Saturday, April 10, 2010

Obama Criticizes Palin on Nuclear Treaty Knowledge

With all due respect, Mr. President, is it too much to ask that you act like the holder of the highest office in the free world? Is it too much to expect you to act, well, presidential? I know you are a man of little experience in leadership and that you are a rookie in national politics but, come on.

It is beneath the office of president to criticize a private citizen, by name, for that citizen's remark in opposition to your policy. Even if that private citizen is the former governor of Alaska and the second name on the team that ran against you for your current office. Let's face it - Sarah Palin has gotten under the very thin skin of ideologues on the left side of the political aisle and you don't seem to be able to restrain yourself.

Palin criticized your recently released policy on nuclear weapons. She didn't approve of the START treaty recently signed with Russia. She expressed doubts about the trustworthiness of Russia, who has a history of going back on agreements with the U.S. For that, you criticized her after being baited to do so by a network morning news/chat show. Here's a quote:

"Last I checked, Sarah Palin's not much of an expert on nuclear issues," he said on ABC's "Good Morning America."

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Shame on you. In response, Palin used her speech at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans today to say you aren't much on experience, either. Tit for tat. How juvenile you have allowed and encouraged the public discourse to become.

Shame on you. The mother gene in me continues to keep that phrase active in my brain as I read or hear about such incidents brought about by your thin skin towards criticism. You are the President of the United States. You won.

Grow up, sir. Lead by example. Do not criticize down. And, do not succumb to your temptations to criticize private citizens, by name, even if one is Sarah Palin.

1 comment:

Jo said...

My blog post starts out with a snit about men attacking women and needing a bit of backbone.

This is spot on. The most childish, bullish thing he's done yet.

Just how afraid are they?