Palin: Obama Agenda Not “Sensible”

Alaska GOP Gov. Sarah Palin said Monday during an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity that President Barack Obama's agenda "defies any sensible economic policy any of us learned when we were in college."

Asked if she would call the president's policies 'socialism,' Palin responded: "If we keep going down these roads, yes that is where we are headed."

As Hannity began to rattle off a number of Palin's campaign criticisms of Obama, including Palin's focus on the president's "spread the wealth" comment, the governor interjected that the list was "kind of a ‘we told ya so.’"

"Well, is that how you feel?" Hannity asked.

"That's how I feel," the Republican governor responded. "Americans have to be paying attention."

"We have to have our voices heard. And ultimately it need to be our will, the American people's will imposed on Washington, instead of the other way around."

Palin admitted that her own efforts to reject some of the federal stimulus dollars allotted to Alaska were unsuccessful.

"Our lawmakers are exploring an override of the veto, which is cool," she said. "It's checks and balances."

When asked if she misses the vice presidential nominee's national spotlight, Palin said, "I love my time in Alaska. At the same time though, I crave, if not my voice, other voices out there being bold, being strong, letting Americans know that those that are concerned about the growth of government and about national security issues, they're not alone."

"There are others who are empathizing, and more than empathizing, are wanting to take action to make sure that economically and physically that our homeland is safe and secure," she said.

Asked if her recent travels to New York and Washington signal an intent to either seek reelection or run for president in 2012, Palin simply responded, "Heck no." 

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