Got this in my inbox. I could see Palin (or somebody like her) doing this on the campaign trail...
(Scene: Sarah Palin on a dais.)
(Behind her are large posters of Wiener pics, the most published--underpants, chest and with a cat--prominent. Less known pics fill the background.)
(Sarah begins her talk with the words,)
"Democrats will tell you anything to get elected. This is the essence of the word, 'demagoguery.' Whenever the Left talks about a woman's right to choose, we are told that abortion is not murder. Nothing about the choices women face. Nothing about a baby's life. Whenever the Left tells us that we need to spend more taxpayer money in order to save jobs, we are told government expenditures are an investment. Not that they are a drag on job creation. Not that it takes money from businesses that are struggling to survive. Whenever the Left talks about the importance of sustainability, we ignore the fact that every 'sustainable' idea is unprofitable. And that profitable ideas sustain us. That is, taxes come from profitable enterprises, not 'sustainable' enterprises.
"Anthony Wiener is a poster boy of the Left. For twelve years, Anthony Wiener has told you that America's values are bad for you. Independence, liberty and freedom, personal responsibility, honor and integrity are values to be ridiculed, since only the values of the Democrat Party are to be adopted and practiced.
"And here we are today, with an admitted liar, listening to the Left defend and failure to decry Anthony Wiener's lack of personal responsibility, or sense of shame.
"Did Anthony Wiener violate his Oath of Office?
"The Oath is as follows:
"'I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.'
"I ask you today, did Representative Wiener well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which he had entered?
"Has America become so distanced from the values of liberty, truth and personal responsibility that the lies that we have heard from a sitting U.S. Congressman are no longer either relevant, or important?
"At what point do we need to admit, that Representative Wiener's first response to his current problem was simple. To lie to his constituency and to the American people?
"The Republican Party recognizes the painful path ahead. The idea that America deserves Universal Health Care, that Americans demand Universal Health Care will, at some point be seen as an idea more suited for European social states. Decades of legislation that has depended upon the relationship between a corrupt political tradition of unprincipled legislators and special interest lobbyists have ensconced entire industries that exist solely for the purpose of furthering industries and unions that live like parasites within the body politic.
"In America, the highest value is, and always has been, placed upon individual liberty and economic freedom, and yet we have codified the existence of industries and unions that do nothing more for the health and success of our country than do the parasites that invade any body. And the more successful the parasite, the longer it can exist without being discovered. The risk to Liberty has been the promise of the Plantation; the promise that if we rely upon our government to take care of us we will be better people, where all of our concerns are dealt with by caretakers who cater to our needs, from diet, to work, to how many children we are to have, and how to raise our children. 'Innovation' has become a buzzword of the Progressives who are attempting to direct our state's and national economies with promises of 'New Technologies' that are neither profitable, nor desirous. These Overseers will make sure that we are productive citizens that contribute in sustainable ways to the future of our nation. That our children will be better children. That our future will be Green and Carbon Neutral.
"However, Free Men don't live on Plantations. And talking honestly about the practices of former Presidents, and former Legislators, that promised more than we could afford, is going to happen.
"What Representative Wiener represents is a recognition that the time has come for us to begin to talk honestly about the problems that we, as a Nation, are facing.
"When Representative Wiener recognized that his actions had put him in a place where his reputation was jeopardized, what was his initial reaction?
"To lie to the Press, to lie to his Constituency, and to lie to the American People.
"When Representative Paul Ryan advanced his plan to fix Medicare and Medicaid, what was the response of the Democrat Party and its leadership?
"The answer is simple.
"Medicaid and Medicare is being cut. That's true. And the cuts are being contained in the Democrat's best effort at attempting to continue their lies. It's called 'ObamaCare.'
"Under ObamaCare, budgets for Medicaid have already been cut by $500-billion dollars.
"In an economy of 14-trillion dollars, which includes all and every economic activity in this great nation of ours, Medicare cuts, alone represents a cut of two-point-eight percent of our total economy. That's every manufacturing job, every machinist's job, every autoworker's job, every software designer's job, every home builder's job, and all the jobs in America that adds to our national wealth. A great and diverse economic miracle, the United States is the most creative, productive nation on the face of the Earth, in the history of all Mankind. Isn't it interesting that the trillions of dollars in additional government spending, for subsidies for fuel made from corn, to subsidies for windmills, for subsidies for trains going nowhere, that these promises are more valuable than the promises our country made in the past, to folks who worked and invested, planning on a certain level of truthfulness from our elected politicians? And relied upon their own independence?
