My personal jury is still out on Sarah Palin as a political influencer. I'm in evidence gathering mode still (although my instinct is to like her personally). That aside, the following quote from her recent interview on Fox is very welcome indeed. It's somewhat boilerplate, but I haven't heard any prominent Republican saying this recently (and it can never be said enough).
O’Reilly posed to Gov. Palin the idea that no human being could lower the unemployment rate at this point and she replied brilliantly as follows:
If the question is, “Can any individual politician change the job forecast outlook?” No. But what government can do is get out of the way of the private sector being able to seize opportunities to grow and to thrive and prosper and hire more people.
You do that — a politician, a policy does that by reducing taxes on the job creators, by getting government out of the way of the private sector.
Let’s talk about health care for a minute. When we consider that the White House wants to take another one-sixth of our economy, take it from the private sector hands, take it over and put it in government’s hands, that’s another step towards greater unemployment numbers, that’s another step towards greater growth of government, which is the wrong track — completely opposite of where we should be going.
[Hat Tip News Real Blog.]