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Sarah Palin Demonstrates A Better Grasp Of Leadership Than Obama, Though, Admittedly, Barack Sets A Low Bar

Posted on | November 11, 2011 | 24 Comments

by Smitty

Fire Eric Holder, saith the Arctic Fox:

Holder conceded this week, “I have ultimate responsibility for what happens in the department.” He can prove it by resigning. And if he refuses to resign, then President Obama – with whom the bucks ultimately stop – can prove that he respects honesty, transparency, and accountability in his administration by firing Holder.
I stand with the members of Congress who are calling for Holder’s resignation. I stand with the family members of Brian Terry who are demanding transparency and accountability. Mr. President, where do you stand?

I’m uncertain whether this is enough. It may be time to consider the wholesale replacement of the entire Department of Justice. Simple dissolve the Department and re-constitute its legitimate functions with fresh faces.

Of course, now that That Woman has dared to raise her voice, #OccupyResoluteDesk can be expected to offer his best “neener neener neener, you’re not the boss of me” response.

via Legal Insurrection


24 Responses to “Sarah Palin Demonstrates A Better Grasp Of Leadership Than Obama, Though, Admittedly, Barack Sets A Low Bar”

  1. Dana
    November 11th, 2011 @ 11:48 am

    Former Governor Palin wrote:

    with whom the bucks ultimately stop

    [chortle]  President Truman’s famous desk sign, The Buck Stops Here, was referring to passing the buck, so Mrs Palin should have written, “with whom the buck ultimately stops,” but somehow I think that she got it right anyway.  🙂

  2. Anonymous
    November 11th, 2011 @ 12:20 pm

    Yep.  Inflation, bloated government budgets.  There’s no way it’s still just one buck any more.

  3. Anonymous
    November 11th, 2011 @ 12:36 pm

    Holder ain’t resigning without that blanket pardon for his many crimes in his pocket.

  4. smitty
    November 11th, 2011 @ 12:42 pm

    Well, you know that a machine gun pardon will be #OccupyResoluteDesk’s final act of relieving himself down the public back.
    Thought that was an obvious one.

  5. Anonymous
    November 11th, 2011 @ 12:48 pm

    Good point.  Also, we’ve finally found something where the Obama Administration has experience!  Holder is perfect for this.

  6. Anonymous
    November 11th, 2011 @ 12:59 pm

    That’s why Holder has to hang on Obama can’t afford to start giving these out until the his last couple days in office, and Holder can’t afford to resign without one. Imagine how many and where they are bodies he knows about.

  7. Marianne
    November 11th, 2011 @ 1:13 pm

    Obama will probably assign Holder the task of drafting all of the pardons that will be sent out. If that’s the case, Stedman had better get started right away – the list is rather long and will only get longer.

  8. DaveO
    November 11th, 2011 @ 1:37 pm

    Most, if not all of Obama’s regime has the generic form. All’s it needs is a name, date, deed to be pardoned. The signature’s likely already been iron-handed.

  9. Adjoran
    November 11th, 2011 @ 2:01 pm

    Obama hasn’t “set the bar low,” he’s buried the darned thing.  Worst. President.  Ever.  SCOAMF.

    If we hang every traitor in this Administration, we’ll have to buy enough rope to stimulate the economy.

    Let all be pardoned – posthumously.

  10. Anonymous
    November 11th, 2011 @ 2:04 pm

    Which is why the House should impeach Holder, then put every Senator on the record for confirming it…. or not.

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  12. JeffS
    November 11th, 2011 @ 3:25 pm

    A pardon is given to convicted criminals.  I doubt that Obama will allow that, so a pardon for Holder is unlikely.

    No, I suspect that Holder will get a free ride on Air Force One to some country without extradition. 

