Whenever you combine Sean Hannity and Sarah Palin, what you get is easily the most pathetic “interview” you’ll see in modern journalism. Every time I see her appear on his show, all he does is lob her softball questions which are clearly scripted. It doesn’t even qualify as an interview. It’s just a setup to give Palin a forum to spew her nonsense.
So when I saw that she would be appearing on Hannity the day after President Obama’s comments on ISIS, I pretty much knew what was coming.
And what I expected is exactly what I got.
These two did nothing more but go back and forth with one another bashing President Obama for… well, I’m not really sure. Like with most conservatives who comment on ISIS, they’re quick to attack anything and everything the president is doing – yet offer no actual plan of their own.
The two seemed especially obsessed with the fact that President Obama made a point of stating that ISIS does not represent Islam. After all, how dare the president state that the overwhelming number of Muslims around the world aren’t terrorists. Or that one organization using a particular religion to justify horrific acts does not represent the entire religion.
And, of course, they both blamed the president for the lack of an American military presence in Iraq. Something they both know isn’t his fault. As I’ve said numerous times before, the reason why our troops were pulled out in 2011 was due to the SOFA agreement George W. Bush signed with the Iraqi government. That agreement required that all Americans troops be pulled out of Iraq by the end of 2011.
Palin looked especially ridiculous in this interview. Her entire demeanor just seemed cartoonish. Maybe she was still suffering the after effects of the brawl she was allegedly involved in this past weekend. She almost appeared excited to talk about how successful ISIS has been because it gave her an excuse to try to attack President Obama. She ended the segment with some random Hitler reference, citing that he didn’t hide his intentions and neither is ISIS.
Though I noticed she forgot to mention that Hitler often used Christianity to justify his atrocities.
When it comes right down to it, the only “plan” Republicans seem to suggest (as both Hannity and Palin did here) is to send ground troops into Iraq and Syria. And if we did just that, we would be starting a brand new war that I can guarantee you will drag on for another decade, if not longer.
But when all is said and done, this “interview” was nothing more than the usual staged anti-Obama Fox News segment where no matter what the president had said during his Wednesday speech, Hannity and Palin would have complained about it.
Watch the segment below via Fox News: