Sarah Palin didn’t wait long today to take aim at one of her favorite targets -- the first lady. “It’s no wonder Michelle Obama is telling everybody you need to breastfeed your babies,” she told a group on Long Island, “the price of milk is so high!”
The backhanded comment comes just two days after Palin’s fellow conservative darling, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., took a punch at FLOTUS for advocating tax breaks on breastfeeding supplies as a way to battle childhood obesity—an undertaking Palin mocked on her TLC reality Show, “Sarah Palin’s Alaska.”
Palin’s response was to a series of questions asked her about the current administration. Departing from her usual communication methods of Twitter and Facebook, she agreed to spend an hour answering questions from the Long Island Association president, Kevin Law, who remarked to the AP prior to the event, “It will be interesting to see and hear what direction she thinks this country ought to be heading in.”
Palin’s uncharacteristic move has left many politicos scratching their heads about the former vice presidential candidate’s future. Asked about her speculated 2012 presidential bid, Palin said she’s “still thinking,” but that if she does decide to run, her campaign will be purely grassroots: “Nothing is more effective than being there with the people in the diner shaking hands,” she said.
The rumor mill spun into overdrive last week when she hired Michael Glassner as her chief of staff. But she downplayed the move, saying it was merely because, “to tell you the truth, Todd's getting kind of tired of doing it all for me.”
Either way, Palin’s not playing coy on her thoughts about the current White House occupant: About the president’s budget rollout on Monday, Palin said it “doesn’t even make a dent.”