September 15, 2008

Sarah Palin is awesome

The fact that John McCain announced his pick of Sarah Palin for VP on the Friday before Labor Day weekend meant that I missed most of the commentary surrounding the pick that happened that weekend. Like this post by Mark Steyn. An excerpt:

Third, real people don't define "experience" as appearing on unwatched Sunday-morning talk shows every week for 35 years and having been around long enough to have got both the War on Terror and the Cold War wrong. (On the first point, at the Gun Owners of New Hampshire dinner in the 2000 campaign, I remember Orrin Hatch telling me sadly that he was stunned to discover how few Granite State voters knew who he was.) Sarah Palin and Barack Obama are more or less the same age, but Governor Palin has run a state and a town and a commercial fishing operation, whereas (to reprise a famous line on the Rev Jackson) Senator Obama ain't run nothin' but his mouth. She's done the stuff he's merely a poseur about. Post-partisan? She took on her own party's corrupt political culture directly while Obama was sucking up to Wright and Ayers and being just another get-along Chicago machine pol (see his campaign's thuggish attempt to throttle Stanley Kurtz and Milt Rosenberg on WGN the other night).

Fourth, Governor Palin has what the British Labour Party politician Denis Healy likes to call a "hinterland" - a life beyond politics. Whenever Senator Obama attempts anything non-political (such as bowling), he comes over like a visiting dignitary to a foreign country getting shanghaied into some impenetrable local folk ritual. Sarah Palin isn't just on the right side of the issues intellectually. She won't need the usual stage-managed "hunting" trip to reassure gun owners: she's lived the Second Amendment all her life. Likewise, on abortion, we're often told it's easy to be against it in principle but what if you were a woman facing a difficult birth or a handicapped child? Been there, done that.

Love. Her. If the Cowboys weren't on tonight (and therefore I have to wear something Cowboys related), today would be the day the Upper West Side would see my shirt. Tomorrow!

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Let's talk about bigotry and hate. No, let's talk about how everyone ELSE is an idiot and My people are so far advanced than yours. Let's do something together for a change!

Posted by: Ric at September 15, 2008 01:25 PM

"...My people are so far advanced than yours..."

Yeah, but your people have such bad-breath, Ric. Ferchris'sakes, what are you people eating over there?!?

Posted by: Snoop-Diggity-DANG-Dawg at September 15, 2008 01:32 PM

She is the new Messiah. Now Obama is just another politician.

Posted by: Jake at September 15, 2008 02:17 PM

except she doesn't seem to know anything

Posted by: will at October 2, 2008 05:23 PM

Sarah is solid. i personally think that her and John will change history in Washington. shes so cool

Posted by: Joseph at October 2, 2008 09:37 PM

palin is cool she is for almost every thing i want in this country

Posted by: bobby at October 4, 2008 07:01 PM
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