Thursday, November 13, 2008

Let Sarah Be Sarah

Since the beginning of time Republicans and Democrats seem to butt heads on pressing issues of the day. But there's one thing that everyone in Washington can agree on - even the media pundits. Let Sarah be Sarah.

One week after the election, 2008 Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin is now center stage in the partisan battle against her Democratic rivals. Republicans believe she is the new voice of the "conservative" party. Democrats like having her around because - let's face it - she's a complete dumb-ass. 

Let's get some things straight. I like Sarah Palin - she's good looking, she's entertaining, and she seems to be a loving mother. However, these are not all-encompassing traits one would like to see in a leader. Dumb-ass may be a bit strong of a term but let's look at the FACTS:

She didn't know what the Bush Doctrine is. This is the weakest in my argument for the dumb-ass allegation because I honestly didn't know what Charlie Gibson meant either but shouldn't a Vice Presidential nominee?

Katie Couric Interview
  • Palin can't name another Supreme Court decision besides Roe v. Wade
  • She can't name one periodical - not one
A Couple Positives About Sarah Palin

Palin is a good public speaker. Her statements definitely lack substance but like any other politician - what can the American people expect? 

Palin is a self-made woman. She doesn't come from much and it's noteworthy that she wasn't born with a silver spoon like so many other leaders - and there's something respectable in that.

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