Mr. Klein is a fine reporter, and his caution against treating Sarah Palin as an “instant celebrity” is well advised. Both Sarah and Obama fire up their audiences, it is true, so the instant celebrity comparison is valid so far as it goes. The difference is that Obama’s appeal is based on his teleprompter-reading skills, and (if we believe the pundits) his “charisma.” Obama’s resume is thin, and that’s being charitable. He has no record of accomplishment, simply because he has never accomplished anything. He is a hologram.
Sarah is Chief Executive of a large state, and she has really shaken things up, up there in wide-open Alaska, where the buffalo may not roam, but the moose and the caribou play — until they end up in Sarah’s gun-sights and dinner menu.p>Which, by the way, was also the fate of Alaska’s old-school self-serving politicians, regardless of political stripe. I like that. So do Alaskans. The lady’s approval ratings are so high they’re off the charts. Only a true leader could pull that off. She may have star quality, but she also has substance. br> —
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?