This woman has been so marginalized to the political sidelines recently, that she had to “go there” to get any attention at all.
This part of her statement says it all in terms of her “deep-seated” (to borrow a term from Glenn Beck) racist attitude:
“The White House’s judgment on inviting someone who would glorify cop killing during police memorial week, of all times, the judgment is so lacking of class and decency and all that is good about America with an invite like this.”
Sarah Palin threw some more fuel onto the fire of the Drudge Report-led controversy swirling around the White House’s decision to host the rapper Common at a celebration of poetry.
“It is just too easy,” Palin said of criticizing the decision, which has caused an uproar in conservative spheres. “The White House’s judgment on inviting someone who would glorify cop killing during police memorial week, of all times, the judgment is so lacking of class and decency and all that is good about America with an invite like this.”
Common has come under attack for some of his past lyrics, including those about a former Black Panther who was convicted of killing a police officer. White House press secretary Jay Carney on Wednesday defended the decision to invite Common, pointing out that the rapper has “spoken very forcefully out against violent and misogynist lyrics.”
Still, Palin was happy to jump into the fray Wednesday night in a lengthy television interview almost entirely dedicated to the controversy.
“We thought we were to be united under the leader of the free world, Barack Obama in tamping down racism and inciting violence — and cop killing certainly — and killing a former president,” Palin said on Fox News, interspersing references to some of Common’s lyrics that have been targeted by the right.
“All those things that this rapper has glorified and is known for certainly reflects a lack of judgment on the White House’s part,” she said.
- Sarah Palin & Fox News Criticize Michelle Obama for Inviting Common to White House (binsidetv.net)
- Sarah Palin Lashes Out At The Obama’s For Inviting Rapper Common To The White House (sweetspill.com)
- Palin: Rapper’s invite to WH lacks ‘class and decency’ (thehill.com)
- Rapper attends White House event despite criticism (omg.yahoo.com)
- Common Performs at White House Poetry Event (abcnews.go.com)