On ABC’s This Week, Attorney General Eric Holder dealt with Sarah Palin’s calls for Obama impeachment by using two sentences to call her a bad VP candidate, and even worse judge of who should be impeached.
STEPHANOPOULOS: One person who did stand up this week, Sarah Palin, calling for impeachment over this issue.
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SARAH PALIN, FRM. GOVERNOR OF ALASKA: Enough is enough of the years of abuse from this president. His unsecured border crisis for me it’s a last straw. It makes kind of a battered wife say no mas. That’s enough. It’s time to impeach.
HOLDER: She wasn’t a particularly good vice presidential candidate. She’s an even worse judge of who ought to be impeached and why.
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As much as it felt good to hear somebody from the Obama administration push back against Palin’s endless campaign of hate and jealousy against this president, Attorney General Holder did violate rule number one when dealing with her. The rule is that anyone in an official government position should never ever feed the bridge troll of politics known as Sarah Palin. The former half-term governor lives for the kind of attention that Holder gave her.
Palin, with the help of Fox News, will now try to turn this into her taking on the Obama administration. Holder could barely hide his contempt for Palin because she represents much of what he has been calling out during his time as attorney general. For years, Holder has been speaking about the racism in American culture. Sarah Palin has been one of the most shameless practitioners of race-based attacks against this president that date as far back as the 2008 presidential campaign.
Attorney General Holder was correct about Palin. She is nothing but a failed vice presidential candidate. She doesn’t have the qualifications or the judgment necessary to be determining if anyone should be impeached. All officials in government would be wise to ignore Sarah Palin, but Eric Holder deemed it necessary to knock the bag lady of American politics on her can.
Holder hit Palin where it hurts most. He reminded her that she lost. Palin will try to mine Holder’s remarks for attention and profit, but his dismissal of the political flop from Alaska demonstrated why she wasn’t even worth an afterthought.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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