So . . . Governor Sarah Palin. Don’t laugh or anything, but I like her. I like the idea of her. I like her politics, her speech, and her standing up to the powers that be. I’m one of those conservatives who was going to write in a candidate rather than vote for McCain. (Reagan 2008! Death is No Excuse!) Not anymore. McCain picked well.
About the “inexperienced’ argument: Hah! I’d put Palin’s experience governing against Obama’s any day of the week. What she lacks, and Obama has in abundance, is extensive publicity experience. She hasn’t written any books about herself. She hasn’t perfected the “coin pose.” (@ 5:30ish) She hasn’t given a speech in front of 200,000 adoring Germans. She did give a dang good speech without a teleprompter. I have faith she can pick up the rest. Except, please God, the coin pose. That’s just obnoxious.
Yes, I’m biased. I’m a pro-life, small government, big family having woman. I’ve liked her every since I first heard of her last spring. I had dreams of Palin/Jindal (or Jindal/Palin) 2012. (Still do, actually.) I’m probably predisposed to like her.
I’m not sure why so many on the left and in the media are predisposed to hate, belittle and dismiss her. Listen as NPR’s Linda Wertheimer called Palin “very, very young but also very, very pretty.” (It’s 56 minutes in on the link.) Apparently the difference between Obama’s 48 and Palin’s 44 is monumental. McCain’s too old, Palin’s too young. When the different disease lesions involve in the bladder region and who very often suffer from nerve damage that in cheap viagra turn results into erectile dysfunction. Active ingredients present in memory enhancement supplement act a protective shield for overnight generic viagra neurons in brain. However, men indulging cheap online levitra in sexual activity once a week should not gloat, as indulgence in sexual activity may decrease the risk of ED. The following have been well wide used traditionally to treat women viagra online joint pains: Amgesic: Arthritis-tablets and Capsules: Amgesic is an anti-arthritic herbal formula which not only gives a sure relief in rheumatic arthritis even also strengthens the bone tissues, the skeletal and the neuromuscular systems besides giving relief in rheumatic arthritis. They just can’t win.
Then there was the crazy pregnancy conspiracies (which I won’t link to–google it if your interested in filth), that were finally quelched by the real pregnancy story. The Palin’s 17 year old daughter is five months pregnant and planning to marry her boyfriend. OH NO, a teenager made bad decisions and is pregnant and O THE HYPOCRISY! (Because why, exactly, I’m not sure.) I do know that I now want to move to their hometown, except it’s in Alaska and that’s too dang cold. People knew about Bristol’s pregnancy and had the decency to treat it as the family matter that it is. As someone who has been a teenager and remembers too well all the stupidity that entails, my heart goes out to Bristol. As a pro-lifer, I applaud her decision for life and her family for supporting her through what will be a challenging time. But other than my prayers and best wishes, this is really none of my business.
But wait! There’s more! What in the world is this mother doing working? Bad mother! If they weren’t so damned earnest, it’d be funny. Wait, no. It is funny. Please, keep up this bad working mom meme. I’m sure it will turn out very well for you.
But ooh, ooh Troopergate! Really? We want to make a big deal out of the fact that the Governor’s security and staff were concerned that a man who threatened to shoot Gov. Palin’s father and did taser a 11 year old boy is a state trooper? Okay, have fun with that. Here’s a collection and analysis of documents that explains the events and the timeline. If this is all they’ve got for “scandal,” I’m not all that concerned.
I like Palin because I agree with her politics. I like that she beat the political odds and beat the party machine and she stood up against corruption. She’s a maverick, if you will. She’s pro-life in word and deed. And yeah, she’s real and relatable and photogenic and personable. If you think those things don’t matter in politics, you’re naive.
I think we’re in for a very interesting couple of months. I also think Sarah Palin is going to be the best campaigners we’ve yet seen this cycle–without an adoring media fan club to prop her up. This was the Democrats race to lose, which they seemed to be okay with. (Biden? Seriously?) Now I think McCain /Palin could win. And I’m okay with that.