Skip to comments.PALIN HITTING OBAMA ON SINKING US-JAPAN RELATIONS BIG HIT IN JAPAN MEDIA (My Translation from Tokyo)
Posted on 02/07/2010 3:30:26 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo
Sarah Palin's knock 'em out of the ballpark Nashville Address last night is already causing major tidal waves on thie other side of the Pacific Ocean.
In her Tea Party address, Gov. Palin took the Obama Administration to serious task over plummeting US-Japan relations. She specifically mentioned that Japan is the KEY AMERICAN ALLY IN THE PACIFIC and clearly crossed swords with Barack Obama over his treatment of this critical bilateral tie.
Anyone who knows the Japanese media will know that when Japan is specifically talked about by name and particularly by a major US leader, ears perk up and the presses run. Below is my rough translation of went out throughout Japan to all media outlets via the Japanese version of AP Wire, "Jiji Press". Media is already starting to pick it up. YAHOO!Japan is playing it as a top news story, tagged "New!", same headline and Jiji disptach. CNN Japan running story, too, but they cannot get their facts straight. They refer to the Tea Party as a "Conservative GOP Organization"(sic). At any rate, I suspect the story will play in hard copy major national circulation dailies tomorrow our time (Monday) her in Tokyo.
JIJI PRESS, Washington, D.C. reporter
"Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska who was the 2008 nominee by the Republican Party for Vice President, delivered a speech yesterday in Nashville at the national convention of the conservative alliance "Tea Party". "
She criticized Obama on his foreign policy. And regarding Japan-US relations she said, "(they) are our most critical ally in Asia and yet now US-Japan Relations are suffering an unprecedented low." She also stated regarding the US President's foreign policy that "Obama has only been president for one year, and already he has an outstretched hand to our enemies like Iran and North Korea". It is an item of interest as to whether or not she will be a candidate for President in the next election, but she stated "the Tea Party movement should not be centered around one sole individual, but should be a grassroots, expanding movement".
(End my FreePranslation)
It's going global now.
Can you "pingu" *the list*??
Thanks for the update.
Excellent. She chose her themes well. I am glad to see this being picked up.
Morning....Looks like Sarah is seeing whats’s going on in the world from her front porch, unlike our present with his head in the sand.
Other countries must be covering this, too, today.
She had quite a foreign policy component to her talk last night.
This to me was a very pivotal speech, coming after nearly a year of adoration of Obama in Japan with little reporting of anything critical of him of substance--although even that is changing somewhat. Although the Tea Parties and Townhall meetings themselves were reported in the Japanese media to some extent, and some of the high-brow elite Japanese outlets, usually conservative subscription magazines, has already taken BHO appart due to his perceived weakness in international affairs, this was a much more visible speech in Japan and if they play it hard, it is going to both raise her profile CONSIDERABLY, and also sucker-punch The Dear Leader in the solarplexus politically-speaking in my estimate. I do know that many Japanese in Japan in the know are truly shocked and disappointed about Obama after nearly a year of this nonsense.
Many average Japanese will most likely open their Japanese newspapers tomorrow, probably with a photo of her giving the address, perhaps saying to themselves, "whoaaaaa, what's thiiiiissss??"
I sense the hand of former Ambassador John Bolton in that speech. Which, if true, is a GOOD thing.
But, but, but... Bob Shrum said Governor Palin was mean and hate-filled!
Whatever she decides to do politically, Governor Palin has my admiration.
Whoever she has advising her (assuming she has PR advisers) deserves a raise!
The NY Times reported yesterday that Randy Scheunemann has contributed to her foreign affairs speeches and also contributes to a daily briefing put together by Kim Daniels, who covers domestic policy for her.
Thanks for the view from Japan, AIT—we can always count on you.
Thank you so much for the article AND the ‘FreePranslation’ ;)
The Hand of the GOD of Israel is on Sarah Palin, and all the dirty tricks, schemes , will not stop the hand of GOD...
Bolton verges on a national treasure. I don’t think I have ever heard anyone more competent on international issues.
I agree re: John Bolton - see my tagline!
Okay, that made me laugh out loud.
“Many average Japanese will most likely open their Japanese newspapers tomorrow, probably with a photo of her giving the address, perhaps saying to themselves, “whoaaaaa, what’s thiiiiissss??” ....
thanx—that is a great visual—almost lost my coffee; found it really funny for some reason...I think you caught the ‘accent’ just right ;^)
Great post BTW.
I was wondering while watching her speech will BO/BS feel compelled to give some sort of rebuttal TOTUS speech or let it slide? If the former then he is setting the precedent of either responding to a private citizen’s personal opinion or acknowledging she is and will continue be a threat to his reelection in 2012. In either scenario BO/BS would be giving her more credibility and attention by responding directly to her.
as long as it was not milk-through-the-nostrils, I guess we’re OK homegroan! ;-)
He will send out his vampires to attack on his behalf. He cannot sit still and silent through it on the one hand, but he cannot take her on directly as that opens a whole new dynamic I am sure Axelrod and Pflouie (spelling?) are advising him against. So they will send out messengers to do hatchet jobs on her, maybe an IRS audit or two, that kinda Washington Betway contemptous, retaliatory crap.
