Sticks and Stones

Obama Zings Palin on Nuclear Criticism

In all fairness, Sarah Palin started it. On Fox News Wednesday, Palin criticized President Obama over a new defense policy which states that the U.S. would not respond to chemical and biological attacks with nuclear weapons if the enemy nation abides by the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, saying "it's kinda like getting out there on a playground, a bunch of kids getting ready to fight, and one of the kids saying, 'Go ahead, punch me in the face and I'm not going to retaliate.'" But Obama did fight back—against Palin—during an interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC News. "I really have no response. Because last I checked, Sarah Palin's not much of an expert on nuclear issues," he said. "If the secretary of Defense and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff are comfortable with it, I'm probably going to take my advice from them and not from Sarah Palin." Oh, snap!