Saturday, October 30, 2010

"Coddling the Enemy," AKA You gotta be kidding me

Did you hear the latest swipe Sarah Palin took at the State Department. Apparently, she thinks we are "coddling" Ahmadinejad because my old boss, the Department spokesman, tweeting him a birthday greeting.

She is in sore need of a life. Someone buy her one please.

PJ, by the way, is a retired Air Force Colonel. He is deeply committed to this country. And he has sharp wit. I love his tweets...remember the one about Chavez singing to the Secretary? Good stuff.

So here's what he said to Ahmadinejad:

# Happy birthday President #Ahmadinejad. Celebrate by sending Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer home. What a gift that would be. #Iran 2:30 PM Oct 28th via web

# Your 54th year was full of lost opportunities. Hope in your 55th year you will open #Iran to a different relationship with the world. 2:31 PM Oct 28th via web

Hoping for the release of the hikers. You remember them, right? Hoping for a different relationship between Iran and the world. Gosh. That would be awful, right?

Now as you might also know, Sarah Palin tweets.

Here are her responses to PJ.

# Happy B'day Ahmadinejad wish sent by US Govt. Mind boggling foreign policy: kowtow & coddle enemies; snub allies. Obama Doctrine is nonsense about 12 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

# Americans awaken 2 bizarre natl security thinking of Obama Admn: Ahmadinejad b'day greeting after call 4 Israel's destruction speaks volumes about 11 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

According to DiploPundit, AFP reported that Crowley defended on Friday, saying:

"My tweet was simply to suggest that a reasonable celebration of President Ahmadinejad's birthday would be to release Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal," Crowley told reporters."I can't imagine why Sarah Palin would object to the release of the two hikers who remain in custody, we think inappropriately," he said.

DiploPundit can't imagine either:
"Unless of course, whoever writes these tweets was a) thinking only of twitter mileage, b) has no freakin idea who are Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, 3) knows but no care, d) insert one more funny gunny grizzled bearly reason. In any case, the "lamestream" media apparently is paying enough attention to report this great development. So hilarity all around. Har...har...har..."

And people want her to be our next President. Sigh.


ForeignObsession said...

I don't understand how she has a following. Goodness! Seriously! Don't get me started...

The Hippo said...

Since my naturalization, I feel the most American when my insides churn thinking about Palin as President of this amazing country.

Missy said...

I sincerely hope not. People who can't get along with others and must be oppositional in all things might make good sound bytes, but they don't make good leaders.