One in a series that takes a look at some of the zany and madcap things said by the ex-governor of Alaska.
In response to a House bill that would overturn an effective ban on older incandescent light bulbs, Palin said the following:
"We are taking away a choice that continues to let people waste their own money,"
So typical of a conservative Republican, isn't it? Whether it's killing the unborn or having the ability to choose what type of light bulb you want to use, they're always so into bossing people around and denying them choices.
Wait. That wasn't Sarah Palin but rather Department of Energy Secretary, Steven Chu?
What he said was rather odd because we can't recall anywhere in the Constitution where it grants the federal government the power to dictate how it is people choose to spend their money.
As for Chu saying this, it really shouldn't come as too much of a surprise as this is the same gent who said he's cool with high gas prices.
But we do thank Chu for his refreshing honesty as he essentially reveals the statist mindset: You are not to be trusted with personal economic choices. Since you cannot be trusted to make the correct choice, we will do it for you.
And what is becoming a trend for this administration is that being drunk with power has this wonderful ability to shed inhibitions and with it, any premise of even attempting veiled meaning or code-speak so we instead get the unvarnished truth.