FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
Sarah Palin spoke to Asian bankers, investors and fund managers in Hong Kong - in what's being billed as her first speech outside North America. The former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential nominee spoke for about an hour and a half. The speech was closed to the press.
Reports that leaked out say Palin addressed everything from Reagonomics, China and human rights, Tibet, the Asian and American economies to international terrorism, energy independence, family - and fishing and moose in Alaska.
In her speech, Palin reportedly said she was talking as "someone from Main Street, U.S.A." and highlighted her concerns about massive federal bailouts and growing government deficits.
She criticized President Obama's plans to give the Federal Reserve power to monitor risk to the financial system, questioning if that is "meaningful reform."
The reviews on Palin's speech are mixed - some people say she was articulate, well-prepared and compelling.
Others got up and walked out in the middle of it, calling her speech boring.
It was seen as the first step in Palin's attempt to boost her foreign policy credentials-which could use a little boosting.
Keep in mind: Palin never even had a passport until 2007. And when she came under criticism during the presidential campaign for her lack of foreign policy expertise, she attempted to make up for it by saying she could see Russia from her home state of Alaska.
Here’s my question to you: If you were a money manager, would you make investment decisions based on what Sarah Palin says?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
I wouldn't decide where to have lunch based on Sarah Palin's opinion. Since when does being chosen as a candidate for V.P. automatically make you an expert on domestic and foreign affairs? Does no one remember her addled assertion that simply living near Russia means she has foreign policy qualifications? Have we forgotten that she couldn't name a single periodical she regularly read? Oh, and just up and quitting as governor? If this was a sane world, Sarah Palin would still be doing sports for a local TV station rather than standing almost center on the world stage delivering her strange, convoluted opinions.
I wouldn't make a food-ordering decision based on what Sarah Palin says. I'm amazed that anyone outside of her few tin-foil hat supporters even care what she has to say anymore.
Sarah Palin would be ten times a better president than Obama. And just think: CNN would have something to criticize every day. Please post this or do you only post positive things about this administration?
Mark from Newburgh, New York writes:
Sarah Palin has a tendency to call a dog a duck and stick by it. Calling a dog a duck does not make it a duck, and when it starts barking, even her shrill speechifying can't cover up the fact that it's a dog.
If she's offering advice on how to deep-six your running mates chances for elected office, or on how to shoot wolves from a helicopter, then she's my go-to-gal. But, for anything else, she can keep her advice to herself. As you rightly pointed out, Palin didn't have a passport until a few years ago and now she speaking in an international forum? I bet when she stepped off the plane her first question was, "Why are there so many Chinese people here?"