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Palin: Obama Sent 3 A.M. Call on Egypt to Voicemail

“It’s a difficult situation,” Sarah Palin told the Christian Broadcasting Network’s David Brody in response to a question about how the Obama administration was handling the Egyptian political crisis. “This is that 3 A.M. White House phone call and it seems for many of us trying to get that information from our leader in the White House … that that call went right to the answering machine.”

“Nobody yet has explained to the American public what they know,” Palin remarked, “and surely they know more than the rest of us know who it is who will be taking the place of Mubarak and I’m not real enthused about what it is that that’s being done on a national level and from D.C. in regards to understanding all the situation there in Egypt.”

The former Alaskan governor also expressed concern that the lack of directness from the White House could impact the entire Middle East region. “Obviously it’s not just Egypt but the other countries too where we are seeing uprisings. We know that now more than ever [that] we need strength and sound mind there in the White House. We need to know what it is that America stands for so we know who it is that America will stand with.  And we do not have all that information yet.”

Katrina Trinko — Katrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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