Friday, May 06, 2011

Palin Kicks Out Neocon Advisers

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has removed two influential neo-conservative advisers from her inner circle and replaced them with people who have a more pragmatic view towards American foreign policy.

The advisers, Orion Strategies’ Randy Scheunemann, the former executive director of the Committee for the Liberation of Iraq, and Michael Goldfarb, a former reporter and protege of Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, have been shaping Palin’s conconservative foreign policy stance since she ran as John McCain’s running mate in 2008, reports The two left her PAC on good terms, Palin aide Tim Crawford told the online paper.

Replacing Scheunemann and Goldfarb is Peter Schweizer, a writer and fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution who blogs regularly at Andrew Breitbart’s Big Peace. “Schweizer has articulated a more skeptical view of the use of American force and promotion of democracy abroad,” Politico noted.

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