Palin called the idea to promote ObamaCare with taxpayer funds "one of the stupidest things" she's heard from the Obama Administration and described the process as "crony capitalism on steroids." The Mama Grizzly was very critical of the Health and Human Services department for not responding to inquiries on the matter from Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO), but the blame, she said, falls ons an "absent CEO" who is not doing his job, and added that the only reason Obama gets away with it is because the media allows him to do it.
The former Alaska governor also defended the Tea Party movement against recent attacks from the left, saying things would be much worse in the country had the movement not had such success in the 2010 midterm elections. She praised Ted Cruz, who is running for the Senate seat being vacated by Kay Bailey Hutchison, saying that although Cruz opponent Lt. Governor David Dewhurst had served Texas well, the Lone Star State "needs new blood." But Palin then offered up a surprise endorsement of longtime U.S. Senator Orin Hatch in the U.S. Senate race in Utah, with the explanation that Hatch has a record of trying to balance the federal budget.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker also received some Palin praise, and the former GOP vice presidential candidate predicted that Walker will win the coming recall election in his state, despite union heads "going ballistic" because the governor is keeping his campaign promises.
Video courtesy of SarahNET | Cross-posted at US for Palin