February 9, 2010
News of the Day, Politics, Sarah Palin
From day one I have appreciated Sarah Palin’s values, plain spoken ways, and her non-Washington style of saying and doing things.
Sure, she had rough edges and lots of gaps in her experience and knowledge. She was the governor of a very small state, not a well informed DC careerist. Beside her lack of experience, she quit her job as Alaska’s governor for a very poor reason. Later she backed the candidacy of RINO John McCain, though this was somewhat understandable.
She seems to have a sense of humor, and it’s sometimes self depreciative. This is very refreshing and quite unusual in a city full of self important blowhards.
When I compare her lack of experience to our current President, she has more than enough. In fact, the argument could be made that less is more when it comes to political experience.
She seems to have is some sort of insight into what is driving the conservative, small government side of American politics. She is one of the few politicians in the country.who can turn out large, passionate crowds.
Something I really like about her is the hatred felt for her by the relic media. The recent dust up about her having notes written on her hand is a joke. Their hero Obama rarely speaks without a teleprompter, and when he doesn’t use one the message is at best, garbled. Abraham Lincoln wrote the Gettysburg address on a piece of paper. He did not deliver it off the cuff.
I am still don’t think she has what it takes to be the next president. But I will not be surprised if my opinion changes in the next couple of years.
December 19, 2009
bush, carter, clinton, ford, kennedy, nixon, obama, president, reagan
It seems that our recent Democrat presidents come from dysfunctional families. I can’t help but wonder why. Did the fact that they came from messed up homes influence them to become Democrats? To become presidents?
Obama had a philandering, often married father. He wasn’t raised by his parents, and has half brothers and recently discovered relatives scattered around the world.
Bill Clinton was raised by a an alcoholic, abusive, step father and a mother who spent her quality time at the race track. Roger Clinton did prison time and was generally a mess. Bill had other unknown relatives who unexpectdly popped up from time to time.
Jimmy Carter was the most normal. His mother said she wished she had stayed a virgin. His brother Billy went around the world drinking beer, making stupid statements, urinating in public, and brokering bad business deals with America’s enemies.
John Kennedy’s father brought his mistress into the family home. John’s womanizing has become legend.
The Bushes had a few skeletons, but no unknown half-brothers were discovered by the media.
Reagan and Mrs. Ford were divorced, but I don’t remember anything else about them. Nixon was a tight-ass. Eisenhower supposedly had a mistress, but when looking at Mamie, who could blame him?
December 7, 2009
Politics, Sarah Palin
Politics, president, relic media, republican, Sarah Palin
I can not get over her quitting the governorship. Yes, I know she had several good reasons. The investigations, family considerations, financial problems, living in a difficult location from which to travel and develop relationships, etc. Still…
I like her because she seems feisty and doesn’t have the need to be liked by insiders. She chooses her own path and does not follow cookie cutter advice offered by “experts.” I like the fact that she excites grass roots conservatives like no one since Reagan.
Her political beliefs seem to be strongly conservative, and are neither RINO, nor birther. She has matured politically and hasn’t made the beginner’s errors she made as VP candidate. I especially like the fact that the relic media hates her, and she has been able to go around them in getting her message out.
My misgivings come from the fact that she quit her job when the going got rough. The problems she will face as president will make her Alaska problems seem like a Bermuda’s vacation. How will she handle them?