September 1, 2008
Why Palin Is a Bee in Dems' BonnetsBy Kyle-Anne Shiver
If you've ever seen a lady with a bee in her bonnet, and all the crazy contortions she'll make to get the darned thing out before it stings her lovely head, you'll understand precisely why the Democrats are taking such crude swats at Governor Sarah Palin.
Palin may come in a perfectly lovely, innocent-looking package, a bit like a bumble bee resting in the shade on a clover blossom, but when she sees professional politicians getting fat and rich at the public trough, she is immediately transformed into one threatening, buzzing, stinging machine.
Pompous, polished, under-performing Democrat pols meet down-to-earth, mom-of-five, rifle-toting, corruption-shredding, tenacious Governor Sarah, the taxpayers' best friend.
She's a bee in their bonnets all right.
And their contortions and swats are coming fast and furious.
Before Senator Big-Head was able to take a break from preening and signing autographs, so that he could confer with his campaign committee, they claimed first swat at Palin with a wide-angled approach that took aim at half the towns in America.
From Obama's campaign, came this tacky swipe at Governor Palin:
Out darned bee! Out!
Of course, 30 minutes later, once all The One's black-berried folks realized how desperate and low-road-politics-as-usual this was, the tune changed. Obama's two-step rhetoric (stupid blunder + take-back) has become such a common shtick that it is now a yawner.
Obama seems so immersed in self-adulation that he doesn't even notice how we citizens view this habitual squirming out of initial responses as a dire threat in the realm of dealing with our enemies. I can just see him as Commander in Chief agreeing to some horrible concession with the Iranians, then reacting in shocked horror when they immediately take him at his word and launch an attack, while his Obamanoids run around in desperation trying to explain in Farsi that the President "misspoke," phrased it "inartfully," didn't really mean what he said, etc., etc., blah, blah, blah, as Israel or some other country (maybe ours!) goes up in flames. All the while our Commander in Chief is adjusting his tie, primping in the mirror and checking out a hastily-gathered focus group's reaction to the inferno.
Governor Sarah Palin is anathema to politicians whose lives revolve around image and celebrity status. She doesn't mince words. She instead makes mincemeat out of greedy, self-inflated politicians.
Out darned bee! Out!
I've already gotten two emails from Barbara Boxer swatting at Palin. The first came within an hour of the formal announcement in Ohio. The thrust of both is this:
This from a politician, whose Party has just nominated, in the most garish display of egomania, a man with no political experience other than running for office and voting yea or nay (or present) in a legislature from time to time, who cannot even seem to remember which committees he is on in the U.S. Senate.
A bee in one's bonnet can cause even the most poised person to wildly contort and utterly lose one's senses. Clearly this is what happened to Ms. Boxer.
Both Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton took a bit more time to reflect, and issued more constrained and polite swats at Palin, congratulating her first, before declaring her the wrong choice.
One can only wonder how Hillary Clinton is taking this behind closed doors. I'm not even going there.
But Nancy Pelosi has to be literally shaking in her Gucci pumps. Nancy Pelosi was the one who declared in 2006 that it would take a woman (her) to "clean house" on what she called the Republican Congress of "corruption," who once taking her imperious position as Speaker, proceeded to garner special protection for one of her financial investments on the new raise in the minimum wage. Now she shamelessly shills for taxpayer dollars for wind farms, while owning considerable stock interest in same.
Pelosi, certainly, must be aware of Governor Sarah Palin's no-nonsense approach to "cleaning house," as her record in Alaska so far has revealed. Nancy Pelosi, on the other hand, rumbles with Catholic Bishops over abortion doctrine while presiding over a Congress with the worst approval rating in history.
Sarah Palin gave birth last year to a cherished son with Downs Syndrome, the same kind of baby for which Nancy's candidate, Obama, refused protections.
Sarah Palin's stinger is a dire threat to imperious Nancy and Senator Infanticide.
Out darned bee! Out!
Sarah Palin may have only served two years as Governor of Alaska, but she has already put to shame the records of polished pols from coast to coast, besting their lazy, lackluster, tire-spinning, do-nothing antics, and had her fifth child at the same time.
By picking Palin, John McCain has demonstrated once again his own dedication to true government reform.
Obviously, Senator McCain reviewed Palin's record of accomplishments, not the number of days "present" that were marked on her report card.
Anyone can claim experience just by being a body in the room and on the payroll, but as Thomas Edison once remarked, "being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing."
Which brings us to the matter at hand in this election. Democrats are running on a platform of "change" that would take us hard-left towards complete socialism, with an array of new government programs and the huge tax increases to pay for them. They will be the ones doling our money out, and they'll do it under a President Obama, who springs from the most infamous patronage machine in American history: Daley's Chicago.
Same old greedy politics, wearing a shiny new face.
Republicans, on the other hand, are running on a reform platform. Reagan-type reform. Scale down the behemoth federal government. Cut the fat and pork. Throw out the scammers and the pols getting rich off taxpayer dollars.
Sarah Palin is the perfect bee for this task.
How do we know?
She has a proven record of executive "house-cleaning" accomplishments. In Alaska, Palin has delivered powerful sting after powerful sting. Not just at the opposing political party, but at her own.
Corrupt Republicans have had a stranglehold on Alaska government for years. Senator Stevens is just the tip of that iceberg. Sarah Palin wasn't afraid to go after all of them, resigning from her appointment to the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in protest over the lack of ethics there. Then she took on the Republican Governor Murkowski in the primary, defeated him and took the Governorship to higher ethical ground. One of Palin's first executive decisions was to sell the recently purchased state jet on E-Bay for $2.1 million, which she promptly returned to the Alaska treasury.
So, what's clearly at the bottom of all the Democrat angst over Governor Sarah Palin?
She's not their kind of ordinary, good-old-wink-and-nod party pol.
She'll be a bee in the bonnet of every pork-laden, greedy D.C. insider the same way she has been in Alaska. I sincerely doubt that there's a good ole boy or gal this side of hell who isn't squirming, swatting and contorting every which-way to take her out before her potent stinger lands in Washington next January.
McCain and Palin are two reformers on the move.
And I'd be willing to bet my own best bonnet that American taxpayers could not be happier or more anxious to see those stingers get to work on the Hill.
Kyle-Anne Shiver is an independent journalist and a frequent contributor to American Thinker. She welcomes your comments at kyleanneshiver.com.