In sharp contrast to Oprah Winfrey (whose show admittedly focuses on a "chick flick" type of questioning), Rush Limbaugh purposely stuck to important policy issues during a live interview with Sarah Palin, who called in to his show from her hotel room in New York. Having praised Palin's book as "one of the most substantive policy books I've read," he deliberately avoided the "soap opera stuff" in favor of delving into pressing issues such as the economy, energy, national security and illegal immigration.
And to the surprise of none who blog here, the former Alaska governor displayed her impressive grasp of common-sense, free-market principles; her understanding of Ronald Reagan's stellar example of leadership; and her comprehension of both the Republican and Democrat establishment as they relate to the Tea Party movement, independent voters and the viability of a third party. Anyone who's previously accused Palin of pushing for a third party will find their theory thoroughly debunked in this interview. To quote her directly, "I don't think the third party movement will be what's necessary to usher in common-sense, conservative ideals."
Clearly Sarah Palin is above-all, about principles. Let's hope she can affect the same reform on a national level as she did with the Republican Party in Alaska. Are you listening, Michael Steele?
Read the entire transcript here.