Palin Hits Back At “Blue Blood” Bushes
Former Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin has lashed back at criticism from former US President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara, calling the couple “Blue Bloods” who want to dictate “the winners.”
“I say that in all due respect,” Palin told talk radio host Laura Ingrahm on November 24, who said the Bushes are an example of the “Blue Blood who want to pick and choose their winners, instead of allowing competition to pick and choose the winners.”
“They kinda do some of this with some of the economic policies that were in place that got us in to some of these economic woeful times, too,” Palin added.
When asked about Palin during a recent interview, the elder Bush gave a tepid response, seeming to not know how to answer the question, when wife Barbara interjected that the former Alaska governor should just “stay in Alaska.”
“I don’t know if that kind of stuff is planned out,” Palin said, “but it is what it is, we deal with it, and as I say, we forge ahead and we keep doing what we’re doing.”
Palin also responded to criticism she has gotten for writing in her new memoir, America by Heart, that US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle are “unpatriotic” and “racist.”
Michelle “has a different worldview,” Palin said, “and she’s not afraid of sharing that worldview.” Palin went on to defend her written criticism, citing that the First Lady infamously said during the 2008 campaign that she was now finally “proud of her country” for nominating her husband.
Palin also criticized Michelle Obama’s anti-obesity campaign as an example of big government dictating behavior to the public.
“What she’s telling us is that she cannot trust parents to make decisions for their own children, their own families,” Palin said.