One wonders: What did Sarah Palin ever do to inspire the rage and bile that exploded on her selection by John McCain? What is there either in this woman`s record or resume to elicit such feline ferocity?
What did we know of her when she was introduced?
That she was a mother of five who
had brought into this world a baby boy with
Down syndrome, thus
her Christian beliefs. That she was a small-town
conservative who had risen from mayor of Wasilla (Pop.
9,700) to be governor of a state twice the size of
That she was a reformer who had
dethroned an Old Boys` Network by dumping a sitting
Republican governor. That she had taken on Big Oil,
taxed the companies and returned the money in $1,200
checks to every citizen of
And, oh, yes. She was "Sarah Barracuda"—a fierce high school athlete, a runner-up in the Miss Alaska pageant, a Feminist for Life and lifetime member of the NRA. Introduced by McCain, she praised Hillary Clinton and pledged to finish her work by smashing through the glass ceiling in which Hillary had made 18 million cracks.
What, in any or all of this, is there to justify the feral attacks within minutes of her introduction? What had she done to cause this outburst? Answer: absolutely nothing.
No. Sarah Palin is not resented for what she has done, but for who she is: a Christian conservative who believes unborn children are gifts of God, even those with birth defects, and have a God-given right to life.
Normally, the press is reluctant to rummage into the private lives of public servants, unless their conduct affects their duties or they preach virtues they hypocritically do not practice.
Yet, no sooner was Palin
introduced, than the media went berserk over the news
that her 17-year-old daughter is pregnant. As one in
three births in
How does Bristol Palin`s pregnancy disqualify Sarah Palin to be vice president? Why is it even relevant?
They did it because they thought it would damage Sarah Palin in the eyes of a Christian community they do not comprehend.
So out of bounds was the media that Obama, in an act of decency, declared Palin`s family off limits and reminded the media that he was himself born to a teenage single mom.
If one would wish to see the famous liberal double standard on naked display, consider.
Palin`s daughter was fair game for a media that refused to look into reports that John Edwards, a Democratic candidate for president, was conducting an illicit affair with a woman said to be carrying his child and cheating on his faithful wife Elizabeth, who has incurable cancer. That was not a legitimate story, but Bristol Palin`s pregnancy is?
Why did the selection of Sarah Palin cause a suspension of all standards and a near riot among a media that has been so in the tank for Barack even "Saturday Night Live" has satirized the infatuation?
Because she is one of us—and he is one of them.
Barack and Michelle are
Michelle has a $300,000-a-year
sinecure doing PR for a
Chicago hospital. Todd Palin is a union steelworker
who augments his income working vacations on the
Barack has zero experience as an executive. Sarah ran her own fishing fleet, was mayor for six years and runs the largest state in the union. She belongs to a mainstream Christian church. Barack was, for 15 years, a parishioner at Trinity United and had his daughters baptized by Pastor Jeremiah Wright, whose sermons are saturated in black-power, anti-white racism and anti-Americanism.
Sarah is a rebel. Obama has been a
go-along, get-along cog in the Daley Machine. She is
Barack has zero foreign policy
experience. Palin runs a state that is home to
anti-missile, missile and air defense bases facing the
Barack, says the National Journal, has the most left-wing voting record in the Senate, besting Socialist Bernie Sanders. Palin`s stances read as though they were lifted from Reagan`s 1980 "no pale pastels" platform.
And this is what this media firestorm is all about.
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