Friday, August 29, 2008

What The Hell Are Lew Rockwell, Thomas DiLorenzo and James Ostrowski Thinking?

Rockwell, DiLorenzo and Ostrowski are all ga ga, here, here and here, over John McCain's VP pick, Sarah Palin. They write she's a Paulian, she's a Buchanaite, in fact, she probably would jump on any bandwagon that has wheels and is looking to stir up trouble.

As we have already pointed out, Palin signed into law a $6.6 billion operating budget—the largest in Alaska's history.

Palin proposed giving Alaskans $100-a-month energy debit cards. Of course, basic economics teaches the last thing you want to do, when a commodity is rising in price, is to encourage consumption. She also proposed providing grants to electrical utilities so that they would reduce customers' rates, again the last thing you want to do. She subsequently dropped the debit card proposal, and in its place she proposed to send Alaskans $1,200 directly.

In short, economically clueless.

As far as foreign policy is concerned, she has put her son in line for a potential tour of duty in Iraq. He joined the army on 9-11-07. Nuff said.

Frankly, what we have here is Mary Tyler Moore without the Ford mustang--maybe a great candidate to star in a modern day version of the Minnesota-based situation comedy, but not a Minnesota convention-based Republican VP candidate.


  1. I said it was a smart political move and said why. I have not endorsed her and I have not called her a libertarian but noted that others have.

    I am well aware that she signed a large budget as anyone who googled her name would be.

    When I write about national politics on LRC, it is often as a political analyst, not always expressing my personal views.

  2. LOL, yup the largest state budget would not be a sign of a libertarian. The fact that she was early on endorsed in the Weekly Standard by neo-con Fred Barnes would not seem to make her a libertarian (

    Neither would the fact that her VP candidacy appears to have been lanched by a Zionist