Governor Rick Perry of Texas was caught issuing an nondescript threat against Federal Chairman Ben Bernanke, implicating his actions to stimulate the economy are “treasonous”. Perry stated, “If this guy prints more money between now and the election, I dunno what y’all would do to him in Iowa but we would treat him pretty ugly down in Texas.“ Former Governor Sarah Palin appeared in an interview with Lou Dobbs on Fox News and readily agreed with Perry.
PALIN: [Perry] called it like he saw it and I always respect people for doing so. What Governor Perry is voicing concern about is something I wrote about on Facebook pages about ten months ago, this quantitative easing or monetizing our debt, essentially printing money out of thin air, which will eventually devalue our dollar and, I think, lead to inflation, in order to make it look like our debt isn’t as bad as it really is, and Governor Perry was voicing great concerns that many of us share. He just used some more candid terms, I think, than some of us would have used.
DOBBS: Even you?
PALIN: Well, yeah, that’s a good point. Perhaps I would have used similar terms. But I do share his concern though.
Video from Think Progress here:
This is not the first time Palin has used violent rhetoric. We readily recall her call to “not retreat, reload!” and her map with Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords marked in cross-hairs.