Thursday, November 11, 2010

Kathleen McKinley: Blogging 'Sarah Palin’s Alaska!'

Kathleen McKinley, who will be blogging "Sarah Palin's Alaska" (along with a liberal counterpart) for the Houston Chronicle, says that while she's a big fan of the governor, she doesn't put anyone on a pedestal:
The last thing I would want for conservatives is for us to get all star struck over someone like the left did with Obama. Sarah and Obama are people just like us. They aren't superheros. We can admire them for their virtues, but let us never forget that they have their vices as well. Just as we all do.

On the other hand, people are welcome not to like Sarah and to disagree with her. But maybe we could elevate the discourse and not resort to 3rd grade name calling as this WaPo reviewer does:
"Who is this woman, this fruit bat in fleece and Gore-Tex.."
Good grief. Why doesn't he just write, "I hate Sarah Palin," and be done with it? Sometimes I am amused at the amount of hatred that Sarah generates among the left, because she is laughing all the way to the bank, but most times I am just sad that we have come to a point in society where calling someone a "fruit bat" is considered a "review" by the Washington Post.

The Chron's blogging of "Sarah Palin's Alaska" can be followed at its Tubular web page.

- JP

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