Well, what do you know? Sarah Palin will be visiting Fort Hood in early December, and guess what? No media coverage is permitted for her visit with our finest and bravest men and women.
Now, why on earth would the American Pravda be excluded from her meeting with our soldiers? We all know Sarah can draw a huge crowd. Wouldn't such a visit, especially after her receiving constant press coverage due to the release of her new book, warrant news exposure?
But, no, the Army has forbade the press from Palin's visit because of fear that she will speak out against President Obama. Or so they say. Is it possible that those pulling the strings for the Obama Administration do not want the American public to witness the enormous welcome a patriot like Sarah Palin is likely to receive from military personnel. Is it her fault that our soldiers recognize a politician who cares deeply for them and is looking out for their best interests, especially when their commander-in-chief has nothing but disdain for them?
Read from Atlas Shrugs:
This is today's Army: NO PRESS ALLOWED FOR PALIN EVENT, SHUTTING DOWN CRITICISM OF THE GREAT "O"
"It's a conspiracy, for goodness sake. Imagine if they tried to pull this fascist garbage with Bush.
>Army fears anti-Obama politics at Palin event Yahoo.com hat tip Pamela
RALEIGH, N.C. – 'The U.S. Army plans to prevent media from covering Sarah Palin's appearance at Fort Bragg, fearing the event will turn into political grandstanding against President Barack Obama, officials said Thursday.
Fort Bragg spokesman Tom McCollum told The Associated Press that the military post's garrison commander and other Army officials had decided to keep media away from Palin's book signing, which will not include a speech. He said the Army did not want the Monday event to become a platform to express political opinions "directed against the commander in chief."
"The main reason is to stop this from turning into a political platform," he said. "There are Army regulations that basically prohibit military reservations from becoming political platforms by politicians."
He said only one politician can use that platform, "and that person does it as our commander in chief."
Palin, the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, has already agreed not to give a speech at Fort Bragg, McCollum said. Officials said Palin will only sign her books at the event and will not stop to pose for photographs or personalize the books.
But McCollum worried that Palin's supporters might use the media to express political opinions from the sprawling military installation that serves as a base for some 35,000 soldiers.
"This will stop someone from grandstanding," he said. Other members of the public would be permitted to attend the event.
Palin's spokeswoman didn't immediately return an e-mail message seeking comment and a spokeswoman for Palin's publisher, HarperCollins, did not immediately return a call.
McCollum said it's not clear if military officials consider Palin a politician but noted that she has been critical of Obama while promoting the book. She said in an interview with ABC News that Obama should provide more troops to Afghanistan.
"It frustrates me and frightens me — and many Americans — that President Obama is dithering around with the decision in Afghanistan," she said.
Palin doesn't appear to be using her book-signing events to explicitly promote her politics. She spoke briefly to supporters outside an event in Michigan on Wednesday, saying it was great to be there and not mentioning Obama.
At least one person in the crowd yelled: 'Palin power. 2012, yes.'"