Palin Posts Advice to GOP Freshmen on Facebook
First order of business: Defund health care reform
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 13, 2010 12:04 PM CST
Sarah Palin speaks to the crowd during the kickoff of the nationwide Tea Party Express bus tour in Reno, Nev., Monday, Oct. 18, 2010.   (AP Photo/Scott Sady)

(Newser) – Sarah Palin is out with an open letter of advice to Republican freshmen on Facebook. "The task before you is daunting because so much damage has been done in the last two years, but I believe you have the chance to achieve great things," she writes. A sampling:

  • End Obamacare: It's "a job-killer, a regulatory nightmare, and an enormous unfunded mandate. The American people don’t want it and we can’t afford it."

  • Foreign policy: "You must push President Obama to finish the job right in Iraq and get the job done in Afghanistan, otherwise we who are war-weary will forever question why America’s finest are sent overseas to make the ultimate sacrifice with no clear commitment to victory from those who send them."
  • Liberal praise: "When the Left in the media pat you on the back, quickly reassess where you are and readjust, for the liberals' praise is a warning bell you must heed. Trust me on that."
  • Bipartisanship: "Extend a hand to President Obama and Democrats in Congress. After this election, they may finally be prepared to work with Republicans on some of these issues for the good of the country. And if not, we will all be looking forward to 2012."