Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin made headlines for suggesting in a TV interview she’d run for president in 2012 “if nobody else were to step up,” but little noticed in that segment was the one-time vice presidential nominee dropping President Obama’s middle name.
Palin (R) managed to suggest Obama has a shady past and use his middle name — as his critics often did during the 2008 campaign — all in one quick hit with Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren.
“Funny, Greta, we are learning more about Christine O’Donnell and her college years and her teenage years and her financial dealings than anybody ever even bothered to ask about Barack Hussein Obama as a candidate and now as our president,” Palin said.
Palin added later that it is “fair to dig in somebody’s past.” She said that if the “lamestream media” did do that digging voters would “find out their associates and beliefs and what formed their beliefs.”
It’s certainly not the first time Palin has cracked about Obama’s past, but we couldn’t find any references to her using his middle name. Who can forget that Palin was the candidate to insist that Obama doesn’t see America in the same way as she and Sen. John McCain.
Additional reporting by Clayton Ashley