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And we continue now with Sarah Palin and of course -- new book is out all right.
One of the issues I focused in on in the campaign.
As a as a commentator.
-- on the air for hours today was the president's radical associations I could not understand.
Why the campaign did not focus on Bill Ayers and father -- here and Jeremiah Wright.
You eat what you took a lot of heat for saying howling around with terrorists you wanted to talk about Jeremiah Wright you write in the book you told not to -- IAEA and still perplexed as to why we weren't fair to the electorate and and discussed those associations in the past voting records in the in the experiences that -- One of the candidates and had in his career I think that it was quite unfortunate I would remind people that -- -- It wasn't negative campaigning in it wasn't off base to call someone out on their associations and on the voting record -- you did and other common -- conservatives what you guys did was.
That try to do that the job that ad campaign should have done we really missed the boat on that at -- surprised me because you know what he said was only got in the neighborhood.
A guy -- given speeches with a guy you started your your political career in his home.
You sat on boards with a guy.
It wasn't just the guy in the neighborhood is a guy that -- was unrepentant about bombing the Pentagon -- the -- and what was worse was it was even more recent that -- heiress had said they didn't do enough harm to our country.
And for that not to have been condemned.
By a Barack Obama right -- -- this budget -- why not bring up Reverend Wright GD America America's chickens have come home to roost.
That's -- that's he sat there in that church for twenty years it still amazes me.
That that was not a bigger issue in the campaign should have been a bigger issue because I think it was indicative of Bob.
Some of those neat neat quote and quote tolerance of a candidate.
In terms of hearing the message in being fed things that are not good for our country and we'll keep -- -- is is the president then.
More radical than he let on do you think the president's radical I will not hesitate to say that -- social -- is associates have been extremely radical.
And we see -- then in some of the appointments that he has made.
And again I had I think that it is unfair to the electorate to for a candidate or campaign to hesitate.
In calling someone out on what their record really represent.
I agree with that.
What do you think of pretty -- for examples we talk about this I think you described yourself in the book is more conservative.
And you go with -- she -- Reagan motivated you to get into politics or rated -- I consider myself a rating conservative.
Lot of people think I'm a Republican I'm not you can register New York as an end as a conservative.
Are you more of a conservatively.
Or more of a Republican.
-- -- it doesn't surprise me that you're not a registered Republican so many good people whom I know are are not registered within a a party machine Todd isn't a registered Republican people think well I must be pretty weak if I can't even.
Could miss my own husband to join the party but he's part of that group by the way that wanted to secede from I am supposed to believe race but and now so many Americans I know up there in Alaska the majority about 70% of -- tap that independent pioneering spirits in them.
That says you know I'm not going to be so excessively partisan that I let politics get in the way of just fighting for the right things for my state and for my country.
Now I am a registered Republican because I truly believe that the planks in the platform in that party are the best to build my state and our country.
But look what you supported Doug Hoffman in the New York 23 and when you did that that was a big jolt to his campaign as a matter of fact.
According to the the latest numbers he's got a chance to win this thing the exciting it was a very.
But you -- against the establishment Republican who -- a liberal Republican I didn't agree -- -- -- single issue I was with you.
And supporting the conservative candidate.
Will that be your future we used do the same thing.
Well and in that race they registered Republican it seems with more liberal than the registered Democrat candidates and and so that you know -- confuse a lot of people I had an opportunity to speak out for.
A common sense conservative who was also quite independent of the party machinery.
-- and I would do it again in a heartbeat what do you think the biggest foreign policy challenges America faces today.
While fighting a war on terror still.
And what and I -- and quite it has -- -- to it brazen it out bad.
Policy that Barack Obama right now -- is wrestling with it in Afghanistan when it seems that.
He's kind of did -- green and not wanting to.
Make up his mind when he appointed back in March McChrystal to give him a good strategy sold at some kind of surge movement head down.
Be implemented in that country and that we could start and seeing some progress and that water for him to not want to a listen at this point anyway to what McChrystal is asking of him.
Is -- quite a -- August he said we need 40000 troops or we will risk failure.
40000 troops to present still hasn't decide he needs to the site and then the rest of America then that hit his constituents.
We're we're watching for the president to show that still find that Reagan had had so exemplified to show -- still -- take.
You know what -- -- do all that we -- to win in Afghanistan we cannot afford to lose so I will listen to my advisor when he is asking for the reinforcement he's asking for the tools for that counterinsurgency strategy.
I'm there with them we're waiting for that you did your son just got back from a year's deployment in Iraq he served as this country.
Do you worry about him serving and have a president that is -- -- usual work.
I wanna make sure that my son and that every soldier that every member of our military is he -- -- to the fullest and as a commander in chief who is fully fully committed to their mission now some people.
Quite war weary and wondering why are we even -- -- well the fact of the matter is we have to be pragmatic about this we are there and it does us no good to start dithering and wondering you know my gosh what what kind of -- we strategy we need there.
Same strategy as was successful in -- -- conditions are different in Afghanistan especially the geographical conditions or not.
There's no war on terror to amid calls disasters is living -- and dies enemy combatants on the battlefield you don't.
I was thinking back to my convention speech a year ago.
And -- and the words spoken in that convention speech had a lot to do with what we're seeing today with this.
Ma -- -- is seen.
An enemy combatants of a terrorist high seven that speech I said it basically suggesting that.
I fear that the other candidate is more worried about that.
-- terrorist might swing as well and how terrorists.
Is wired to try to destroy America and somebody may be worried about their rights now what we're seeing today with.
And inviting the trial to be here in New York it's clearly Sheikh -- it's -- yes it it very scary to think that.
There would be this assumption that he is protected under our constitution and has rights when he wants to destroy America.
We've never and it's unprecedented well in as much is being go back the revolutionary war the civil war in World War II we didn't do this we -- military tribunals but from Oklahoma probably -- welcome back to foreign policy.
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