“We Told You So”
Sarah Palin showed up but, did not share the stage with Newt Gingrich at the Republican Senate and Congressional Dinner in Washington Monday evening. Still, the Alaska governor and former Republican vice presidential candidate managed to have her say before a potentially huge audience.
While Gingrich was headlining the dinner, Palin took the spotlight in a taped Fox News interview that aired as the former House speaker spoke. It’s early, but both of them may be looking ahead to 2012 — or not.
“Kind of a ‘we told you so,'” Palin said when interviewer Sean Hannity brought up a “spread the wealth” comment made by the Democrat during the 2008 presidential campaign.
“When you consider that the federal government is about 11 trillion dollars in debt, and we’re borrowing more to spend more … it defies any sensible economic policy that any of us ever learned through college. It defies economy practices and principles that tell you ‘you gotta quit digging that hole when you are in that financial hole,” Palin said.
Palin said she was disappointed and quite frustrated that, four months into the Obama presidency, she has not seen action to rein in spending or slow the growth of government.
“It’s expanding at such a large degree that if Americans aren’t paying attention, unfortunately our country could evolve into something that we do not even recognize,” Palin said.
“Socialism?” Hannity asked.
“Well, that is where we are headed,” Palin said. “That is where we have to be blunt enough and candid enough and honest enough with Americans to let them know if we keep going down these roads… nationalizing many of our services, our projects our businesses, yes that is where we would head.”
Photo credit: Hans Deryk (Palin at 2008 Republican Governors Assoc. Conference)