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Sarah Palin Weighs in on Yacht-gate

Writing on her Facebook page, Sarah Palin makes a great point about the State Department's ridiculous lies on the topic of SecState John Kerry's whereabouts:

Being on his boat isn't the issue. Blatantly deceiving the American people is the issue. 

Our government, yet again, either had no idea where the boss was, or worse yet, they lied to us. (Oops-a-daisy. Correction. In Obamaspeak, we were told the "least untruthful statement.") Our government directed its swift-ly boat changing denials to what one can only surmise is their perception of who we are: a nation of sheep – heads down, grazing away, gullible, ignorant, and undeserving of truth. 

Confronted with photographic evidence, the State Department merely tossed the public a handful of hay today in its tepid effort to kinda-sorta explain the whole thing away. Something about, well, yeah, so the evidence contradicted all their public claims, but… eh, no harm, no foul. And like good herder dogs, with calm authority to avoid commotion, the bureaucrats barked the suggestion that we all just move along now.

No. You move along, little doggie. Enough is enough. It's unacceptable. Remember, the nation's Mama Grizzlies don't just rise up to swat away threats to protect the next generation. They also school, scold, and signal to teach a lesson. One lesson taught all children is if you lie on the little things, you'll lie on the big things.

Notice the little bonus hyphen she threw into "swift-ly boat changing denials."  Nice one, Mrs. Palin!  I'm sure Yacht-gate will be another memory seared into the mind of John Kerry.  He might even get a magic hat out of it.

The converse of her point about official lying is that an Administration accustomed to lying about the big things doesn't hesitate to lie about the little stuff.  Prevarication comes as a matter of reflex, even when it's unnecessary.  As Palin points out in her post, the Obama Bravo Sierra Squad could simply have said Kerry's fabulously expensive yacht, the S. S. Tax Evasion, is equipped with all the communications gear necessary to keep the boss in touch during a crisis.  They'd still have a bit of an "optics" problem, of course, because it just doesn't look good to have the Secretary of State fooling around on his yacht while the regime his President took fulsome credit for installing is falling apart, costing us valuable influence in a key ally we spend a billion and a half dollars subsidizing every year...

... and none of those smartphone photos snapped by reporters and Nantucket residents made it look like Kerry was working, or particularly concerned about events in Egypt.  He was having a grand old time.

... which is funny, because the fall of the Morsi regime wasn't exactly a bolt from the blue.  Demonstrations had reached epic proportions several days previously, and the military had issued a 48-hour deadline to the regime. 

Hmm.  Maybe this was something the Administration needed to lie about, after all.

Palin also mentions Orwell's warning about "a time when citizens could no longer trust big government, and by wearing down the citizenry through doublespeak and lies a tired country finally retreated to its dark and depressing demise."  I don't see how any rational citizen could trust Big Government at this point.  If there was a last straw, Obama's new unconstitutional super-power to rewrite laws should have broken it.  Why should we trust people who lie through their teeth to shove a bloated health care disaster down our throats... and then simply rewrite part of it by royal decree, because their consultants are warning them about an electoral bloodbath in 2014?  

Team Obama lied about the big things, they lie about the little things, they lie about having lied, and they're confident they'll never be held to account for any of it.  Of course they don't think you miserable peons need to know where His Majesty was on the night of September 11, 2012, or what the Duke of Ketchup was doing on his $7 million watercraft while Egypt exploded.  You're not a citizen to be respected.  You're either a mouth to be fed, a pocket to be picked, or a political obstacle to be finessed, nothing more.


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