Saturday, December 1, 2012

Alaska Newspaper Carries Regret From Former Critic of Sarah Palin:"I was wrong, and I admit it"



Adrienne Ross at Conservatives4Palin introduces the following mea culpa:

"Everyone is wrong now and then, but not many people are willing to admit it–not to themselves, and certainly not to the public. However, in a letter to the editor of the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, someone did just that. Charles Fredericks, who has openly criticized Governor Palin in the past, has admitted that she had incredible insight even in 2008 into the road down which President Obama was about to take America. “I was wrong, and I admit it,” he declares."
Back in 2008, right at the peak of the McCain/Palin, Obama/Biden presidential election, I wrote a scathing opinion to the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman about Sarah Palin (titled “Caribou Barbie”), and five years later, I would like to recant my opinion and tell the people of the Mat-Su Valley just how wrong I was at the time.
The Frontiersman published the opinion and it drew a lot of comments, mostly negative, and here we are almost five years later, and I want to pass on what I have learned.
Let me elaborate. Regardless of the politics involved and what you may think now, Sarah Palin did one thing that we shouldn’t forget. Put aside all other actions, failures, controversy and animosity for just a second about Palin and consider this: she warned us about Barack Obama.
She stood up and said clearly, openly and without reservation just exactly what Obama would do and how he would do it. She said that he had socialistic — if not Marxist — views, that wealth would be taken away and redistributed and that he would create a new economic dependent class. Not to mention a power grab in the justice department and what appears to be complete control over all government functions, regardless of opposing dissent.
And here we are in Obama’s second term, and who could argue now that Sarah didn’t have it right all along?
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Yes, Sarah warned us, and some listened. I don’t agree with her all the time, but what is intriguing is that she somehow knew. How, I ask? Not sure, but she knew, and that is fact. Maybe I should have listened.
Read the full article here.


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