It is amusing not just to read what certain liberals have to say about Sarah Palin, but to listen to them talk about her. They call her unqualified to serve as President of the United States (or in any executive capacity whatsoever) yet remain clueless about her record (save what she said in an interview with the anchor of some news show with rapidly declining ratings. The define her as a “whack job” or its equivalent, yet when pressed on why they find her so extreme mumble something incoherent or repeat some mantra based on inaccurate, incomplete or just plain dishonest reporting.
I think a lot of people in this part of the world (i.e., Hollywood) delight in expressing their hatred of this good woman because they know it will endear them to their peers, kind of like raving about the Lakers just after they won the Championship. Interesting how so many on the left find common ground through shared hatred–while at the same time accusing conservatives of promoting hate.
Now, while I grant any public figure is fair game for criticism and do believe the outgoing Alaska Governor is far from perfect, having made several blunders in office and on the campaign trail, I remain astounded and amused at how the mere mention of her name sends some liberals into uncontrollable fits of apoplexy. Don’t just take it from me, take it from one of the most adorable Palin critics, the Malcontent’s Robbie who calls her an “inconsequential figure” lacking “qualifications for office“:
I still adore Sarah Palin. I can’t help it. Not for her political brilliance, mind you, but for her curious ability to drive certain misogynistic, anti-semitic lunatics right off a cliff. . . .She drives all the right people crazy in all the best ways.
And like us, he finds the anti-Palin hysteria says more about the hysterics than it does about her:
I’ve long thought the criticisms of Sarah Palin were always far more about her detractors than about her. Listen closely to the people who hate her most, and it doesn’t take long to find their insecurities and bigotries bubbling to the surface.
There’s quite a bit of that happening in the wake of her resignation, and countless experts are certainly spending entirely too much time on this inconsequential figure explaining why their neuroses are justified entirely by the vaccuum of knowledge they seem to have accrued about the woman.
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