Palin Interview with Michael Reagan Excerpt retrieved from NewsMax
Gov. Palin's interview with Michael Reagan covering ObamaCare, Iran, the economy, creeping Shariah, and a possible Palin presidency on NewsMax aired today at 13:00 (1 PM) EDT. David Patten, NewsMax, covered key points of the interview, which I watched in its entirety.
"I say this with first the preface that I hate war, and I hate the idea of our innocent blood being shed, and yet I realize that yes a military option has to be on the table. Joe Lieberman was right when he 'yes the negotiations, the sanctions, all that - yes we have to try that' - of course the military option has to be on the table, and these evil, evil dictators - is what I would call them - these evil men who would think that they are going to control America and make us fearful, no we have to rise up and we have to show our steel spine," Gov. Palin said.
"Israel needs us; we need Israel...the allies need to be working together" she said. "We have to recognize that a nuclear weapon in that country's hands is not just Israel's problem or America's problem, it is the world's problem," Gov. Palin said. "It could lead to that Armageddon; it could lead to World War III that could decimate so much of this planet."
Michael Reagan spoke about French concerns over Shariah law taking a foothold in their country and how Newt Gingrich also spoke about it happening here.
"Americans will never stand for Shariah being the law of the land, whether it be affecting a segment of the population, a demographic, certainly not in its entirety all over our country. Americans will not stand for this, because Americans are smart enough to know - Shariah law if that were to be adopted - allowed to govern in our country - it will be the downfall of America, and too many Americans are on to this already and are starting to rise up and send the message to our federal officials that no, we will not put up with any hint of Shariah law being any sort of law of the land," Gov. Palin said.
ObamaCare and Death Panels
"I was about laughed out of town for bringing to light what I called death panels because there's going to be faceless bureaucrats who will based on cost analysis and some subjective ideas — somebody's productivity in life — somebody is going to call the shots to whether your loved one will be able to receive health care or not: to me, death panels. I called it like I saw it and people didn't like it," Gov. Palin said.
Michael Reagan asked if Gov. Palin thought the Tea Party could maintain itself as it is or if it would have to grow into a third party. Gov. Palin spoke about how the Whig Party died in 1860 and became what is now the Republican Party with Abraham Lincoln as the the GOP's first President. The Whig Party died, she said, because it did not follow the will of the people. But, Gov. Palin said "I don't believe the Tea Party needs to become a party with positions, titles, and power struggles within." To the contrary, the grassroots nature of the Tea Party is its beauty holding both parties accountable.
Ronald Reagan's Effect on Gov. Palin as a Child
Gov. Palin came of political age at the height of the Reagan presidency. She said this was the time when she really learned about good and evil. "It was Ronald Reagan leading our country toward that good, toward that optimism; I believe I have greatly benefited from the influence of Ronald Reagan," she said.
"Ronald Reagan left us with a blueprint of how to do things right."
Michael Reagan invited Gov. Palin to visit the Reagan ranch and suggested she visit the USS Ronald Reagan.
On a Palin 2012 Presidential Run and Presidency
"It isn't my call. It's the people of America, whether they would be ready for someone a bit unconventional, a bit out of the box, being used to taking on the establishment on both sides of the aisle, or if they want someone a little more conventional, maybe a little more electable."