On this slow, hot Saturday, I was lazily going through all Sarah Palin's notes on Facebook, counting how many portrayed her as a victim, how many showed that she doesn't understand the 1st amendment, how the military get mixed into the spiel and generally comparing her style to that of her ghostwriters. I came across a little gem. It was not written by Sarah Palin, but as it's not signed and there's no clue about the source, and as it appears among her notes, she must either claim authorship or enthusiatically endorse it.
So, Republicans, you're looking for people who can serve as faces of a party on the upswing. What qualities would we want to see in such people?
- They've served in public office and have actually governed effectively. Rather than just talking about fiscal responsibility, they've made it happen under their watch.
- When possible, they've made sure the private sector would take the lead in crucial initiatives.
- They've taken on corrupt, entrenched interests to make government more responsive to the people it serves, even when those interests were fellow Republicans.
- They pull no punches in criticizing Democrats, but they do so with a positive outlook and a pleasant demeanor.
- They're not intimidated by the inevitable crap they will catch from the media, celebrities and whomever else.
- They have an enthusiastic following upon which to build.
- Finally, if you've got all of the above, it can't hurt if you also look fantastic.
Let me add to the fun by giving her Carrie Prejean and her acceptance of Letterman's apology notes another airing. They have everything: victimhood, 1st amendment and the military.
The liberal onslaught of malicious attacks against Carrie Prejean for expressing her opinion is despicable.
Carrie and I spoke soon after the attacks started; I can relate as a liberal target myself. What I find so remarkable is that these politically-motivated attacks fail to show that what Carrie and I believe is also what President Obama and Secretary Clinton believe - marriage is between a man and a woman.
I applaud Donald Trump for standing with Carrie during this time. And I respect Carrie for standing strong and staying true to herself, and for not letting those who disagree with her deny her protection under the nation's First Amendment Rights.
Our Constitution protects us all - not just those who agree with the far left.
Governor Sarah Palin
"Of course it's accepted on behalf of young women, like my daughters, who hope men who 'joke' about public displays of sexual exploitation of girls will soon evolve.
Letterman certainly has the right to 'joke' about whatever he wants to, and thankfully we have the right to express our reaction. And this is all thanks to our U.S. Military women and men putting their lives on the line for us to secure America's Right to Free Speech - in this case, may that right be used to promote equality and respect."
Governor Sarah Palin
The Obama bashing started early on: stimulus package, "big and small" missiles from North Korea, etc.
She also loved to gloat everytime her Personal Board dismissed yet another "frivolous ethics complaint".
Many notes were signed by Meg Stapleton, who has been very silent lately... I wonder what happened to her?
The Letterman fracas and the desecration of the "iconic image of a mother's love for her special needs child" are there in full glory.
Do have a look for yourself. Go to Sarah Palin's page and be treated to 5 pages of a mixture of word salad, many "pressers" from Meghan and Van Flein, stuff about the legal slush fund and the inevitable Obama bashing.
Compare the old notes to the recent ones. Not only is she not writing the new notes, but I guess she must be getting big bucks from the health insurance companies to let them use her page. Now that Sarah Palin is a private citizen, she's free to pocket as much money as she pleases without having to pretend she's ethical.
(BTW, I desecrated her profile picture and changed it to a more suitable one...)
For a good take on Sarah Palin's tort reform, click here