"When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross."
Thus spoke Sinclair Lewis back in the 1930's.
I would add to Mr Lewis' words ...'and toting a designer handbag, paid for by the people's taxes'...
Can she be serious?
Can this be really happening?
If the people of America do anything other than laugh at this, well, we could all be in serious trouble.
What do the good posters of Gaire think?
Is the American right mad enough to give her enough sway to run a presidential campaign?
Or will she fall flat on her face before she even gets going???
Below are some extracts from an article in yesterday's Guardian by Tania Branigan:
"Sarah Palin made her first major public appearance since resigning as Alaskan governor with a speech in Hong Kong today which some believe is intended to help lay the groundwork for a potential 2012 US presidential run.
Organisers banned media from the event after the former vice-presidential candidate indicated she would speak differently if reporters were present. However, audience members tweeted extracts throughout her address. [...]
"She called the Obama administration "anti-open and anti-growth". [...]
"She basically said the US would like to not see China as a threat, but because it was not free, there would always be suspicions," said Jeremy Goldkorn, founder of danwei.org, who attended the session. [...]
"Palin emphasised her popular appeal by portraying herself as "a commonsense conservative", praising Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher for "getting it right".
Full article here... http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/sep/23/sarah-palin-speech-ch etc ...
Another article here... http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/sep/23/sarah-palin-hong-kong etc ...