Palin Responds to Schwarzenegger

by Mike on December 16, 2009

in Election 2012,Politics

Sarah Palin has once again used her Facebook page to issue a timely and forceful response to a prominent critic.  This time, Palin set her sight on Arnold Schwarzenegger for his recent criticism of her stance on climate change policy:

Why is Governor Schwarzenegger pushing for the same sorts of policies in Copenhagen that have helped drive his state into record deficits and unemployment? Perhaps he will recall that I live in our nation’s only Arctic state and that I was among the first governors to create a sub-cabinet to deal specifically with climate change. While I and all Alaskans witness the impacts of changes in weather patterns firsthand, I have repeatedly said that we can’t primarily blame man’s activities for those changes. And while I did look for practical responses to those changes, what I didn’t do was hamstring Alaska’s job creators with burdensome regulations so that I could act “greener than thou” when talking to reporters.

- Sarah Palin

Palin’s use of Facebook in recent weeks is remarkable for at least two reasons.  First, it shows that she is willing to ruffle the establishment’s feathers regardless of political party.  Second, it shows that she has the capability to create an organization that can effectively communicate and distribute her message on short notice.  When that organizational effectiveness is coupled with a strong fundraising operation, the result is a political force.  2012 is still off in the distance, but if Palin keeps this up, people will soon be saying “Yes She Can.”

Hat tip:  Gateway Pundit

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Sal December 17, 2009 at 7:58 am

Sarah’s use of Facebook is remarkable for a third reason – it shows her reach. What other politician out there makes news everytime they post to their Facebook page? Palin spent much of the summer and fall before her book tour out of the public eye – except for her Facebook posts. Yet her posts received more coverage than most politicians get from a major policy speech, a TV interview, or a stump speech.


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