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As the days of September wind down we get closer to former Alaska governor Sarah Palin's self imposed deadline.
To decide whether or not she will run for the Republican nomination for president.
Recently she said she hasn't the -- about whether -- adverse health to the list -- -- -- -- to Republicans wanted to go head to head with President Obama.
In November 2012.
Governor Palin joins me now from Wasilla Alaska governor tell it's a pleasure welcome back to freedom watch.
-- thank you so much dead.
-- before we get into this meeting you thank you before we get into your views on the candidates and and your views on the issues and your views.
On the presidency.
A lot of people are waiting for the month of September debate over because the sort of expecting some kind of announcement up down in out yes no.
-- something going to come from Wasilla Alaska in the next 2448.
That might sates the appetite of the political class.
You know I I hold my political cards close to my chest -- certainly learned lessons.
Along those lines and I'm gonna continue to do that until I'm ready to make an announcement this is.
A serious decision and I'm engaged in serious deliberations.
And within the next 24 hours stone.
Don't look for me to make a decision but He before we get into all of the other topics.
Let me ask you about what would that shop at one Williams just to get me sane I made a nasty comment about Herman -- what was at all about.
Actually it wasn't one Williams it was I who was -- media.
Who are saying that you made the comment but but please correct what what the what the record established did you -- say.
For what FOMC -- Adams did you say the Republicans seemed to have a flavor of the month without referring specifically.
-- -- But it was Juan Williams who said He thought it was a nasty comment that I -- this nasty when you know when a colleague takes a shot and they don't know what they're talking about now I said that -- -- media tends to do is.
-- -- gin up controversy and propelled this flavor of the week and I'm not saying that Herman Cain is a flavor of the week I'm one of his biggest fans and I really never dismiss them or.
Hours speak negatively about and I'm saying that it in this fast moving 24/7 news cycle -- -- is our world today.
Bit good -- just have to kind of a gin up some controversy and -- so that viewers tuning in there's a lot of competition in the media world and eight you know in this and -- I reality show it seems as being created in the GOP primary.
It's just -- kind of the nature of the beast right now and I I think anybody would be hard pressed to argue against.
What I observed and that is that yeah you know Rick Perry he's propelled out there by the media ask you a flavor of the week in -- -- kind of shot down.
Well some perhaps they wanna do that to Herman Cain or don't do that to -- mr.
Michelle Bachmann a few weeks ago and then it that person kind of finds themselves.
Back to where about the pollsters were in the and the voters.
It's gonna have -- -- so it have a lot to do with immediate and I didn't say that it's that.
GOP that propels them as they are or are.
-- there are these debates worthwhile do they have a tendency.
To cause the person who's perceived to have the best one liners have debates at the debates to go up in the polls and the person has the poorest one liners in the debates.
To go down on the polls stated differently do the debates offer us a window.
Into the worthiness of any of those candidates to represent the Republican Party on the national ticket next year.
They offered that window into what that candidate stands for that's very important it helps the media it helps us as voters be able to -- A candidate so that we're not stock with somebody like we're stuck with right now on the White House someone who wasn't that it Barack Obama so it offers a window but.
Judge these debates with the 102 sound bites that we're supposed to be able to describe -- foreign policy is what perhaps that.
Palin doctrine would be -- -- 102 sound -- Then do a whole lot of people a lot of good but it.
It is -- the position that.
We -- to cascade contributors to a news program.
Our exchanges were able to really delve into issues in.
And really get to the bottom of what somebody believes in even in exchange like this when it's quick soundbites and we move onto the next break subjects so people the voters a lot of responsibility are on their shoulders they need to do their homework -- to study at candidates records see what they have done in the past.
To give you.
A glimpse into the window -- where they intend to bring this country in the future.
Who who on that stage.
Most closely resembles your attitude.
Attitudes about the relationship of the federal government.
Two individuals about the role that the federal government should play in our lives are you with sort of what Rick santorum's.
Compassionate conservative big government Republicans are you more with.
Ron Paul Gary Johnson small government Republicans.
I'm with whom ever understands that -- smaller smarter government we have the better.
That government that governs least governs best.
It wouldn't where I come from in a very independent state where.
The coming from the private sector and then working in local government and then moving my way up.
A government I've seen that local government is the most responsive and responsible the more remote the larger government becomes.
The more dismissive.
The government bureaucrats are of the people and -- what their will is so.
Those who are up on stage -- -- comes from the private sector right mind you know he's he's got that.
It experience is needed when it comes to trying to get -- government backed out of the way in order for our individuals -- families our businesses to make their own decisions.
Mister Johnson and that.
And Ron Paul others who believe in smaller smarter government and are not part of the permanent political class that I would like to see -- best.
You know I'm all -- -- and -- Do we have this last question -- -- and have the real opportunity.
To elect to those who who governance or are we always governed I'll use your phrase by the permanent political class no matter which party.
Is in power.
Well it certainly is a bipartisan problem I don't just throw stones at the Democrat party and say that they alone.
-- creation of this permanent political class because crony capitalism and corporate welfare has been unfortunately embraced by too many of the leaders on both sides of the IL.
The point now though that we have to face and we have to do something about it.
Our country can afford no more of this we will go bankrupt with this corporate welfare and creating these entities that are too big to fail in the government bails them out and in the meantime the middle class and main street small businesses and we don't see that relief that.
The big guys get the big guys do it judge her because they have the access they have the power because they have but money.
Often it is our money via tax dollars that they get to spend on those who make the rules that apply to everybody except that and -- with this.
This issue of -- -- limber up we see that that is kind of the crony capitalism on steroids.
That I've talked about in the past this is the poster child right now it's good timing for Americans to see.
It's that's -- -- that this solar panel company.
Corruption with the -- and a waste of money.
And it's it's not the only one we're gonna see.
A much revelation of other companies to that are -- our tax dollars that.
We don't have or borrowing from China in the printing -- -- thin air in order to fund some of these entities that have friends in the White House and on Wall Street and were the -- in the end middle class made to -- People are gonna understand more and more about the dangers of crony capitalism.
And that is why so many of us are saying whatever it takes to retired this permanent political class that is embraced that we're gonna do what Governor -- it's a pleasure thanks for joining us.
Thank you so much how the governor of.
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