I'm not a regular viewer of Fox News' Hannity, but in between watching commercials during the Celtics-76ers broadcast on TNT Monday night, I did see Sarah Palin lead off a long opening bloc to begin that telecast.
Palin sympathized with Hannity, who last week said he was disappointed to learn that Mitt Romney would not use President Obama's former pastor, the controversial Reverend Jeremiah Wright, as a vehicle to go after Obama during this campaign.
Palin reminded Hannity and his viewers that she wanted to go off on Wright and Bill Ayres, but was shut down by McCain senior staffers, much to her chagrin.
"I thought so in 2008 and that’s why I went rogue, if you will, and disagreed with some of John McCain’s advisers when they said, no, a lot of these issues like past associations and Rev. Wright and Bill Ayers and those that helped shape Obama’s world view needed to be off the table and not discussed. I disagreed then, I disagree now.”
“Barack Obama in 2008 was an empty vessel.The public did not know who or what filled this vessel in order to create what has become a very confused and mission and visionless leader for our country. Well, now it’s not too late to change course and this next go around understand what has filled up that vessel. Who are these people? Who are the radicals, the Marxist professors that he said he would hang out with, some of his friends and associations.”
When asked who her choice would be for Mitt Romney's running-mate, Palin suggested South Florida Congressman Allen West, saying, "I love people who understand the Constitution and will fight tooth and nail and are willing to put their lives and their families lives on the line to defend our republic. That is who I want to see as that teammate for the GOP nominee.”