LOL! Caffeine thru the nose is kind of pleasant!
Apparently, all that bowing and scraping hasn’t bought him any credibility.
What do you think of the idea of Sarah Palin visiting Japan?
Lets assume her and her family intend to visit Tokyo Disneyland, and during the stay may make a public speech concerning future relations with the US and Japan and global security, trade, yada yada yada?
“Apparently, all that bowing and scraping hasnt bought him any credibility.”
The Japanese don’t respect personal weakness anymore than we do.
She criticized Obama for only spending 9 minutes on Foreign Policy. How long did Palin talk about Foreign Policy?
Yes, several of us were floating the idea. And furthermore we were thinking of venues for her to attend, places to make speeches and some general PR reachout such as to a Japanese place for kids with special needs. That kind of thing. But we needed a senior person from Governor’s inner circle in charge of scheduling to Freepmail one of us to get it rolling. There would be a lot of work in this regard, but it would be an excellent suggestion of a key place to go and make a Pacific Relations speech.
I can honestly say it would be a tear jerker PR event to have a Special Needs Day at TDL with an Honorary Foreign Ambassador such as Sarah Palin, or would that be over the edge?
Thanks for this. I always look forward to your insights and translations as to what is being thought over there.
“In either scenario BO/BS would be giving her more credibility and attention by responding directly to her.”
He will respond. It’s in his character and psyche to do so. He responds to private citizens, news organizations, single comments by people on the street.
He cannot abide any criticism.
Thanks so much for your contributions to Freeper...much appreciated and right on target!
Its been said though not proven that Obama has been on FR many many times, I do think he reads or gets a rundown on whats said here.
I say this because of patterns in what the forum buzz is and then shortly afterwards what slips out of his mouth.
The MSM has been yammering about her speech since yesterday.
They are afraid of her and the Tea Party movement, that’s for sure.
You betcha :)
Sarah Palin would be an absolute natural with the Japanese People. They would fall in love with her. They would identify with her much more closely than with Obama. And she would empower Japanese women to the 10th degree factor to hang in there, break through the glass ceiling and do anything their minds were made up to do; after a few days stay she would leave with rock star status out of Japan with lots of friends, like I said, women would particularly be intrigued to see her and would take great inspiration from her in Tokyo. I can guarantee it. These are two just made for each other. Sarah Palin and Japan. Even if just for two days.
Jim, hope you zot him extra hard.
“...Obama has been on FR many many times...”
That’s a bit scary. I’ve always thought Emmanuel and Axelrod were running the administration. A working, governing president wouldn’t have the time or inclination to surf FR or any other site.
I know GWB didn’t.
Nice. Interesting getting the foreign take on the speech, thank you for posting.
We smacked them down good on that because their PR forces in D.C. and on the road in Asia during that trip had little to no Japan experience and were winging it saying that Obama's faux pas was not a faux pas. They were proven wrong by the experts and humiliated by FR...then lots of US agencies picked up our work and it went from there. It is interesting that this Gibbs character cryptically said down in Singapore on the next Asian stop "the President cant spend his time all day reading rightwing blogs and worrying about whether his bow was appropriate or not."
When I saw that I knew IMMEDIATELY that Obongo had probably logged on to FR to see what was up or had aides working it to give him reports. No doubt in my mind. Sidebar shout out to Obama. Hey jugears, how goes it!!?
Not very Presidential if he has to spend time reading blogs of those that disagree with his ineptness. Really kind of sad that so many millions had such lofty high hopes that he would be their spiritual water bearer.
I also agree that Sarah Palin can be a great inspiration to the women of Japan that were for many centuries not given the advantages of the male oriented Bushido (is that correct?) society.
Oh don’t worry. The NYT will dig and dig and find out who is putting together words for Sarah’s mouth, She could never come up with real policy on her own. They never look into who writes Bambi’s teleprompter feed. He scribbles it all out long hand on his yellow legal pads. Genius, pure gensius
sinking fast now. gotta hit the sack...tomorrow is a busy Monday ;-)
I’ve wondered if obozo comes on here since he sometimes seems to answer our charges on Monday, if you know what I mean?
Pray for AMerica and Gov Palin
Thanks for posting.
How is the 0bama admin’s handling of Toyota playing out in Japan?
Transportation Secretary, Ray LaHood, brags about how they went to Toyotas headquarters in Japan to wake them up? Even after Lahood smears Toyota as safety deaf and threatens that theyre not done with Toyota?
I kinda thought it was monday already there, its just 5am here in Alaska.
I was hoping Sarah Palin would say, “Look, obaMA, no teleprompter!” First thing I noticed when she stepped up to speak.
You have no idea the ruckus over at the DUmp they are having claiming Sarah wrote answers on her hands.
Handgate here we come?
“How long did Palin talk about Foreign Policy?”
We will find out during her first State of the Union speech after 2012.