How desperate is Sarah Palin for publicity?
You can’t get any more desperate than this. Last week, she tweeted that her brain-addled followers should read a column by Thomas Sowell, in which the extreme-right conservative compared President Obama to Hitler and accused him of Nazi-like tactics in convincing BP to contribute $20 billion to compensate victims of the Gulf oil spill.
Palin not only recommended reading the column, she endorsed its conclusion. “This is about the rule of law versus an unconstitutional power grab,” she wrote herself.
Now, it’s not surprising that “Drill, baby, drill Baby” should rush to defend BP. But: comparing Obama to Hitler. Puh-leeze!
First of all, BP was not forced to do anything. They offered to set up an independent claims fund, with an initial $20 billion, and Obama accepted.
Second, this was no unconstitutional power grab. Current law requires that the oil company responsible for the spill pay all costs associated with the spill. That’s the law.
Third, any association with Hitler is simply odious. But, it’s part of the continuing Fox News refrain that started during the 2008 campaign, remember, and continues yet today.
Sarah Palin is just doing her job as a Fox News contributor. But nobody with half a brain would take her seriously.
That’s my parting shot for today.