In an interview on the Today show Monday morning, former Alaska governor Sarah Palin denied blaming Obama for her son Track's post traumatic stress disorder, proving that her memory is about as bad as her political prowess.
Seeming annoyed during the interview when she was asked about the statements she made after her son was arrested on domestic-violence charges, Palin said, "I never blamed President Obama. What did I say that is offensive? I don't regret any comment that I made because I didn't lay PTSD at the foot of the president."
To refresh your (and her) memory, here is exactly what Palin said that day at the Donald Trump rally in Oklahoma: “It starts from the top … the question, though, that comes from our own president where they have to look at him and wonder, ‘Do you know what we go through? Do you know what we’re trying to do to secure America and to secure the freedoms that have been bequeathed us?’” She went on: “It makes me realize more than ever, it is now or never for the sake of America’s finest that we’ll have that commander-in-chief who will respect them and honor them." Hmmm. Not to be all "Gotcha!" but it sounds a lot like she's blaming President Obama for her son's PTSD.
After the topic was broached on the Today show, Palin accused hosts Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie of breaking a promise by bringing it up. The former Alaska governor said they'd invited her on the show to talk about politics and not about her kids. Lauer disagreed that the comments she made (in which she definitely connected President Obama to her son's PTSD) were off-limits, however, saying "there were no specific promises made about the content of the interview."
While Palin maintains that she didn't blame the president for her son's issues, she did say that she thinks that Obama could do a lot more to prove that he respects troops. Specifically, "this level of disrespect for the United States military that is made manifest in getting budgets. In not trying to beef it up and let our military do the job that they are trying to do." Ohhh, okay. So, if the military just had more money, soldiers would not come home with PTSD, because, wait. No, that still doesn't make any sense. Oh, Sarah. You go on with your zany self.