Sarah Palin doesn't want a feud with Michelle Obama. We think.
In a wide-ranging, unscripted address to business leaders on Long Island, Sarah Palin mixed in Michelle Obama, rising inflation, and her vision of the ideal presidential candidate.
Sarah Palin doesn’t really want to start a feud with Michelle Obama. At least, we don’t think she does. Ms. Palin did take a poke at the first lady during her hour-long appearance Thursday at the Long Island Association, a business group outside of New York. But she sort of softened the joke at the end.Skip to next paragraph
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Or perhaps she didn’t. Maybe we should just report and let you decide.
Then she said this: “It’s no wonder Michelle Obama is telling everybody you better breastfeed your baby – yeah, you better – because the price of milk is so high right now.”
The crowd laughed. Then Palin did a bit of a back flip. “And may that not be the takeaway, please, of this speech,” she said, according to news accounts of her appearance.
Does that mean she kind of regretted the comment and wanted the crowd to forget it? Or did it mean she just wanted people to remember other things she said as being more important?
It’s true that Ms. Obama is urging mothers to breastfeed their babies as part of her campaign against childhood obesity. Conservatives sometimes belittle that overall campaign as unworthy of a White House.
Greece is the word
But Palin has made many comments recently about the prospects of inflation. Conservatives also worry that America’s huge debt will soon cause a fiscal crisis that might turn the nation into a place of sky-high interest rates, a debased currency, and rampant inflation. In other words, Greece.