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In January I began to read about the Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin. Over the next several weeks I told my wife that Ms. Palin would make a very good VP candidate.
As I explained her rise in politics, her high approval ratings; and her living what she said she held dear, my wife agreed, but said she will never get nominated. We were wrong. Thankfully.
This an accomplished person, who happens to be a woman. That frightens the left to death. If you look at the leaders of the radical left they share several characteristics.
One: they are all hugely wealthy and from money either from politics (Clintons), married (Kerry) or inherited (Kerry, Kennedy), and so they want for nothing.
Two: They get a free pass from the print and TV media. Mr. Obama is a shining example of this. The media made him. They liked this handsome, intelligent young man. More important, they trashed Ms. Clinton for him. The media believed she couldn’t win.
Three: They maintain the status quo and complain and whine about it. This spans the entire liberal spectrum from feminists to politicians and their supporters. They spent Gustav’s recent rampage through the Gulf States by complaining about Katrina and how relief was handled. (The difference: Republicans collected a million and a half dollars at their convention for the Red Cross — that’s about what the dems spent on booze and balloons.)p>Sarah Palin DOES things. She doesn’t whine. She lives her beliefs. She is not rich. She believes in our Constitution. She owns guns. Does she scare the very devil out of the radicals? You bet she does. And they will pull out all the moral stops to assassinate her character. It has already begun. br> — Jay Molyneaux br> Denver, North Carolina /p>
Governor Palin’s unmarried teenaged daughter’s pregnancy evokes Barack Obama’s pronouncement this past March, “But if they [Obama’s daughters] make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.”
It’s safe to say that the unborn child in question here is well served by being a Palin, which, God willing, ensures his or her soon seeing the light of day. As an Obama, on the other hand, he or she would apparently be reduced to the status of “punishment,” and then exterminated.p>More sharply contrasting worldviews one can hardly imagine.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online