Skip to comments.Girls don't fight fair.
Posted on 06/05/2011 5:50:27 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell
Cutting through the maze of mixed metaphors, wheels within wheels, muddied waters and other devices of disinformation is simple. We now have a comparison that works, George Washington.
Suppose the primaries select no one with a resounding lead? Suppose, while we are supposing, that Sarah does not run in the primaries. Who becomes the Convention candidate? George Washington, of course, the reluctant candidate with the fire in the belly to fight and win the war for independence almost single handed.
Who, dear friend, is the modern equivalent of George? Sarah, of course. She has won more battles than any other political leader in either party. She is the people's president. Sarah is most visibly the press favorite, notwithstanding their derisive tones. They are, after all, tone deaf and could never admit their cherished hopes. The press would love to pit Sarah vs Hussein.
The dirty little secret of this match up is Americans could not tolerate the thought of letting the first black nominee for president be defeated. Nor can they allow the first woman be defeated even though she is running against a black president.
Trust me, after 8 years of Sarah we will offer her a crown. True to form she will choose to return to Wasilla with time to play with her grandchildren.
The days of hero worship are far from over. This time we have a heroine, a truth teller. Sarah is true red, white and blue. Hussein is a watermelon, red to the core who lies and deceives with every breath.
This will not be a fair fight but she has admonished us to fight like a girl and everyone knows girls do not fight fair.
We need a Sarah category.
Ugh, comparing her to George Washington - WHO NEVER QUIT - is a bit much.
After the Revolutionary War was won, he resigned as commander of the Army. At the time, this was a stunning decision that shocked the world. No man with such power had ever resigned before.
When he became president, he decided not to run for a third term and effectively "quit" the presidency. Again, yielding power like this was unprecedented. Up to that time, leaders of nations typically ruled until death (or revolution).
No man with such power had ever given it up voluntarily and George Washington did it not once, but twice. So because Washington was a "quitter", we became the greatest nation on Earth and the first nation to be run by public servants who serve the citizens - as opposed to the other way around.
No man with such power had ever given it up voluntarily and George Washington did
Did he quit during the Revolutionary War?
Did he quit during either term as President?
Not seeking a third term is completely different than leaving during the middle of one. Disbanding the army and resigning his post after the War was over and the Treaty of Paris was signed is not the same as leaving in the middle of the War.
Well you may (wonder). Do not wander too far astray. There are those for whom freedom from tyranny burns deep within the soul. George was one. Sarah is another.
This madness has got to stop.
You can't really think that staying as Alaska governor was the whole war. So, what's your problem with Mrs Palin? Do you really think she should have stayed as governor, even if it drove her into personal bankruptcy and off the national stage for good?
I love the smell of trolls burning in the morning.
Depends on what you mean by “quit.” From Wikipedia:
“In August 1776, British General William Howe launched a massive naval and land campaign designed to seize New York. The Continental Army under Washington engaged the enemy for the first time as an army of the newly independent United States at the Battle of Long Island, the largest battle of the entire war. The Americans were badly outnumbered, many men deserted, and Washington was badly beaten. Subsequently, Washington was forced to retreat across the East River at night. He did so without loss of life or materiel. Washington retreated north from the city to avoid encirclement, enabling Howe to take the offensive and capture Fort Washington on November 16 with high Continental casualties. Washington then retreated across New Jersey; the future of the Continental Army was in doubt due to expiring enlistments and the string of losses.”
Just so you know, she didn’t just “quit,” she was outgunned by an array of opponents who had an overwhelming legal advantage. She could only use personal funds to defend herself against the numerous frivolous ethics charges being filed against her, at a rate of about one new suit every three weeks, which only started happened after she reached national prominence. She was, like Washington, forced to retreat, to avoid encirclement, and, like Washington, put in such a bad place that it looked like the end of the line.
And, like Washington, there came later a resounding comeback. Some people really never quit. Like Churchill once said:
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
Gov. Palin does have her own teeth. I want her to run, and she will win if she does. What I cannot figure out is however why there are those on the conservative side that have such distain for her. Their distain boarders on the same level of democrat distain.
Disdain for Sarah is the same as it was for George. Many colonists were afraid of Washington. They were, I believe, afraid to believe that he and this new nation, could succeed. Same with Sarah. Disdainful conservatives have lost their dream. They are afraid to believe that she can win and return this nation to its greatness.
Her governership was her war at that time, not the battle.
Using that analogy, now that she’s reloaded (has more money...), she should go back to Alaska to win the war.
It’s impossible to equate a couple of years as the Governer of Alaska to two terms as President and as the Commander of the Army.
It looks to me like a lot of guys define “fighting like a man” either as sitting back and letting the girl get beaten up, or cheapshotting her themselves. I think I prefer fighting like a girl. It’s more honorable.
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