  13. Paula
    November 11th, 2011 @ 5:12 pm

    God bless Sarah Palin.  I wish she was running for President.   She always has a grasp on the realities of a situation.  Sarah Palin is always one step ahead of the others and all she has to do is tweet or FB. LOL

    Now I’m having to vet the other Candidates while hearing the drumbeat of “we’ll have to settle with Romney” BS.   I feel like I’m going to have to get nose clips to vote next November.    Is it really too much to ask to have a real Conservative in the WH.?

  14. Bob Belvedere
    November 11th, 2011 @ 5:38 pm

    My favorite kind of Goddamn pardon, if you’ll pardon my French.

  15. Cube
    November 11th, 2011 @ 8:40 pm

    The GOP establishment, the Left and the Democrats all wanted Sarah Palin out of the race for President.  Looks like the consequences of that foolish desire are starting to be felt.  Be careful what you wish for – now you’re going to get your wish good and hard.

  16. Anonymous
    November 11th, 2011 @ 9:25 pm

    I think that the Left and the Democrats would have loved to see her in the race.  I think they were being overconfident about that, but I also think that her supporters were, too.

  17. Tom Callow
    November 11th, 2011 @ 11:36 pm

    dear scarymatt
    You sir and/or madam are an idiot
    your name is idiotic, your post is idiotic, sort of in the “i hope what we did was right” sort of way
    your thoughts are idiotic,
    I am sure you have idiotic pets and if you have a significant other or little scarys then  I am sure they are being led to idiotic lives and thoughts as only you AND YOUR KIND can lead them
    in summation, you are one of the most idiotic people ever to post here

  18. ThePaganTemple
    November 12th, 2011 @ 8:13 am

    That kind of talk about people’s kids is precisely one of the main reasons Sarah didn’t run.

  19. Anonymous
    November 12th, 2011 @ 9:06 am

    Ah, such a  strongly thought out and argued post warms my heart.  If only more on the Right had your rhetorical genius!

  20. Cube
    November 12th, 2011 @ 9:54 am

    You may be right about the overconfidence on both sides, although I hate to say that about her supporters (I am one).  On the other hand, both sides had good reasons for that confidence.   The Democrats and the Left (I know, redundant)  certainly relished the opportunity to destroy her once and for all if she had run and lost to Obama and would have done anything to ensure that outcome (by any means necessary).  But you have to think that in their quiet moments, they had to be terrified of the possibility that she could actually defeat Obama and become President.  That was too great a gamble and had to be avoided at all costs.  So the Left did everything they could to knock her out of the race and hopefully out of political life as well.  I’m certain her announcement was greeted on the left with a mixture of relief that they would not have to defend their record and disappointment that they would not have the chance to eliminate her as a political force.

    I’ll say again that I think the left will come to regret keeping her out of the presidential race just as much as they certainly cursed their folly in forcing her out of the AK governor’s office after she was a key factor in their massive defeat in 2010.  May history repeat itself.

  21. Anonymous
    November 12th, 2011 @ 10:14 am

    My comment was an over simplification.  I really like her.  And, like me, not everyone who likes her and would love to have her as President is overconfident.

    But I also recognize that there are a lot of people who don’t have nice thoughts about her.  And they’re not all on the Left.  I don’t think that those relatively high negatives would instantly doom her (which is what the Left thinks), but I also don’t believe that the fanatical devotion to her by a segment of the Right would inevitably lead to victory.

    I believe that she can probably do more as a commentator right now.  She can be a key component of setting the environment, as Milton Friedman posited, to give the wrong people the incentive to do the right thing.

    OTOH, we could sit around insulting those who don’t have a blind devotion to her or any other Chosen Politician, like the Awesome Tom Callow.

  22. McGehee
    November 12th, 2011 @ 10:40 am

    I have to admit, I can’t say for absolutely certain that wasn’t his point.

  23. Rich Vail
    November 12th, 2011 @ 12:37 pm

    Indeed, it wouldn’t take much for Senator “Present” to be surpased in leadership.

  24. Anonymous
    November 12th, 2011 @ 3:17 pm

    I have to admit, I can’t say for absolutely certain that he had a point.