Monday, March 29, 2010

Palin Tells Constitution-Loving Tea Partiers: We Don’t Need A President Who Is A ‘Constitutional Law Professor’

Think Progress highlight a contradiction in the Tea Party philosophy as set out by Sarah Palin.

First, we need to remember that the Tea Party protesters simply adore the constitution.

Yesterday’s Tea Party rally in Searchlight, NV, for instance, was filled with imagery of the Constitution. Protesters carried signs that read “I honor the Constitution” and “What about the Constitution don’t you understand?” Rally attendee Norman Halfpenny, a 77-year old retired Marine Corps veteran, said, “We need to get our Constitution back.”
Which made Palin's contribution puzzling to say the least.
Palin: “Our vision for America is anchored in time-tested truths that the government that governs least governs best, that the Constitution provides the path to a more perfect union — it’s the Constitution,” she exclaimed.
And then, literally moments later, she states this:
Palin: In these volatile times when we are a nation at war, now more than ever is when we need a commander-in-chief, not a constitutional law professor lecturing us from a lectern.
And, of course, the Tea party protesters applaud her, apparently blissfully unaware that she has just reversed her own argument.

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