Sunday, February 06, 2011

Cheney and Palin: Gas Emissions on Mubarak

Those not in power – thankfully – still can’t agree on everything, can they? Take for example the former Veep and the former Veep wannabe, Dead Eye Dick Cheney and former Half Governor Sarah Palin.

Both Cheney and Palin are holding forth on their opinions vis-à-vis the fate of soon-to-be ex President of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, Cheney at the Reagan Centennial in California, and Palin on the radio.

It seems Dick Cheney is again critical of the Obama Administration’s handling of the crisis in Egypt, saying that too much said in public is most certainly a bad thing.

Cheney said the U.S. should take measured steps in public, and suggested that too much pressure could backfire. ‘There is a reason why a lot of diplomacy is conducted in secret. There are good reasons for there to be confidentiality in some of those communications. And I think President Mubarak needs to be treated as he deserved over the years, because he has been a good friend.’
Not surprisingly, Sarah Palin has a different take on this.

Also from MSNBC (but not the same article):
Sarah Palin says the Obama administration must tell Americans what it knows about who will be Egypt's next leader. In a Christian Broadcasting Network interview released Saturday, the 2008 vice presidential candidate says the administration should level with the American people on what it knows about the Egyptian crisis.

You would think then, that these two are so far apart in their opinion on this that I might find myself falling behind one or the other and you would be mistaken if you think that. And that is because unlike these two gasbags, I have an idea that it should be the Egyptians that should have a say in who will be their next president, not Obama, not Cheney and certainly not Sarah Palin.

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