Did it just feel a little too quiet for anyone else? Did you also have the feeling mothers often get when the children are in the other room, being awfully quiet, and immediately wonder what those kids were up to now?
Well, I know why. Sarah Palin has been trying, off and on for the last few months, to get back in the news cycle. You would think it would be a bit easier, since she’s working for Fox News and all. This time though, she may have hit on something that will get picked up by the national press, despite the fact she’s still prattling on about Benghazi.
Yes, Benghazi. Enter the collective sigh, stage right. Yes, Benghazi was a serious issue, and not to be taken lightly. Yet, I also think it’s improper for Benghazi to be trotted out by Conservative Republicans whenever they want to detract attention from another serious issue in the news cycle– like, say, the looming government shutdown, in the hopes of defunding Obamacare after votes to repeal the legislation have failed 30+ times.
But, I digress…
Sarah Palin has decided to preemptively strike out at Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential bid. Never mind that Hillary Clinton has not announced a presidential bid. Never mind that Clinton’s been recently quoted as saying:
“I’m not in any hurry. I think it’s a serious decision, not to be made lightly but it’s also not one that has to be made soon.”
No, no. None of that matters. Palin has declared Clinton as unfit for the presidency and stated that she will be disappointed in the whole electorate is they make her the Democratic candidate because:
“… Anyone who would just throw away 200 years of military ethos and leave our men behind to be murdered [should] never be considered as a commander in chief.”
Wait, what? The State Department may have been caught with its pants down on the Benghazi issue, and they may have had a hell of a time trying to figure out what happened after the fact, and yes, that does not reflect well on us as a nation, but, I do not believe for a minute that anyone—ANYONE—in the State Department thought about our embassy in Benghazi, and said to themselves, “Screw it. It’s too much trouble to keep those people alive, or go in to get them.”
I understand Palin is trying to keep herself relevant in the minds of the American people, but I’m certain there are better ways to do it. I mean, insulting half the nation with your impending ‘disappointment’ is not really going to do it. Perhaps, she could do something to serve her nation. Perhaps she could get herself into another tabloid scandal. Or maybe she should just write another book.