Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Neocon Advisers No Longer Advise Palin

Two neoconservative foreign policy advisers, Randy Scheunemann and Michael Goldfarb, no longer advise Sarah Palin. They have been replaced by Peter Schweitzer, Politico's Ben Smith reports.

It is not clear if the neocons left Palin, or if she booted them.

Schweitzer has been skeptical of American involvement in Libya, which he has compared to Vietnam.

Schweitzer thinking appears to be having an immediate impact on Palin. In a speech on Monday, she criticized the "ill-defined" mission in Libya. "We can’t fight every war, we can't undo every justice in the world," Palin said.

Schweitzer, a writer and fellow at the Hoover Institution, blogs regularly at Andrew Breitbart's Big Peace. But don't consider him an outsider, not connected to the in-crowd. He's a partner of former Cheney aide Marc Theissen in a speech writing business, and is the author of several books, including a sympathetic history of the Bush family. He appears to be nothing more than necocon-lite. Against the US involvement in Libya, but not necessarily involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan.


  1. He is only against the invasion of Libya because it's the other team in charge. A quick glimpse through the blog you linked indicates he's more than happy to support military adventures throughout the world, just as long as it's the right people leading those adventures.

    Doesn't sound like much of a change at all.

  2. "We can't undo every justice in the world," Palin said, adding "but we can try."