"The object lesson of Representative Anthony Wiener is an important lesson; there are those in America who will raise fears, raise expectations, and more importantly lie in order for them to further their own, personal success.
"Tonight, Representative Wiener talked about his 'personal responsibility.' Do we continue to believe men that are proven, serial liars? A man that lied to all those around him, his Constituents, the American Public, journalists, his family and friends?
"The responsibility of every elected official in the United States is written in the Oath that all Representatives take when they are sworn into office.
"As a United States Representative, it is true that Congressman Wiener ridiculed those who disagreed with him. We hear the demagoguery of the past, from 'giving tax breaks to the rich,' to 'ignoring the plight of the poor.' As the problems we are facing, both from the sustained Obama depression, to mis-guided efforts to convince you that increased government spending is an investment, that throwing good money after bad, that the role of government is to ensure that you achieve social justice instead of equal opportunity, that all the issues that created the body of Representative Wiener's work were simple efforts to divide the Nation, between classes, between the haves and have-nots, between those who seek opportunity and those who seek to be taken care of, that there is a simple difference between America and the rest of the world, Congressman Wiener teaches us a simple moment; what is the Truth?
"What is the Truth?
"And why is it that no media asks this question?
"America was built upon some fundamental ideas. Some fundamental beliefs. Some fundamental Truths.
"That 'All Men are Created equal.'
"Not that we need government to adopt policies and regulations that attempt equality.
"We start equal. In America, we are equal. Rich and poor, alike. No matter the color of your skin. No matter your Faith, or lack of Faith. Adopting the promises of those advanced by Progressives like Anthony Wiener aren't protections of our Liberty. The are the building-blocks on the pathway to a Road to Serfdom. And I'm not willing to give up my liberty to accept the medical care, the dietary constraints, the innovations in our country's economy that are deemed acceptable and prescribed by our nation's elite.
"No nation on the face of the Earth has been successful married to the ideas of Progressivism, Socialism, or Communism.
"But, America, dedicated to honesty, to social and economic freedom and liberty has created the Greatest Nation in the History of the World.
"This is not the time to adopt the social tendencies of the Old World. This is not the time for us to consider Kings and Queens. This is not the time to look to a Central Planner or Government Agency to find out what we should do.
"To fix America is simple.
"Simply allow Americans to do what Americans have always done: to innovate, to create, to build, to invest, to dream.
"Now is the time to decide, whether to accept the leadership of a Congressman Wiener, or to do what America does best.
"Now is the time to create jobs, to build factories, to drill for oil, to search for our natural resources, to build mines and wells, to harvest trees and actually invest in those things that are profitable; sustainable jobs that are profitable. Sustainable, since they are financed through private capital and private resources, rather than through escalating taxes and increasing regulation.
"Now is the time to build America. Not on the lies of whatever it takes to keep ones job in the Congress. Given that some areas of the country will never again accept the truths of America's past, it's history and greatness, but instead ignore the values of the simple freedoms and liberties that we have all been promised by our founding document and our Founding Fathers and our Constitution. The constituents of Congressman Wiener may end allowing him to retire from Congress at an old age. But one or two, or more Congressional Districts are not representative of what America is, nor, for which it stands.
"It is time for us to defend America. Not just our borders, but our beliefs. That we are different from the rest of the world. That freedom and liberty aren't just archaic ideas. But practiced, every day. By Americans.
"I am here, at a time when the media would wish I would just go away. Just as there are those who wished that the ideas I believe in would just go away.
"Congressman Wiener wishes I would go away. He wishes to promise this country that his vision of America is the only possible vision. That we must rely upon our government to choose the best paths for us to follow, from investments to jobs to what is, or is not, acceptable public and private behavior. The only problem is, when called upon to do the right thing, the honorable thing, he faltered.
"Congressman Wiener's entire education, experience, public and private life told him that at the moment of crisis, he had to lie.
"Americans must decide; to adopt the policies and practices of Congressman Wiener, or to re-affirm the policies and practices we've been taught since we were children, American Values, like Truth, Justice, Liberty and Freedom.
"Tears and weakness will not do. Today is a day of choice. Will we be Americans? Or will we be Wieners?"