In Lakewood, Sarah Palin Credits Bush for Osama Bin Laden’s Death, Omits Obama’s Name


palinSpeaking at a fundraising event Monday evening, Sarah Palin credited President Bush by name for the death of Osama bin Laden but omitted the name of President Obama in her remarks.

Palin spoke to a crowd at Colorado Christian University in Lakewood, Colo. “Yesterday was a testament to the military’s dedication in relentlessly hunting down an enemy through many years of war,” the former Alaska governor said. “And we thank our president. … We thank President Bush for having made the right calls to set up this victory.”

Photos: Osama bin Laden dead

The success of the military operation that snared the Al Qaeda leader has put many GOP candidates in somewhat of a box, especially those such as Palin, who in the past has called the president “dithering.” But it’s likely that it won’t hamper their efforts in the long run to criticize the president’s national-security and foreign-policy records. In fact, Palin managed to question the administration’s strategy concerning Libya later in her address.

Palin, who says she has not yet decided whether she will mount a presidential run later this year, first offered a statement on Facebook in the wake of the news of Bin Laden’s death. That didn’t mention Obama either.

Others who didn’t give credit to Obama in remarks about Bin Laden’s death were Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, ex-Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania – although Huckabee did mention the president’s name.

Former Speaker Newt Gingrich, ex-Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty included some gratitude to Obama in their statements.

Now, with an expected surge in Obama’s approval ratings, the question for those who have stayed on the sidelines in the GOP 2012 race so far — such as Huckabee, Huntsman and Palin — is whether they have even less incentive to jump in.

{Los Angeles Times/ Newscenter}


  1. I knew the Lakewood in your headline couldn’t be refering to New Jersey. We only allow Hillary Clinton to grace us with her presence!

  2. Sarah Palin acting childish which proves that she’s not presidential material even though she’s on the right.
    Matzav actincg childish by fooling us about Lakewood.

  3. This is adressed to puzzled!I don’t know what youre puzzled about.A picture of a lady does NOT belong on a frum website.Even if Rebetzin Sara Palin is a staunch supporter of Israel.This a very basic hashkafa,and if you’re having a hard time understanding it then speak to your ORTHODOX rabbi.

  4. Leave it to Palin to leave out Obama’s name, she is the face of FOX news and we should all leave the USA if she becomes president.

  5. Every state has a Lakewood and for better or worse every Lakewood has a state.

    — Hypocrites buy Japanese cars. —

  6. I thought she may be a good president but if she is so right wing that she can’t even give credit where credit is do, and construed the story that it was all Bush, I have to think again.

  7. There is no poll surge (in “un-rigged” polls).

    There IS a gas-price surge.

    Why do you follow Socialist fueled media releases so doggedly?

  8. A picture of a lady does NOT belong on a frum website.
    Absolute nonsense! They take pictures from Europe with gedolei Yisroel i.e. the famous picture of the Chofetz Chaim in front of his house and blur out the faces. If the Choftez Chaim could be there and see the face, i can see it in a 100 year old photo. Fake frumkeit!

  9. ya i get this number 7, u dont wana see picture of sarah palin but ur on the internet and thats any better u hyprocrite , go bury ur head in the mud, and even though i on the internet i didnt crpraise the fact that her face was cut off

  10. I hate this new chumra of not posting picture of frum ladies. Our daughters should be proud to see pictures of how a frum lady should present herself in public. Don’t make our girls ashamed and hide themselves like the arabs!


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