Sarah Palin Slams Obama on Israel, Wants ‘Redneck Woman’ to Be Her Ringtone

May 22, 2011 7:05am

ABC News' Sheila Marikar reports: In a Fox News appearance Saturday night, Sarah Palin slammed President Barack Obama's Middle East speech and revealed that she’d like to change her cell phone ringtone to Gretchen Wilson’s “Redneck Woman.”

The former Alaska governor chastised President Obama for seeking a Middle East peace agreement at the expense of Israel’s territory. 

 “Anyone who studies history, studies the old testament, studies geography understands that Israel now is surrounded by enemies at all times,” Palin said on Jeanine Pirro’s “Justice With Judge Jeanine.” “It should be now that America takes a stand in defending our friends in Israel.”

"More than ever we should be standing strong with Israel and saying ‘No, you don't have to divide Jerusalem, you don't have to divide your capital city,’” she added.

Palin went on to say that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “does not need to be lectured by President Obama on the importance of peace. He understands it.” 

“I'm going to call him our temporary leader because my goal is to make sure that President Obama is not reelected in 2012 so that we don't have to continue to go down this path of this foreign policy that really makes no sense,” she said.

Palin also discussed the crop of conservative contenders, including businessman and Tea Party favorite Herman Cain, who announced his bid for the White House Saturday.

“I like Herman Cain, even hearing his name,” she said. “I get kind of excited thinking about what it is he has to offer in the discourse and the debate.”

Though he’s never held an elected office, Palin cited Cain’s experience as the head of the Godfather's Pizza franchise as qualification enough to lead the country: “He knows how to make a payroll … He knows how to make a really good pizza.”

As for getting into the 2012 race herself, Palin kept up her drum beat from past weeks, saying she’s weighing what it will do to her family and “I don’t want them to be miserable through it.”

Piro closed the interview by playing candidate Newt Gingrich’s recently-revealed cell phone ringtone (Abba’s “Dancing Queen”) and asking Palin what her ringtone is.

“You know, it’s just a really boring one,” Palin began before musing, “I think the mood that I am in today and the venue that I am in, I’d pick Gretchen Wilson’s ‘Redneck Woman’ and I’d be proud to have that as my ringtone.”

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