Thursday, October 23, 2008

Palin Latest: Her Immigration Position Baffles GOP Supporters

At this point, few Americans seriously believe that Sarah Palin has a deep understanding of the nation's most serious political issues.

Still, many of her most ardent supporters were dismayed to learn that Palin supports a path to citizenship for illegal aliens. Speaking to Univision, the governor was asked to clarify her position on citizenship for illegals.

Here's the question and Palin's answer:

Q: To clarify, so you support a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants?

A: I do because I understand why people would want to be in America. To seek the safety and prosperity, the opportunities, the health that is here. It is so important that yes, people follow the rules so that people can be treated equally and fairly in this country.

Oops! This is NOT right-wing orthodoxy. Palin may be—Yikes!—soft on immigration!

Here's conservative commentator Daniel Larison writing on the American Conservative website:
I have given up trying to understand what Palinites see in their favorite candidate. If this does not drive home how malleable and unacquainted with the relevant policy options she is, I’m not sure what would.


Tulsan said...

Unless Palinites groove on "fancy pageant walkin'", maybe what they like IS how malleable and unacquainted with the relevant policy options she is.

Tulsan said...


A McCain source says Palin appears to be looking out for herself more than the McCain campaign.

"She is a diva. She takes no advice from anyone," said this McCain adviser. "She does not have any relationships of trust with any of us, her family or anyone else.

"Also, she is playing for her own future and sees herself as the next leader of the party. Remember: Divas trust only unto themselves, as they see themselves as the beginning and end of all wisdom."

Swirl your troubles away, GOP.