Wednesday, May 26, 2010

What If Sarah Palin Had Been President

In 2008, the media tried to make Sarah Palin's "lack" of experience as a handicap to her ability, if needed, to be chief executive. Those of us on the right thought that to be an interesting statement to make about a chief executive of a state while the community activist man-child received a pass for his lack of experience managing anything. In the end, the anointed one won out and we now have a year and a half to evaluate Obama's administrative skills. To put it mildly, they suck. He couldn't manage himself out of a pool with a zero entry beach.
Through out his Presidency, Obama has been haunted by the pesky posts from Sarah Palin. Most recently, Palin and Obama, via the mouth of Robert Gibbs, have been exchanging words for the Presidents mismanagement of the biggest crisis of his Presidency. Gibbs said that Palin needed more information about how oil drilling is done. Considering one of Palin's biggest resume builders is her work with the oil industry, I think that comment just highlights how insane Obama and those around him are. "Plug the damn hole" is the leadership we get. Perhaps Obama should take his boot off the throat of half the nation and stick it in the hole.
With the Palin/Obama exchange, that got me thinking about what would things have been like had we elected Palin as President (assuming she was the nominee). Well, When it comes to the oil crisis, I think Palin's experience would have been perfect for just such a situation. Isn't that ironic that the thing needed the most was the most scorned during the campaign. I think that instead of spending 18 months blaming Bush, we would have heard somebody try to speak encouragement to the nation as Reagan did in the 80's. We would not have taken over the banks or the auto-industry. We would not have socialized medicine. We would not have passed stimulus and all of its children. She would not have taken her focus off of the economy to focus on socialist programs that the nation 2 to 1 are not in favor of. She would not have divulged our national strength to the Russians and Chinese. She would not approach every nation from China to Liberia from a position of weakness. She wouldn't have abandoned our Eastern European Allies. She would not have snubbed the Israeli Prime Minister. She would not have allowed Caldoron to put down our nation and stand in agreement. She would not attack a state of the Union more harshly than Iran. She would have only bowed to the only one worthy of bowing to, our Lord. In summary, she would not have acted stupidly.

5 comments:

Kansas Bob said...

IMO she and the prez have one thing in common - they are both political opportunists.

I am interested though.. if Palin can help in the gulf.. why isn't she? I have not heard one constructive thing from her about the oil spill and what she would do to plug it. She just complains - it is what political opportunists do.. and sell their books and go on speaking tours. She is not all that different from the man you despise. :)

jrchaard said...

I don't think that it is some miracle fix that Palin would have done. I think it is how she would have responded in the initial hours and her understanding of the dangers of the leak that would have allowed for better leadership. If she was to do something, it would have been to push Obama out of the way and run the effort.

Kansas Bob said...

But would she have finished plugging the leak or would she have quit saying she didn't want to be a lame duck oil well plugger?

jrchaard said...

She would have filled the leak with our national debt. That could fill any hole.

Kansas Bob said...

Drill baby drill!!