Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Could Anyone Deal with the Scrutiny and the Smears Palin Is Receiving?

Several days ago I published a post that started out with this statement:
“When Senator McCain chose Governor Palin to serve as his running mate, he unleashed from the left the most incredible torrent of sewerage we have ever seen heaped upon a Vice Presidential candidate. Alan Colmes said she caused the Downes Syndrome of her baby. Obama operatives said Trig was actually her grandchild. Al Franken helped write a skit for Saturday Night Live that suggested that Sarah’s husband had sex with his daughters. The head of South Carolina’s Democratic Party said that Governor Palin’s only credential was that she had never had an abortion. And so on and so on. To conservative and traditional Americans, this onslaught of slime and smears is beyond comprehension, and I have only mentioned a small sample of what’s going on.”

Despite our efforts to publicize and answer the smears, it is clear that this vicious campaign has had some effect, and now Governor Palin is being crucified for not having extensive foreign policy knowledge and experience. What governor does? We have had many governors become president without prior foreign affairs experience; it is values and judgment that really count. I have often wondered how President Bush could stand up to the vilification the left has heaped on him; I fear for and wonder the same about Governor Palin. How could anyone think clearly and deal with this sliming of her and her family that is coming at her 24/7 from every liberal media outlet and from so many vicious morons from the entertainment industry? I pray she gets through this without a breakdown.

Now, Governor Palin will debate Senator Biden, a senator with more than 20 years of experience who has almost always been wrong on every issue, and we find out that the moderator, Gwen Ifill, has a book coming out praising Barack Obama. The title of the book is, “The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama”. The posted review on says, “In THE BREAKTHROUGH, veteran journalist Gwen Ifill surveys the American political landscape, shedding new light on the impact of Barack Obama’s stunning presidential campaign and introducing the emerging young African American politicians forging a bold new path to political power.” Amazon says that this book is being released on January 20, 2009, the day our next President will be inaugurated. Can anything be more unfair?

This is the person we expect to be fair in moderating the debate between Palin and Biden.

Fred Thompson has this to say about Sarah Palin: (Excerpt from his website)

“When John McCain selected Governor Sarah Palin, as his running mate, the Democrats and their far-left constituency let out a primal scream that could be heard from sea to shining sea. How dare he choose someone that they and their pals in the media had not had a chance to vet (i.e. libel, slander, and otherwise and otherwise eviscerate). Ah, but it was not too late. These seekers of “a new kind of politics” poured torrents of malicious abuse upon her and her family.

Plane loads of scandal mongers, lawyers and other truth seekers became more numerous in Alaska than the polar bear, as they rallied local Democrats and disgruntled Republicans to their cause.

Here was a woman who chose to have children and a career. Aging Washington socialites weighed in with newly discovered sensitivity for mothers with careers outside the home. Here was a woman who became upset because her ex-brother-in-law had tasered her nephew and threatened her father. The Democrats and their friends had to save the country from a woman like this.

Governor Palin’s every comment was scrutinized by the media and judged against what Jefferson or Lincoln might have said. Never mind that her counterpart, the 30-year-Washington-veteran Joe Biden, apparently is unaware that America relies upon coal for a lot of it’s electricity or that he recently referred to a top level U.S. official’s visit to Iran that never happened. That’s just Joe being Joe – protected by the sheer number of his gaffes and the fact that he is Barack Obama’s running mate.

For a while there it seems the fact that so many uninformed yahoos (average people) love her was going to drive the main stream media nuts. They had a hard time grasping the fact that people like her because she is precisely the kind of politician that everyone has been saying they’ve wanted: Independent, not a captive of the Beltway including a Congress with a 9% approval rating, who will take on hacks of either party; who has the tenacity to win and the courage to fight for the long-term benefit of those she represents.

Apparently what no one counted on was that a politician like this would actually show up on the national scene. The media was caught by surprise. The media doesn’t like surprises.

Naturally, there was a backlash to the treatment of Governor Palin and cooler-headed critics have largely concentrated on what they claim is her lack of qualifications. Of course much of the criticism of her qualifications reveals the application of the same old double standard. Less accomplished governors in times past have been considered to be perfectly “well-qualified” as VP picks...

For many years we have failed to address looming problems that will prove catastrophic to our nation. It’s not because we are bereft of leaders with great experience. And it is not because they do not understand the “essential current of events.” They know these things all too well. It is because they do not have the political courage to do anything about it....

Wall Street and Washington were full of people who were “qualified and experienced” in the field of finance. Sen. Barack Obama, for one, has a great deal of experience in the housing field. So do many of his closest advisers. I would have traded some of that experience for a few more leaders with less experience and more courage to buck the establishment and tell the truth about what was happening.

This brings me back to Governor Sarah Palin, and why I say that courage and political will are at the very top of the “qualification” requirements for today’s leaders. So the question is, how does Sarah Palin compare on that score with Biden and Obama, for that matter? Very well, I’d say.”

If Sarah Palin goes down, the left in their hate will have destroyed another American of integrity, and we will have lost a marvelous defender of traditional values who would have reformed Washington politics and led America into energy independence.

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At 7:46 PM, Anonymous Tony said...

Sarah Palin has a force behind her that can be compared to the Star Wars Force. Being a Christian, and having the courage to stand for certain issues that she does stand for, give her access to that "Force" or as we call it the "Holy Spirit".
Throughout history, people of Faith, have been attacked, but the Spirit will give them the "Words to say that can confound the brightest demons".
Sarah will do just fine because of her ability to "Tap" that side of the Force so to speak.

I use those terms to make it simple for pagans who might not understand that power.
People might laugh, but in the long run history has proven what I have said.

Just as folks would laugh at the "Faith" that George W Bush wasn't afraid to demonstrate, they to might mock her ocasionaly slips, but History shows that the Lord gives authority and power to those of Faith, and not always to the most educated.

At 9:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sarah will be judged tonite based on her answers. To an experienced polititian, it does not matter if the QUESTION (or questioner) is unfair...they are used to tough questions. We will judge her on her answers. Let's hope she does a WHOLE LOT better than the disastrous Katie Couric interview where she clearly came off confused at best....or as a ditz.


At 2:07 PM, Blogger René O'Deay said...

You are not alone, not unheard voice in the wilderness. See the connections: follow the ACORN
Sarah Palin already faced the wolves of her own party in Alaska. It takes a while to get used to the incredible focus from the world that has descended on her seemingly with no mercy.
I think she can take it.


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