TCTI: Too Crazy To Ignore
Dave Ross
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If the president was looking to guilt the Tea Party Republicans into compromising between now and January, well, Sarah Palin has different plans. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

The enemy within

Before we put our national crisis back into the national crisis freezer - to keep it fresh for next January - it's worth looking at what we've learned.

What we've learned is that there is an economic enemy within the walls - an enemy bent on sabotage - which is pretty much what the president said in that speech Thursday.

"Probably nothing has done more damage to America's credibility in the world than the spectacle we've seen these past several weeks," said Obama.

But if he was looking to guilt the Tea Party Republicans into compromising between now and January, well, this woman has different plans.

"The enemy of America's economic freedom is this fundamental transformation of America."

That's Sarah Palin on Fox - saying the enemy isn't in the Congress, the enemy is in the White House.

"The enemy of the enemy is my friend, is any common-sense conservative's friend," said Palin.

Which means - she's prepared to support Tea Party challengers to go up against any Republican who voted with the president on Wednesday night.

"Heck yeah, they've got to primaried otherwise we're going down," said Palin.

So she will be scouting for talent.

"I've been saying for years, competitive primaries make for a better political system. It makes people work harder and express more articulately what their record is and what their intentions for our country is," said Palin.

Sounds pretty clear to me. We are destined to meet on this same spot again. And in the spirit of modern American politics, may the best enemy win.

Dave Ross, KIRO Radio Morning News Anchor
Dave Ross hosts the Morning News on KIRO Radio weekdays from 5-9 a.m. Dave has won the national Edward R. Murrow Award for writing five times since he started at KIRO Radio in 1978.
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