Sarah Palin, who’s been hard at work this week calling for President Barack Obama’s impeachment, faulted the President Friday for “getting buzzed on suds” instead of visiting the “porous U.S. border.”
“The attention deficit that prohibits this administration from tackling even ONE serious problem, resolving even ONE impeachable scandal or self-made crisis, is probably due to having so much on the plate at once, including one heck of a high priority project currently underway,” Palin wrote Friday in a rambling Fox News op-ed.
The “high priority project” she referred to was a renovation for the White House bowling alley. The former Republican vice presidential candidate then went on mock Obama’s recent trip to Denver, where he drank a beer and shot some pool with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D).
Palin wrote that the Denver visit, which led to much chattering among pundits about optics and whether Obama was picking and choosing his photo-ops, was just one example of the “frivolous, inefficient, über-partisan, distracting events” Obama engaged in during the burgeoning border crisis. But even though she viewed the Denver caper as “offensive,” she conceded it was not in itself an impeachable offense.
Palin wouldn’t let her argument for impeachment wither there, however. She accused Obama of avoiding tackling the country’s big issues even “as Rome burns” and proclaimed that she didn’t need to list the President’s impeachable offenses for the benefit of the “deniers.”
“If senators aren’t ballsy enough to use their power of the purse to stop this nonsense, then they must hand the baton to the House and support our representatives in impeachment proceedings,” she wrote.
Catherine Thompson is a senior editor for Talking Points Memo in New York City. She came to the site in 2013 and reported on national affairs. Previously, she worked as a research assistant to investigative reporter Wayne Barrett. She can be reached at email@example.com.