January 31, 2014 6:11 pm -

Peggy Noonan is now sufficiently critical of Barack Obama, says Sarah Palin, but the former candidate wants to know what took her so long.

“Great article, Peggy, but where the heck were you when I and other commonsense conservatives were sounding the warning bell in ’08?” Palin wrote. “You joined the ‘cool kids’ in mocking and condescendingly criticizing — ultimately demanding that we ‘sit down and shut up.’ Better late than never, though, Peggy and your ilk, because, meanwhile back in America…”

Palin was presumably referring to Noonan’s remarks in a series of interviews last fall, during which she accused tea party conservatives of trying to “topple” the GOP and said they needed to stop name-calling and work out their differences with establishment Republicans.

In Friday’s column, titled “Meanwhile, Back in America…”, Noonan called President Obama’s State of the Union address “a spectacle of delusion and self-congratulation” that failed to address the true concerns of most Americans. According to Noonan, those concerns include the fate of the school voucher program, the IRS’s targeting of conservatives and the plight of nuns who “have, quite cruelly, been told they must comply with the ObamaCare mandate that all insurance coverage include contraceptives, sterilization procedures, morning-after pills.”

One has to be sufficiently hateful of President Obama to pass the Palin test, apparently.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.