Dana Perino: Sarah Palin’s Op-Eds Not Authentic
On Fox News Sunday former Bush 43 Press Secretary Dana Perino says she doesn’t believe Sarah Palin writes her own op-ed pieces, which makes her seem inauthentic. He recent USA Today article, for example, didn’t sound like the folksy schmaltz that usually emanates from her mouth.
“It doesn’t sound like her when you read the materials,” said Perino, who conceded it’s hardly uncommon for politicians to have ghostwriters.
Perino said in Palin’s case the folksy style she brings to her public appearances, Twitter posts and on her reality show, Sarah Palin’s Alaska makes the uber-serious written takes, including a recent USA Today op-ed on Iran seem so out of character as to raise questions about her “authenticity,” which Perino claimed has “never been more important.”
Is it conceivable, for example, that the Mama Grizzly wrote: “President Obama once said a nuclear-armed Iran would be ‘unacceptable.’ Yet, Iran’s nuclear progress still continues unchecked. Russia continues to support Iran’s Bushehr nuclear reactors. It also continues to sell arms to Iran — despite the Obama administration’s much-touted “reset” policy with Russia.”? Possible, but not likely.
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