Sarah Palin Changes Foreign Policy Team, Hires Peter Schweizer

May 3, 2011 11:00am

ABC's John Berman reports:

Sarah Palin has a new foreign policy adviser.  Out is Randy Scheunemann, one of the few remaining links to her time on the McCain/Palin ticket, and in is Peter Schweizer, a fellow at the Hoover Institution.

Scheunemann was a key foreign policy adviser to the campaign of Senator John McCain, and a played a huge role advising Palin during her debate prep.  He stuck with her after the election.  But now, Tim Crawford, the Treasurer for SarahPac, tells ABC News, “Randy couldn't give us the time that the Governor required.”

Scheunemann is the President of the “Committee for the Liberation of Iraq,” and is seen as something of a NeoConservative, supportive of a far-reaching American foreign policy.  He worked for Palin along with Michael Goldfarb, a former writer at the Weekly Standard.

Incoming adviser Peter Schweizer is seen to view the United States with a more limited role in world affairs.

The shift in adviser might have been reflected in a foreign policy speech Palin delivered last night in Colorado.  She called on American foreign policy to have “clearly defined objectives.” In recent weeks she has been critical of U.S. policy in Libya for its “lack of clarity.”

In Colorado last night, Palin said, "We can't fight every war…We can't undo every injustice in the world.” Read more about her Colorado speech here.

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