In Which Noam Chomsky Says Sarah Palin “Was Right”
2:45 pm, May 16th | by Laura Donovan
It’s unusual for left-leaning activists to jump to former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin’s defense, but Noam Chomsky did just that by saying the Alaskan was dead-on with her criticism of Barack Obama’s “hopey changey” campaign.
“I don’t usually admire Sarah Palin,” Chomsky said during a video interview with Democracy Now. “But when she was making fun of this ‘hopey changey stuff,’ she was right, there was nothing there.”
I definitely didn’t expect that out of Green Party presidential candidate backer Chomsky, especially since it’s rare to see non-right wing political figures speak favorably of Palin in the media, but these two have a point that the message came across as empty and florid. There’s a reason Obama didn’t deploy it again for presidential election round two, and good riddance.