Palin rips ‘arrogance’ of Obama’s reaction to Perry, still considering 2012 run

Jeff Poor Media Reporter
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Many on the left and some on the right (most notably Karl Rove) have criticized Rick Perry for calling Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s monetary policy “treasonous.” But not everyone disagrees with the Texas governor. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is one example.

On the Fox News Channel’s “America Live” Thursday, Palin applauded Perry and chided President Obama for ignoring the American economy.

“More power to Rick Perry for calling it like he saw it,” Palin said.

“What Rick Perry had to say is what I wrote 10 months ago about quantitative easing,” she added.

“What Rick Perry was talking about is what many of us have been talking about for many many months and that is the danger of now a QE3 program being put into place. And he used that type of rascal sort of rhetoric he uses there in Texas. And evidently the president took some issue to that. But, it’s evidence of our president’s arrogance unfortunately, to tell a presidential candidate what to say, what not to say.”

“I just wish that President Obama would stay focused on what really matters,” Palin continued. “Just do what makes sense to get the economy back on the right track. Start looking toward some energy independence measures that many of us have been preaching about for so long now. Start allowing job creation through energy independence and real stimulus programs like allowing drilling here, drilling now. It doesn’t cost the government anything. Stay focused and quit picking on other people like Rick Perry who is just going to continue to call it like he sees it.”

Host Megyn Kelly asked Palin if she was still considering a 2012 run for the Republican presidential nomination.

“I am still considering it and I do want to help change the world for the better,” Palin replied, “along with millions of other contentious Americans who know that America deserves better than what we’re getting out of the political bubble in Washington, D.C.”

Palin said she isn’t the only undecided potential candidate still “on the sidelines” and waiting to decide whether to enter the race.

“There are a bunch of them. There are a bunch of them who are doing the same things I am doing, and that is considering the life-changing impact of family decisions that have to be made before jumping in.”