Howard Berman vs. Sarah Palin
Sarah Palin reared her head in Hong Kong to give the the first foreign-policy speech of the Palin 2012 campaign, and Rep. Howard Berman (D-Calif.), the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, has this to say about it:
“In remarks before business leaders in Hong Kong, former Governor Palin urged China to ‘rise responsibly.’ As she continues on the lecture circuit, Ms. Palin would do well to take her own advice. Leaving aside the propriety of criticizing the president while on her first trip to Asia, the assertion that the United States is ignoring areas of disagreement with China is flat wrong. The Strategic and Economic Dialogue launched by the Obama Administration earlier this year has provided the right forum to discuss a wide range of issues involving common interests as well as significant policy differences between Washington and Beijing. And when I met with Chinese leaders in August, they were very open about aspects of trade, human rights and global security on which we still are seeking agreement, but were overwhelmingly positive about the current state of the U.S.-China relationship. I believe this is the direct result of the work that the Obama Administration has done to put this relationship on the right course.”
Run, Sarah, run!