditz who doesn’t know what she’s talking about. But he was carefully deliberate in mentioning Palin’s name before saying she’s a ditz who doesn’t know what she’s talking about.

There’s presidential politics afoot here. President Obama is playing Sister Sarah the idiot like a violin, enhancing her presidential prospects, getting into her ambitious little head too. This after the President deliberatively diminished Mitt Romney’s presidential fortunes by praising Romneycare in Massachusetts, from which Romney has been desperately trying to run away and hide.

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