Sunday, February 06, 2011

Foreign Policy Expert Sarah Palin Will Decide Who Can Rule Egypt

In a creepy interview with David Brody at the Christian Broadcasting Network, right-wing quitter and publicity whore Sarah Palin has offered her bizarre views on the situation in Egypt: "We want to be able to trust those who are screaming for democracy there in Egypt, that it is a true sincere desire for freedoms and the challenge that we have though, is how do we verify what it is that we are being told, what it is that the American public are being fed via media, via the protestors, via the government there in Egypt in order for us to really have some sound information to make wise decisions on what our position is. Trust but verify, and try to understand is what I would hope our leaders are engaged in right now. Who’s going to fill the void? Mubarak, he’s gone, one way or the other you know, he is not going to be the leader of Egypt, that that’s a given, so now the information needs to be gathered and understood as to who it will be that fills now the void in the government. Is it going to be the Muslim Brotherhood? We should not stand for that, or with that or by that. Any radical Islamists, no that is not who we should be supporting and standing by, so we need to find out who was behind all of the turmoil and the revolt and the protests so that good decisions can be made in terms of who we will stand by and support."

And she's miffed that Obama hasn't told her who's going to be the next president of Egypt: "It’s a difficult situation, this is that 3am White House phone call and it seems for many of us trying to get that information from our leader in the White House it it seems that that call went right to um the answering machine. And nobody yet has, no body yet has explained to the American public what they know, and surely they know more than the rest of us know who it is who will be taking the place of Mubarak."

Read the whole interview. It's a remarkable exercise in paranoia, arrogant presumption and pretending to know what she's talking about. She also brags about being a journalist. (!) And it's clear she has no idea that leading American politicians are not actually supposed to be saying they have the right to determine who will rule other countries.

Sadly, it is true that, lest things get out of control, President Obama and his diplomats seems to be settling on pushing out Mubarak in favor of the head of the secret police, Omar Suleiman, now appointed Vice President. (The AngryArab is priceless on the subject: "So basically, if you take Mubarak and his head of the secret police, `Umar Sulayman, the US would have been satisfied if only Hitler had appointed Himmler as his deputy."

Note to world: It is the Egyptian revolution and that means the Egyptian people get to decide what happens next.


  1. "Read the whole interview." I can't I tell you I can't, when I read or listen to what she says I get a brain freeze - for real. Akkkkkk!

    I'd be willing to buy SP a one-way ticket to Cairo for her to do some research on 'who is going to fill the void' - but I'm not paying for protection for her, she on her own, ya betcha!

  2. I'll chip in on that ticket! We should start a fund. She could take her space-sister Michelle with her!

  3. rofl....I bet we could get a two-fer special. Talk about a perfect set of wing-nuts.

    If Michelle get the presidential nomination I wonder if Sarah would take the VP slot again. I'd laugh but the thought really scares me.

  4. I'm thinking that a MB-SP ticket would be too many from column B. I'm thinking smart Republicans (!) will match someone less kooky up on the head of the ticket with one of these two wingnuts as a side dish.

  5. Hoping for a fitter America, let's pass on any side dishes....

  6. Add another one to the list, this from The Daily Dish:

    Doug Mataconis attempts to decipher Palin's thoughts on Egypt:

    I’ve read through this incomprehensible word salad three times and I still can’t figure out for the life of me what Palin is trying to say here. As with most of her comments on substantive issues, it seems like she’s just throwing talking points together in some kind of stream-of-consciousness chant, hoping that it will make sense when it all comes together.

    But it doesn’t.