Palin: 3am Call 'Went Right to Answering Machine'
She's 'not real enthused' by Obama's handling of Egypt
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 6, 2011 5:52 AM CST
Former Republican vice Presidential candidate and Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin speaks at the Reagan Ranch Center in Santa Barbara, Friday Feb. 4, 2011.    (AP Photo/Spencer Weiner)

(Newser) – Just after pronouncing America "on the road to ruin," Sarah Palin weighed in on the White House's handling of the chaos in Egypt and neighboring countries in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network. "I'm not real enthused about what it is that that’s being done on a national level and from DC in regards to understanding all the situation there in Egypt. ... We need to know what it is that America stands for, so we know who it is that America will stand with," said Palin. "And we do not have that information yet."

Palin also referenced the infamous 3am phone call, first used by Hillary Clinton during the Democratic primaries to criticize Obama's foreign policy experience, saying "it seems that that call went right to the answering machine." Palin also talked about the general situation in the Middle East. "And, in these areas that are so volatile right now, because obviously it’s not just Egypt but the other countries too where we are seeing uprisings, we know that now more than ever, we need strength and sound mind there in the White House."