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Rave Reviews of Sarah Palin’s Asia Economics Presentation. Former NOW President Tammy Bruce Comments.

Posted by iusbvision on September 27, 2009

Former National Organization for Women Los Angeles President Tammy Bruce:

Hong Kong AP:

Former U.S. vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, criticized for her lack of foreign policy experience, emerged in Asia on Wednesday to share her views from “Main Street U.S.A” with a group of high-flying global investors.

In her first trip to the region, the former Alaska governor addressed an annual conference of investors in Hong Kong in what was billed as a wide-ranging talk about governance, economics and U.S and Asian affairs.

“I’m going to call it like I see it and I will share with you candidly a view right from Main Street, Main Street U.S.A.,” Palin told a room full of asset managers and other finance professionals, according to a video of part of the speech obtained by The Associated Press. “And how perhaps my view of Main Street … how that affects you and your business.”

Palin started off her keynote — which was closed to reporters — with a light talk about the links between her state and the southern Chinese territory, then touched later on economic issues and China.

One attendee said she called on China to be a more responsible global citizen, allow greater freedoms and take a more active role in solving pressing world issues.

She also criticized the U.S. Federal Reserve’s massive intervention in the economy over the last year, arguing its actions only exacerbated the crisis, according to another attendee. She also praised the conservative economic policies of former U.S. President Ronald Reagan and former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

Earlier, she talked of Alaska’s salmon exports and complimented Hong Kong as a “beautiful city,” according to a third attendee. All three people spoke on condition of anonymity, because they did not want to be seen as speaking on behalf of their companies.

Bloomberg News:

Former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin used her first trip to Asia to attack the Federal Reserve for creating asset bubbles and encouraging excessive risk-taking that hurt working-class Americans.

In a wide-ranging, 80-minute speech to fund managers in Hong Kong today, Palin spoke about issues ranging from Alaskan fishing to energy independence to U.S.-Sino ties. She repeated calls for “market-oriented” health-care reform and said governments shouldn’t regulate executive compensation.

The Fed and the government sent a message to companies that “the bigger that you are, the more problems that you get yourself into, the more likely the government is to bail you out,” Palin said in the closed door speech, according to a tape of the event given to Bloomberg News. “Of course the little guys are left out then. We’re left holding the bag, all the moms and pops all over America.”

The speech was Palin’s first major public appearance since quitting as Alaska governor on July 26, less than a year after she ran with John McCain in an unsuccessful campaign against now-President Barack Obama. People at the event said she focused on a wide range of global and domestic issues rather than her own political future.

AFP (France):

“She was brilliant,” said a European delegate, on condition of anonymity.

“She said America was spending a lot of money and it was a temporary solution. Normal people are having to pay more and more but things don’t get better. The rich will leave the country and the poor will get poorer.”

Two US delegates left early, with one saying “it was awful, we couldn’t stand it any longer”. He declined to be identified.

This was a foreign policy and economics speech so it is the foreign reaction that counts, but it should be no surprise that the only people who had something bad to say were from the United States. One can just feel the vitriol from the American quote.   Many people have such an emotional connection with Barack Obama that they cannot stand to hear any critique of him. This is something I have seen first hand. One should NEVER make an emotional attachment to a candidate or a politician ever. The emotional connection will blind you. The polls make it crystal clear that the independent/cross pressured voters have turned against Obama’s policies, but for those partisans with such a strong emotional investment it is going to take a lot more damage to get them to open their eyes fully. Even the NY Times gave her presentation a good review.

3 Responses to “Rave Reviews of Sarah Palin’s Asia Economics Presentation. Former NOW President Tammy Bruce Comments.”

  1. lauren said

    Oh come on. I live in Asia and the reviews of the speech from the local media here were terrible. Where is your truth on this?


    Perhaps you didn’t read your own link. It is an opinion letter dated for tomarrow from someone who clearly doesn’t like Governor Palin. Every time you posted something nice about Obama or a DNC talking point on your web site I could just find a letter to the editor of someone who doesn’t like Obama and say “Where is your truth on this.”

    Nice try. – Editor]

  2. lauren said

    “Palin Gives Speech in Hong Kong, Called Boring, Members of the Audience left early” was how a headline in the popular Ming Pao newspaper summarized Palin’s re-emergence on the world stage.


    It was reported that it was a couple of American obama supporters trying to make news who walked out. Why go through expense and travel to an event you know well in advance that has Governor Palin just to make a scene by walking out unless you are trying to make news like the anti-semites did to Netanyahu in the UN? Or like we did to Iran?

    The foreigners who went on the record liked the presentation and even the New York Times gave it a positive review.

    By the way, I just took a look at your web site and it is long on name calling and myths and short on substance.

    Here is an example of Lauren’s “substance”:

    Bush was bad, yes. His instincts and morals may have been similar to Hitler, but he did not set out to exterminate a whole group of people and he did NOT kill 6 million people in the attempt.

    I am now frustrated by the meme “Obama is no better than Bush.”

    Bush took us into and illegal unjustified war. He lied and lied and lied to the american people. He bankrupted our country turning a huge surplus into an even more huge debt. He started down the slippery slope of spying on Americans.

    The Bush/Hitler nonsense shows that you are a little bit nuts.

    As for illegal war you don’t have a leg to stand on. We had a cease fire agreement with Iraq, Saddam violated it repeatedly. Period.

    As far as “Bush lied” – well we have had several Bi-Partisan Congressional Commissions make it clear that not only was the Administration honest with Congress, but that there was no evidence that intelligence was politicized. I could post them but they are easy to find via Google search. By the way, this very web site catalogued all of the Democrats that said that exact same thing Bush was saying and they were even saying it before President Bush took office. The UN and several foreign intelligence agencies had similar information.

    The inspection teams, in which we have the video of their testimomy on this very web site (see the right side of the home page Duelfer inspection team report), stated that Saddam had secretly destroyed most of his WMD stockpile so as to make his enemies think he still had them, and kept the labs and raw materials so he could quickly rebuild a WMD stockpile almost any time he wished, which he wasnt allowed to have.

    Bankrupted the country? Umm Congress spent too much and both parties are guilty of that to be sure, but the yearly deficit in 2007 was about $200 billion and was dropping for the fourth year in a row.

    Obama will and the Democrats which have total control of Congress will spend more in 20 months than all previous administrations COMBINED. This years YEARLY deficit will be $2 trillion according to the latest numbers.

    Here are some charts with some CBO cumbers from April.


    By the way, did the CBO ever say that the deficits under Bush (which were dropping) were unsustainable like that have with Obama?

    And the whole spying on Americans bit, that has already been so thoroughly debunked that it doesn’t merit wasting the time.

    We realize that there is no way that any amount of facts or evidence is going to budge an extremist like you one inch, but it does benefit others to see zealots like you refuted.

    Perhaps you should consider renaming your web site “fightingmoonbats” because there is nothing liberal about you.

    – Editor]

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