Saturday, April 10, 2010

Palin 1, Obama 0

President Obama and potential 2012 opponent Sarah Palin are mixing it up over the new nuclear policy review.

Asked about Palin's criticism this morning on Good Morning America, Obama told ABC's George Stephanopoulos, "I really have no response, because last I checked, Sarah Palin's not much of an expert on nuclear issues."

Palin shot back later at a speech to the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, further mocking Obama's earlier career and "all the vast nuclear experience that he acquired as a community organizer."

If Obama wants to get into it with Palin (which is beneath the dignity of an incumbent president), and dismiss her with snide remarks as a no nothing, he ought to make sure she doesn't get the last (and best) word.

(I'll say it again - - I'm not a supporter of Palin, and I don't agree with Palin on many issues. But, the sexist, hostile, condescending dismissal of Palin (like the earlier hostile, condescending dismissal of "tea party" deficit concerns) is unfair, ineffective, unpersuasive to those outside the media bubble, and could end up electing Palin president.)

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