Palin Willing to Duke it Out with Obama in 2012
Will Sarah Palin run in 2012? It’s the question that pundits keep asking week after week, and finally on Fox News Sunday we got an answer… sort of. The former governor of Alaska and new queen of the Tea Party says she’s considering a presidential run and will step up if it’s good for the country and her family. She had plenty of not-so-positive things to say about Obama in her speech on Saturday, and now the door’s still open for a President Palin in case that “that hopey-changey thing” isn’t working out for ya.
Peggy Noonan Loves Demon Sheep
It was the viral video of the week in the political realm, one that confused everyone and probably kept some people awake at night. No matter what you thought of it, Carly Fiorina’s campaign ad attacking her primary opponent, Tom Campbell has lots of people talking. On This Week, Peggy Noonan gave her take on the demon sheep phenomenon.
Brennan Tired of National Security as ‘Political Football’
No, he’s not talking about the Super Bowl. On Meet the Press, Deputy National Security Adviser John Brennan let out his frustrations with regard to the way he says Washington is politicizing issues of national security. He also defended the way the underwear bomber was treated directly after the attempted terror attack on Christmas Day, which has become central to the recent debate on the handling of terror suspects in the United States.
Couric: Health Reform Deals Making People 'Sick to Their Stomachs'
Even on Super Bowl Sunday you can't escape politics. President Obama sat down with CBS News' Katie Couric during pre-game coverage (would you rather be watching the Puppy Bowl?) who pressed him on his involvement in special deals to get health-care reform passed. Couric told Obama that the "sausage" making process has made people "sick to their stomachs."
Palin Defends Limbaugh from ‘Retard’ Comment
She’s no “word police,” or so she told Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday, but Sarah Palin is not happy about a Wall Street Journal report that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel called a group of liberal activists “f---king retarded.” Rush Limbaugh has since made a comment using similar language, but interestingly enough, Palin doesn’t seem to find his usage nearly as offensive.
Geithner Shoots Down Brown on Jobs Claim
Senator Scott Brown from Massachusetts plowed through the gates with some strong words for the Obama administration immediately following his swearing in ceremony. The replacement for Ted Kennedy’s seat charged that not a single job has been created as a result of the stimulus. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner begs to differ and rejected Brown’s claim in an interview on This Week with Jake Tapper.
Schieffer Take a Time Out from Politics
Face the Nation’s Bob Schieffer took a break this week from Tea Party madness and terror threats to focus on a lighter topic: the Super Bowl. As he says, on game day, it’s difficult to avoid predictions and analysis from politicians (even Hillary Clinton chimed in on State of the Union), so he gave in and dedicated the entire show to the event live in Miami. And he doesn’t even follow professional football… except for his alma mater. Go Texas Christian University Horned Frogs!
Hillary Punts on Super Bowl Pick
It was Candy Crowley’s first day on the job Sunday, and she nabbed her first high-profile interview: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Clinton had plenty of tough talk on Iran and North Korea on State of the Union, but she didn't have much to offer when it came to questions about football. She and Bill will be watching the Super Bowl merely as "interested observers." How diplomatic of her.