Greta Van Susteren and Sarah Palin chatted about Barack Obama's speech tonight.
VAN SUSTEREN: Governor Palin, if there's one single word that sort of describes your view of the State of the Union speech, what is it and why?
PALIN: In a word "lecture". I think there was quite a bit of lecturing; not leading in that as opposed to Governor McDonnell's follow-up comments were quite inspiring, his connection with the people, he absolutely gets it. He understands government's appropriate role.
And it seemed like our President still has that fundamental disconnect between what the people are expecting with their government and what he wants to deliver.
VAN SUSTEREN: And Governor Palin, in terms of this speech, do you think that he managed to reach across the aisle even though you used the word "lecture", did he reach across the aisle? Do you think any Republicans were persuaded [to say] let's try to work together?
PALIN: Not necessarily, Greta, because the remembrance here has got to be that he and the Democrats -- they have been in charge of Washington this last year, so the common sense reforms that he is looking for the Republicans to join him on -- he could have implemented many of those common sense, as he calls them, reforms all along. Nothing has stopped him from doing that.
His mention of off-shore drilling, considering that; new energy plans, and other things that do make a lot of sense, and I do appreciate him mentioning those in the speech.
Those things that are, again, common sense he could have implemented, and I think that was a bit condescending as he spoke that being received by Republicans who were saying "Wait, we wanted to do that all along. Where you been?"