John O’Sullivan: The Revenge of Sarah Palin

By Gary P Jackson

We enjoy the writings of John O’Sullivan. O’Sullivan was a special adviser to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Back in 2008 he penned an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal entitled Conservative Snobs Are Wrong About Sarah Palin and indeed they were.

Here’s a little taste of what he wrote:

Being listed in fourth place for Time magazine’s “Person of the Year,” as Sarah Palin was for 2008, sounds a little like being awarded the Order of Purity (Fourth Class). But it testifies to something important.

Though regularly pronounced sick, dying, dead, cremated and scattered at sea, Mrs. Palin is still amazingly around. She has survived more media assassination attempts than Fidel Castro has survived real ones (Cuban official figure: 638). In her case, one particular method of assassination is especially popular — namely, the desperate assertion that, in addition to her other handicaps, she is “no Margaret Thatcher.“

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Inevitably, Lloyd Bentsen’s famous put-down of Dan Quayle in the 1988 vice-presidential debate is resurrected, such as by Paul Waugh (in the London Evening Standard) and Marie Cocco (in the Washington Post): “Newsflash! Governor, You’re No Maggie Thatcher,” sneered Mr. Waugh. Added Ms. Coco, “now we know Sarah Palin is no Margaret Thatcher — and no Dan Quayle either!

Jolly, rib-tickling stuff. But, as it happens, I know Margaret Thatcher. Margaret Thatcher is a friend of mine. And as a matter of fact, Margaret Thatcher and Sarah Palin have a great deal in common.

As you know, last week President Obama’s disgraced Car Czar took to the pages of the pages of the New York Times to not only validate Sarah Palin’s fears about ObamaCare’s death panels, but tell readers they are a must.

Wednesday night O’Sullivan, talking about Mitt Romney’s absolute thrashing of Barack Obama in the debate on healthcare, talks about death panels as well, once again noting Sarah was right:

Romney’s answer on Obamacare was a model one: crisp, clear, authoritative; the president’s initial statement and reply were not dreadful, just rambling and nervous. And the longer he went on, the less confident (and so persuasive) he was. His attempt to argue away the importance of death panels was the nadir — call it the revenge of Sarah Palin.

I tend to agree. As a Conservative I’ve been incredibly frustrated by Romney’s attempts to justify RomneyCare, something he’s not only NOT run from, but continued to embrace. I thought he made several strong distinctions not only between the mechanics of the two plans, but how both pieces of legislation were passed and signed int law. RomneyCare was a true bi-partisan effort, while ObamaCare was passed in the dead of night only after bribes [using over a billion tax payer dollars] and parliamentary tricks.

Sarah Palin was right when she noted there were death panels in ObamaCare, and has been vindicated over and over since making that statement.



Filed under In The News, Politics, sarah palin

3 responses to “John O’Sullivan: The Revenge of Sarah Palin

  1. I have been saying for years,,,,in Politics Sarah Palin is right,,, she is ALWAYS right… If only i could get everyone to believe….

  2. Anthony

    Envy can be very dangerous and there are millions of liberals and haters who envy her~ For us she needed not to be vindicated and I am sure because of who she is as a person she has true appreciation for us doing it~ She is right about many things~ Obama cannot hide his lies anymore~ The Light has been shown on practically everyone of them~ And I must say the intentions behind that man are very bad~ I mean deep hate(Master liar/actor)~ I will give one example vision: he was going to let life prisoners out of prison to roam free if he could get enough power and I do not even want to say what would come from that~ I know alot of his unseens because all I have to do is think of the extreme opposite of myself~ Sounds wierd I know but it is what it is~ I feel now though a little more comfortable because the lies are exposed it has created what I will call an invisible leash~ And every wild mean dog should have one~

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