Palin drives wedge between Neo Cons and Paleo Cons
The old guard of the Republican right are worried that their old fashioned conservative (pro life, anti gun control etc.) will get converted into a new conservative with a new conservative agenda. As a staunch member of the former group, Pat Buchanan makes some interesting observations about her recent agenda.
In St. Paul, Palin was told to cancel a meeting with Phyllis Schlafly and pro-life conservatives. McCain's operatives said Palin had to rest for her Wednesday convention speech.
Yet, on Tuesday, Palin was behind closed doors with Joe Lieberman and officials of the Israeli lobby AIPAC. There, according to The Washington Post, Palin took and passed her oral exams.
Buchanan notes that:
Sarah Palin is no neocon. She did not come by her beliefs by studying Leo Strauss. She is a traditionalist whose values are those of family, faith, community and country, not some utopian ideology.
Wasilla, Alaska, is not a natural habitat of neoconservatives.
At one point it seemed impossible but perhaps those like Buchanan may find themselves in the Obama camp.