Ted Nugent: Sarah Palin is exactly what the Founding Fathers had in mind for American greatness
Conservative rocker Ted Nugent gushed over former GOP vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin in a radio interview, calling her his “hero,” Right Wing Watch reported.
“Sarah Palin is the perfect example of what our founding fathers envisioned for an experiment in self-government,” Nugent told host Lars Larson. “Mother housewife Wiseau Alaska, taking care of business.”
Nugent suggested that President Barack Obama was elected because voters wanted to see a Black president instead of what he considered the best president. He also painted Palin’s resignation from the governorship of Alaska in 2009 as an act of sacrifice in the face of what he called “frivolous lawsuits.”
“She did the most courageous thing in the world, and she handed her governor duties to the lieutenant governor while she was taking on this hate onslaught of the left,” Nugent told Larson. “So that Alaska would be properly served by someone who could pay attention to the responsibilities of the office of government while she was fighting off the leftist mongrels.”
Larson did not challenge Nugent on his use of the term “mongrels,” which the former Damn Yankees guitarist also threw at Obama last year before apologizing after widespread criticism.
Palin and her husband reportedly incurred $500,000 in legal fees after her administration was accused of pressuring Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan to fire State Trooper Mike Wooten, her former brother-in-law. Monegan himself was fired for allegedly not being a “team player on budgeting issues.” A subsequent investigation cleared Palin of any wrongdoing.
Nugent then talked up their television collaborations and plugged her reality show.
“She’s a reminder that the heart and soul of working hard, playing hard, being the best that you can be in America is alive and well,” he told Larson.
Listen to Nugent’s remarks, as posted by Right Wing Watch on Friday, below.