Waiting for Sarah
After all Sarah Palin did last year to contribute to the GOP's historical 2010 win, and all that she has gone through to shine the light on true conservative values, I am amazed how some of those on the right still disparage her.
Jeff Kuhner of the Washington Times, and a fill-in host for Michael Savage, echoed leftist reporters like Susan Milligan of U.S. News and Bill Keller of the New York Times.
Mrs. Palin (should she run) may be able to win the GOP nomination. The presidency, however, is a bridge too far. The media will eviscerate her. Outside of her intense base, she is despised and distrusted. She personifies the cheap politics of celebrity.
Really, Jeff? "The media will eviscerate her?" Where have you been for the past 3 years? She is probably the most vetted politician in U.S. history. Palin has withstood accusations of murder, a barrage of bogus charges as Governor (after her 2008 election loss -- how scared are the Dems?), vicious attacks on her children, public death threats by various entertainers, a guerilla media obsessed with destroying her, and basement Obama zombies posting graphic pornographic messages about a mother of five on leftist sites. Is the governor's integrity still intact? You betcha.
Susan Milligan used the same line as Kuhner comparing Palin to Paris Hilton.
Palin is becoming the Paris Hilton of the Republican Party -- famous for being famous, pulling stunts to get attention, and then complaining about the attention she's getting.
But Bill Keller takes the prize. After reading this, Kuhner and his fellow right-wing wimps should shudder at the thought of standing beside the same liars and radicals they purport to despise.
Palin's disdain goes beyond the bitterness of a public figure who has been burned by the press. Plenty of others have endured the pain of mainstream-media excoriation but have remained civil and responsive. What these politicians have in common, though, is enough confidence in the strength of their ideas to imagine that they can make a case through the press, if not actually to the press. Perhaps one key to Palin's dislike of the news media is a streak of intellectual insecurity, or a trace of impostor syndrome. Her best defense against being found shallow is a strong offense.
Perhaps the "key" to Palin's attitude toward the press is that they are puppets doing Obama's bidding and she has the courage to call them on it, Mr. Keller. Unlike Obama, Palin's a bold, influential leader whose 'palinisms' are everywhere from 'death panels,' 'drill baby drill 'to 'fight like a girl.' She has been ahead of the curve constantly from the hellish health care law, to rising food prices and impending inflation. She has stayed on message with tweets and her Facebook updates. Sarah utilizes these types of communication so effectively she has driven the White House brats to near madness.
Who can doubt her fighting spirit as she fired up an April tea party crowd in Madison Wisconsin declaring:
The 2012 election begins here. We will fight for America and it starts here in Madison, Wisconsin. Mr. President, game on!"
Something is definitely haywire when a GOP strategist like Alex Castellanos speaking on Meet the Press acknowledges Palin's charisma and conservatism but doesn't want her "in the race."
I don't see a place for her. I think the real Sarah Palin is Michele Bachmann, and she's in.
Mr. Castellanos is practically terminal from PDS. The ex-governor from Alaska isn't 'real' enough to even exist on her own. Seriously? Along with the Jeff Kuhners and the George Wills, elitists like Castellanos are determined to kill off the Republican Party.
While they beat the bushes looking for acceptable RINOs to run against Palin, real conservatives can't wait for the 2008 Vice-Presidential candidate to announce that she's running. Contrary to Kuhner's contention, the Wasilla warrior is more than ready to cross the 14th Street Bridge, march up to Pennsylvania Avenue, turn left and walk right into the White House.
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