Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Commentaries on the Liberation of Sarah - Pt. 7

This is the seventh in a series in which TX4P recommends some of the best writing which chronicles the liberation of Sarah Palin from the ball and chain of the Alaska governors office to her new role as a leading American conservative coalition builder.

Adrienne is a young woman who is a committed Sarah Palin supporter and and a born again Christian. She also just happens to be black. Adrienne recently posted about the frustration she feels when she encounters people who falsely assume that Gov. Palin "doesn't like black people" on her blog Motivation Truth in "Sarah Palin and I Working Together":
Look, I've spent a considerable amount of time in Sarah's hometown, spent time with her family and friends. I've walked the streets of the place that has influenced her, where she grew up and currently resides. I worshipped at the church where she gave her life to God and worshipped for years. I digested the culture of Wasilla. I've met the governor myself before. I've talked to her. She's shaken my hand. She's hugged me. I've talked to her husband and two of her kids. I know what I'm talking about here. Now, I didn't have to do any of these things to know that Sarah Palin is sincere, kind, and respectful--to all. I already knew in my spirit that she was the real deal--a woman of character, a woman of God. I had no doubts along these lines, but when you actually look someone in the eyes, you get a better sense of who they are. When you spend time where they spend time and see the people there--how they treat you, how they smile, how they reach out--it brings it home even more. I know Sarah is who she says she is. I know she sees people as people. I know she doesn't have people divided into groups and segments of society. I support her because what she stands for is right for all America..."
Minnesotan David Karki studied political science at St. Olaf's college, has campaign experience and now writes about politics for the North Star Writers Group. In an earlier column, he turned a famous Lincoln quote about Grant into what has become an anthem for many Sarah Palin supporters: "We can't spare this woman. she fights." Karki comments on Palin's critics in "Who’s Scared of Sarah Palin . . . And Why":
Think about it – if she were half the joke of a candidate that both Democrats and liberal establishment Republicans apocalyptically claim she'd be, both should eagerly welcome Palin running against President Obama in 2012.

Democrats would theoretically have an easy win given a weak challenger and the fact that first-term incumbents generally win re-election barring a disaster. Vichy Republican bigwigs wouldn't have to sacrifice a preferred liberal candidate – such as Mitt Romney – against an unbeatable incumbent, and could save their Just-Like-the-Democrat-Only-A-Tiny-Bit-Less guy for 2016. With the loss, both would be rid of her once and for all.

But this isn't what's happening. Instead, both entities are freaking out over Palin, in a classic case of “methinks thou doth protest too much.” (To use the oft-misquoted Shakespeare line from Hamlet.) And, just as in Hamlet, the very fervency of the dismay inherently undermines its own credibility while revealing more about the critic than the performer.

In Palin's case, it's that entrenched interests on both sides of the aisle are scared to death of her. And even though the attacks on her might actually generate sympathy and draw attention to her, they can't take the risk of just letting her run, watching her lose and being rid of her – because she might well win.
Victor Davis Hanson is a classicist, historian and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is an author and was a full-time farmer before he became an academic, as we learn in "Why the Elitist Hatred Toward Palin?" published at RealClearPolitics.com:
I saw more stupid people in graduate school and three decades in academia than I ever did who ran 100 acres without going broke-and more of the latter whom I'd trust not to bankrupt the country and let down our defenses than of the former.

While we rightly argue that the Sarahs of the world, if they are to be taken seriously as leaders, must read and study more, why do we not also suggest that the Baracks of the world could do a little more chain-sawing, run a coffee shop for a summer, or drive a Winnebago cross-country? (Who knows, he might meet a fellow woodcutter who knew there were 50 states or that it was dumb to make fun of the Special Olympics.)

After all, a lot of geniuses are now calling for a "second stimulus" to borrow another trillion or so still, but I don't think they come from Wasilla.

So I am afraid right now, but not of Sarah Palin.
Former newspaperman Stuart H. Schwartz, Ph.D., is on the faculty at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. We've referred to his American Thinker post "Peggy Noonan: Sarah Palin Jealous" before, extracting a Quote of the Day from it and also in an update to "The Pwning of Peggy Noonan." Here are some more excerpts:
You're Peggy Noonan and you're jealous. So you loosed a multi-column primal scream: Palin is an idiot who is "out of her depth in a shallow pool", a woman who has no sense of personal limits because she is not even smart enough to realize she is "a ponder-free zone." Whoa-good one! The rhetorical equivalent of the chickenwing camel clutch, where you come up behind and twist her arm behind her back, and then force her face to the mat. Or, in her case, to the snow. That's what they have in Alaska, don't they? You don't know, of course-Martha's Vineyard is about as far north as you venture, and then only to observe humanity-you know, the common folks-from "a little pier" before strolling over for dinner with two of the more brilliant stars in your friends firmament, television personalities Diane Sawyer and Katie Couric.

You're Peggy Noonan and you're jealous. You pal around with Sawyer and Couric, Jane Fonda, Marlo Thomas, Lily Tomlin -- the world is your aging oyster -- and The New York Times (which is sort of iffy on your writing) admires you for the company you keep. The Manhattan and beltway salon denizens love you. Brian Williams even said he'd nominate you for a Pulitzer, calling your writing "sparkling." Yes, THE Brian Williams, He Who Anchors NBC News, who had an audience with President Obama, to whom he bowed when leaving.
Bill Adams is a retired computer industry executive and an historian. From "Bon Voyage: Sarah's Departure Viewed From Alaska" -- also published on American Thinker -- we gain the perspective of the governor's neighbors on how low her enemies stooped to attack her and her family:
It was the assault on the children that was breaking my heart. As a father, I wondered how Sarah would explain to her fourteen year old daughter why she was the brunt of a joke on national television about her most intimate person. I pondered how she would council another daughter whose dual mistakes of getting pregnant out of wedlock and being a Christian were transmogrified into nationally-ridiculed hypocrisy.

Those involving Trig, Sarah's Down syndrome baby, were astonishing. How does one explain the hateful and evil mentality underlying these attacks on him -- and on her for daring to bear him? How does Sarah explain to her children the nature of people who rail through the media that the child they clearly love should never have been allowed to be born? Sarah's decision not to abort that baby, my friends, is what I believe to be the basis of most of the Democrat hatred of her.

Watch The View on TV or read anything from the Washington Post to the Huffington Post. You will see the media bubbling over with hatred of the woman who would dare not to kill her afflicted baby and then dare further to flaunt him in public as a blessing. Recently the Huff-Po proposed that Sarah run in 2012 on a "More Retardation platform." Good Lord.

Sure they label her as ‘trailer trash' and make fun of her manner of speech, but that's an old tactic for the Liberal Elite. It worked well on all of Clinton's bimbos and it worked on Bush because he had a country accent. But it is that she's an evangelical Christian and didn't abort Trig that makes these Elites crazy.

The absence of shame in the promulgation of such base evil is stunning.
Other posts in this series:

Commentaries on the Liberation of Sarah - Pt. 1
Commentaries on the Liberation of Sarah - Pt. 2
Commentaries on the Liberation of Sarah - Pt. 3
Commentaries on the Liberation of Sarah - Pt. 4
Commentaries on the Liberation of Sarah - Pt. 5
Commentaries on the Liberation of Sarah - Pt. 6

- JP

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