Governor Palin via Facebook:
John McCain is right about Obama completely underestimating Putin’s intensions and autocratic unwillingness to put people before his political power.
As Senator McCain noted today: “The president comparing [Putin] to a kid in the back of a classroom, I think, is very indicative of the president’s lack of appreciation of who Vladimir Putin is. He’s an old KGB colonel that has no illusions about our relationship, does not care about a relationship with the United States, continues to oppress his people, continues to act in an autocratic fashion.”
Senator McCain is also right in his assessment of Obama’s absurd claim that al Qaeda is on the run despite the evidence to the contrary with the closure of diplomatic posts in Yemen due to terror threats from APAQ. As McCain said, “You can’t say you’ve decimated the core of al Qaeda and at same time have to close these posts.”
I respect Senator McCain’s stance on Russia, al Qaeda, and foreign threats. Our current president would be wise to hear Senator McCain on these real security threats and to finally start prioritizing our tax dollars to fund our nation’s real national security needs instead of growing the Obama nanny state.
– Sarah Palin
Update by Steve
John Frank has a great comment below about many people commenting on Governor Palin’s wall dissenting from her admiration of Senator McCain’s stance on specific foreign policy issues.
In a nutshell, folks need to lighten up. If they believe they can sit around waiting for every candidate and/or politician to agree with them 100% on every issue, they’re going to find themselves miserable for a very long time. Yes, some of us as Palin supporters dissent from a myriad of McCain’s positions and statements. That doesn’t mean he can never be right about something or that he isn’t to be admired for his service to his country or that he isn’t very wise when it comes to very specific topics of foreign policy.
I’d remind these uptight folks that Governor Palin is a great communicator, probably the best we’ve had since Reagan. As such, she’s worked with people throughout her entire career to find common good and to promote her various reform agendas. In doing so, she’s been able to accomplish many great things.
I hope folks will take a breath and make the choice to pick their battles wisely.