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What Sarah Palin Said Is True: We Need a Hard-Nosed Fighter

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Governor Palin on Power and Money

It was an interview on FBN’s Power and Money in which David Asman asked Governor Palin about the kind of candidate the GOP needs, and she wasn’t bashful in suggesting that we need a strong fighter.  In her view, at least for the moment, that seems to be Newt Gingrich, and I think his combative side is what makes him do so well in speeches and debates.  He’s one who doesn’t shrink easily from a fight, and this is what conservatism needs, even if Gingrich isn’t the most conservative guy to happen along in the last thirty years. Nevertheless, he is the most apt of those in the race to combat the media, and also fight for a popular conservative agenda.

For me, however, I’ve looked at two things in particular, and what I notice is that for all his so-called “grandiose ideas,” that’s theory, but in practice, Gingrich led solid policy debates that were decidedly conservative in nature and implementation.  In short, it’s not just what the candidates say, but much more importantly, what their records show they have done, and considering Gingrich, Romney and Santorum, it’s true to say that Gingrich probably has the more effective record as a conservative by governing, particularly in contrast to Romney.

I think Governor Palins’ argument about Gingrich here is solid:

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I think it’s also worthwhile to note what she said about whether she’d see the movie “Game Change” when it comes out next month, and I’m inclined to agree with that too.  Having read Stacy Drake’s excellent and revealing article about how the movie-makers got their source information, well, it’s sure to be garbage.

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