Sarah Palin Gave A Campaign Speech

And that's pretty much all you need to know. So much of a campaign speech was it that I am revising upward my estimate of the chances she runs for president in 2012. So much so that I am evaluating my basic Palin assumption, which is that she has decided not to run for office.  Nominally the speech was a rallying cry for the Tea Party movement, but it was really an "I Told You So" series of verbal slings at President Obama, his budget, his national security policies and his liberalism. Some memorable lines:


"How's that hope-y, change-y stuff working out for ya." (re: Obama.)

"We win, you lose." (Her description of her national security philosophy.)

"It's no wonder that our president only spent about 9 percent of his State of the Union address discussing national security, foreign policy, because there aren't a whole lot of victories he can talk about."
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Marc Ambinder is an Atlantic contributing editor. He is also a senior contributor at Defense One, a contributing editor at GQ, and a regular contributor at The Week.

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