Sarah Palin today in Fort Bragg:
Palin’s appearance tested Department of Defense regulations, which prohibit politicians from using installations as a platform. Palin didn’t give a speech and individually thanked soldiers, and a base spokesman said she was not campaigning.
But the bus parked nearby encouraged donations to her political action committee and supporters made clear that she should run for president.
Army officials initially barred media from the event, fearing coverage would lead Palin’s backers to lob negative comments at President Barack Obama. The military later relented and allowed media access. (The Huffington Post)
So, she did take donations to her political action committee.
Maybe she didn’t speak, but she had her father along and he did express his feelings for her:
Palin’s father, who greeted supporters as his daughter signed copies of the book, said in an interview that Obama’s handling of the military was “scary.”
“I see a decline in our might,” Chuck Heath said. “People used to be afraid of us and respect us, (but) they’re not afraid of us and don’t respect us anymore.”
Her father spoke out against the President, and implied that our military is weak. What exactly is he saying Obama has done to weaken our military? Apparently Palin’s father has “gone rogue” as well and spews empty statements around just as his daughter does.
Palin also made a “statement” on her Facebook page before her stop at Fort Bragg to express many of the same views and more.
She is turning these stops into political events, and since she can’t keep politics out of her book signings, she should not be allowed to go to Fort Hood.