While appearing on CNN on Sunday, America’s favorite quitter and half-term governor Sarah Palin once again attempted to play peacekeeper for the Republicans, praising Jeb Bush for being bilingual, but at the same time, saying that if you’re going to be in the United States, you should “speak American.”
La mujer no es inteligente.
Last week, Jeb Bush drew the ire of Conservative front-runner and Nazi-approved candidate Donald Trump when he answered a question in Spanish.
“I like Jeb,” Trump said, in an interview with Breibart, “He’s a nice man. But he should really set the example by speaking English while in the United States.”
The question Bush was responding was a question about Trump in Spanish. Bush’s answer to the question? “El hombre no es conservador,” or, “The man is not a conservative.”
This week, Sarah Palin rode to the rescue, working to mend bridges. Palin praised Jeb Bush for his bilingualism, saying, “It’s a benefit of Bush to be able to be so fluent, because we have a large and wonderful Hispanic population building America, and that’s a great connection he has with them.”
She cautioned, however, that while the United States has a “large and wonderful Hispanic population,” she believes that they should “speak American” anyway:
I think we can send a message and say, ‘You want to be in America, (a) you’d better be here legally or you’re out of here, (b) when you’re here, let’s speak American. Let’s speak English, and that’s a kind of a unifying aspect of the nation is the language that is understood by all.
Here’s the video, courtesy of State of the Union on Twitter:
— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) September 6, 2015
She also disagreed with South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, who said just last week that the Republican Party “often appears cold and unwelcoming to minorities.” I can’t imagine why Haley would think that, but Palin doesn’t seem to feel that way:
I can’t think of any Republican that I know who would have that in their heart.
Keep in mind, this is the same Caribou Barbie who nominated herself as Secretary of Energy in the event the worst happens and Trump is elected in 2016, saying,”If I were head of that, I’d get rid of [the Department of Energy].”
Yes, that Donald Trump. But she can’t imagine a Republican who would be cold to minorities, because self-awareness has never been her forte.
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