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January 16, 2011

A Belated Epiphany

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 10:38 pm

Sarah Palin is a Rorschach test, not an actual candidate. Discuss

3 Responses to “A Belated Epiphany”

  1. Wolfwood Says:

    Hmm. I would like to see Sarah Palin elected as President, for these reasons:
    1) I trust her judgement, both in an absolute sense and also as compared to nearly all other national-level politicians.
    2) I trust her resolve and that she won’t kowtow to special interests and foreign leaders.
    3) I think she’s actually a decent human being.
    4) I think she is “enough” of everything that’s needed to be President: smart enough, dedicated enough, humble enough, etc. There are a lot of qualities needed for a President, but we don’t need “the most” of any of them so much as we need “enough” of each held in a balance. With Obama, people thought they were voting for one of the smartest Americans (although they seem to have been wrong so far).
    5) I think she is an “everyman,” rather than someone whose entire life has been dedicated to seeking high office, and that this would be a healthy tonic to our current out-of-touch political class.

    I don’t think she’s electable. So, I guess I agree with the thesis.

  2. Nylarthotep Says:

    I’ll agree. Though more of a test that tells you about the political climate and how the loud mouths think (or don’t).

    I like a lot of what she stands for, I just am not that comfortable with the delivery. (Wonder what that says about me.)

    Juxtaposed to the present POTUS, I can’t see her as a bad thing.

  3. Jake Says:

    I agree with everything Wolfwood pointed out, and would add:

    6) She has proven (as governor of Alaska) that she will veto a bill she supports if she believes it’s unconstitutional.

    I also agree that she’s probably not electable, but I think that’s due more to the deliberate efforts by the MSM to vilify her than to her own actions and words – if she and an opponent made the exact same mistake, the MSM would ignore her opponent but crucify her. This vilification is why probably 90% of the voting public believes she actually said “I can see Russia from my house,” and why so many think she is stupid.

    It will be extremely difficult for her to overcome that kind of coordinated distortion of her image if she does run.
    Jake´s last blog post ..We don’t need no stinkin’ NEED!

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