We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Sarah Palin is absolutely right that the establishment (GOP and Dem, my words not hers) doesn't like people who speak out, unafraid, and who are not going to "sit down and shut up." I like her alot, and whatever path she decides to pursue she will do it own her own terms and accept the results, as we have already seen. She is positive, charismatic, practical, comfortable in her own skin and tough as nails. I wish her all the best.
She's full of joy --and that makes people feel good. This is why the left so particulary hates her --it's hard to demoralize the populace into slavery when there's people like Palin about. She may be many things to many people, but she is sho nuff the perfect squelch to the doom and gloom wannabe prison planet wardens.
buddy ... You describe Sarah perfectly. And so does D. She is a wonderful combination of tough and tender, goal oriented and strong in what she believes in. I love her. And I think she is one of the few politicians who is strong enough to resist the pervasive corrupt atmosphere in Washington, since obviously she already has what she wants most ... a husband she adores, children she loves, and energy to try to make the world better.
Sorry, Kevin, but I find it difficult to take you seriously.
If McCain/Palin had won the last election, we would not now be trillions more deep in debt, badly run non-viable companies would have been allowed by the free market to fail, and we wouldn't have an ignorant Administration cuddling up to foreign tyrants who laugh at us and continually try to blow us up.
I am firmly imbedded within a Right philosophy, as I see the actions of the lefties as a constant pandering to the citizenry that refuses to take responsibility for being alive. However, I believe it is highly irresponsible and reckless if you wish for Palin to be in any position of public office that could impact our lives. The woman's conversation reflects an incurious mind and a naive and lower than average understanding of the world at large. According to the Peter Principle, she has already reached her level of incompetence, and after backing off and away from politics in Alaska, we should all breath a sigh of relief.
My concern about Sarah Palin is that she constantly speaks in run-on sentneces, never seeming to finish a thought, and often falls into cliches.
Even with that, I would much rather listen to her, than to hear Pres Obama speak without his teleprompter!
The very least you can state about former governor Palin is that at least she ran SOMETHING!
Even the lowliest freshman congressperson has a Cecil B DeMille staff, beaucoup hundred-thousand-dollars (and up) lawyers all snappily standing by to research and inform on any question under the sun. Brocolli could be president, insofar as data aquisition and assimiliation is concerned.
What a president must be is 'the' American, the trustworthy merican --honest, straight, and true --and trusting of the Constitution, the American people, and truly respectful of the lives of the little people, and kind and understanding, and hard as nails on a few simple principles and large ideas.
A citizen should be able to watch a president speak and come away refreshed and invigorated --and purposeful. There is no need for a citizen to be cowed and envious and flabbergasted at a president's giant inellect. No need whatsoever. Character is practically all --followed closely by cheer and optimism --and of course always, good judgement.
Anyone who prefers a brainy Obama, lying like ten thousand rugs, so full of acid and secrets and gloom and doom hiding behind ersatz contrived happy talk, over an honest-to-goodness patriot with all the right attitudes, such as Palin, on the grounds that the brainiac "is smarter" --is, i'm sorry, acting like the progressives want you to act --that is, like a fool.