Sarah Palin is publicly blaming George W. Bush and his administration for the defeat of the McCain/Palin ticket.
And you know what?
She is right.
"It's amazing that we did as well as we did," Palin stated during an interview with the Anchorage Daily News.
"I think the Republican ticket represented too much of the status quo, too much of what had gone on in these last eight years, that Americans were kind of shaking their heads like going, wait a minute, how did we run up a $10 trillion debt in a Republican administration? How have there been blunders with war strategy under a Republican administration? If we're talking change, we want to get far away from what it was that the present administration represented and that is to a great degree what the Republican Party at the time had been representing," Palin said during the same interview.
It is surprising, and actually quite refreshing, to see a politician speak so candidly.
The reality is that George W. Bush was one of the worst presidents in American history, and if the Republicans are going to regain credibility with the American people, then they are going to have to admit that.
The truth is that Bush has run the economy into the ground, he has gotten the U.S. involved in endless wars and has ruined the reputation of the United States around the world, and he has made so many bad decisions that it would take months just to list them all.
Sarah Palin is also leaving the door open to a run in 2012. She had the following to say during a television interview with Fox News:
"I'm like, OK, God, if there is an open door for me somewhere, this is what I always pray, I'm like, don't let me miss the open door."
Palin's interview on Fox News' "On The Record" program drew a lot of attention. Palin also added this statement later on in that same interview:
"If there is an open door in 2012 or four years later, and if it is something that is going to be good for my family, for my state, for my nation, an opportunity for me, then I'll plough through that door."