Monday, September 08, 2008


Everything you wanted to know about Palin. (via instapundit)

Update: Washington Post editorial on Palin worth a read.

Also, this is a nice summary of the anti-Palin reaction I have detected among many of my liberal friends:
If Democrats believed what they say -- that Gov. Palin is such a poor choice that John McCain might as well fold his tent and go home -- they should be condescendingly patting the little lady on the head right now, saying, "Oh, how cute."

So how are we to explain the way the Democratic Party is now going after Sarah Palin and her perfectly lovely pregnant daughter, for all the world like the frenzied final holdouts on some Japanese-occupied Pacific atoll, shrieking "Banzai!" as they level their bayonets and charge the machine guns in their loincloths?

I've already lost count of the ways the ululating harridans have attacked this anti-corruption reformer. She can't be president because she lives too far from Washington. Because she bore a child with Down syndrome instead of aborting him. Because a woman with young children shouldn't put them through the strain of a campaign for high office. (Is the Democratic position now that only sterile old men should be president, or does that one apply only to women?)

Her husband wants Alaska's federal land turned over to the state (oh, the horror!) and had a DUI some decades back, before they were even married. (I don't believe the Democrats actually used the phrase "drunken Indian," any more than they specifically said a woman still of child-bearing age can't be president because she might be irritable during "that time of the month," though they sure went right up to the line. My, how thin is their veneer of political correctness?)

Why the desperation?

Because Vice President Sarah Palin would mean Americans could actually end up electing a woman president without tapping a manipulative, soulless, stay-married-just-to-stay-in-power socialist.
You know, the first day she was announced as VP I saw Paul Begala on TV swearing up and down that he was happy as a Democrat that she was selected because she was such an abysmal candidate but concerned as a patriotic American because she is so unqualified. As I have told others, it requires some rather partisan thinking to believe that Obama is qualified to be at the top of a ticket and Palin is somehow unqualified to be at the bottom of one.

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