Skip to comments.Brits seem very impressed with Gov Palin!
Posted on 09/04/2008 7:11:23 AM PDT by housedeep
Has any one else noticed the responses this morning from across the pond?
Wow, she has really struck a chord.
Brits like sarcastic, dry humor. Palin gave plenty of that (in the appropriate measure).
I think we particularly liked the Styrofoam columns remark :0)
The Brits have experience with a strong woman as a leader. I don’t think I need to mention her name.
I’ve been saying all week the British press has been very positive on Sarah. Today they’ve gone to a full blown love fest over her. I’d like to know what the rest of the world thinks of her.
Brits like aggressive politicians...
Yes, they seem very impressed with her.
THe Margaret Thatcher comaparison is obvious. Those qualities are not lost on the Brits.
Here in New Zealand the convention was on delayed coverage. They chopped it off halfway thru Palin’s speech!
I was stunned. But not surprised: that was Aunty Helen’s way of showing her disapproval.
Palin is Helen Clark’s worst nitemare: Helen had already selected Obama to be your new President, and here comes Sarah — without Permission — and spoils Helen’s plans.
I believe that what we witnessed was America’s first female POTUS having her practise run.
“Full of self-assurance and aggression, she popped Barack’s balloon big-time.”
-loved that line in the article...lol
Last night, after the Palin speech there were several comments made about 'Speech writers' and Palin's use of them for her speech. All politicians use speech writer's, so the comments, which seemed barbed when directed at Palin, were inappropriate. Brit was commenting on this when my TeeVo stopped. I was watching after the fact, so I did not get to hear his response.
Can anyone advise what it was that he said?
> Id like to know what the rest of the world thinks of her.
Brazil: Paraná Online is very pro-Obama and is parroting the Donkey talking points and playing up the faux scandals.
Russia: St. Petersburg Times has NOTHING
Italy: Corriere della Sera repeated some of the Donkey talking points and mad a big deal about Sarah’s rumored (and debunked) extramarital affair and about Bristol’s unwed pregnancy. Overall, they seemed neutral, just repeating what they’ve gotten from the American “press”.
The Times, the Sun, the Daily Mail, and the Telegraph can be expected to be favorable. They are basically conservative or populist.
The Guardian and others are likely to hate her, we’ll see.
The BBC and other TV broadcasters are also likely to be hostile.
“Sarahs rumored (and debunked) extramarital affair and about Bristols unwed pregnancy”
Badge of honor among Italian politicians.
Brits love Palin.
Although it was mentioned that the BBC was at the Demo convnetion but entirely skipped the GOP.
News Flash for the Brits: You can’t have Sarah...she’s all ours!
I have a friend of many years who lives in the Midlands of Britain.
She emailed me that she stayed up very late and watched and loved Sarah and was amazed at the show of patriotism and appreciation for our military and said that Sarah expressed her values.....which values are long gone from beautiful England.....
First Mort (the male-chav-pig) made the comment after Sarah’s outstanding speech that she gave a brilliant speech; but that someone wrote it for her. THEN Sheena Easton said the same thing...that’s when Britt jumped in and said to Sheena “All politicians have their speeches written for them. Why are you singling out Sarah.” Sheena replied that Sarah would have to prove herself on the circuit talk shows...(IMHO, Sheena looked catty).
I heard a report, before the speech, that she had worked with the writer(s), who were impressed with the changes and additions which she made.
“Wow,she has really struck a cord.”Agree.I’m quite impressed.Speech was excellent,very professional comportment,confident,polished,witty,and i must admit...very easy on the eyes.If necessary,i believe she could handle the job of president.I’m not a McCain fan,but his selection(of Palin)was right on the money.
Great article, even picked up a new tagline from the comment sections :)
If he can pull this sort of thing off with SCOTUS appointments, he's got my vote.
Yeah, good call... I would rate the BBC web response as neutral to negative.
P-Marlowe: The Brits have experience with a strong woman as a leader. I dont think I need to mention her name.
Actually, Thatcher is one of two strong women leaders Britain has had. Queen Elizabeth I, the Virgin Queen, was a force to be reckoned with in the 1500’s!
To a lesser extent, Queen Victoria could also be considered a strong woman leader, although she was more of a figurehead by that time.
Many Brits can feel overawed when talking with Americans. A sense of insecurity falls and they resort to confirming the worst suspicions of the UK to there American friends in an effort to, i don’t know, ingratiate them.
There are great values in the UK and ones that we cherish with all our heart. Values that go against the grain of the government, but the British people are united in spirit. We know our country is one of the most important to have been created in human history. Without us, the world would have taken a very different path indeed, and not for the better.
We have a superlative military. From the RAF, to the RN, to the Army, full-time and reservists, they are professional and dedicated to defending these shores against all threats, foreign and domestic.
This self-deprecating attitude that Brits exhibit towards Americans is just another way of not bragging, and sometimes a lie repeated often enough becomes interpreted fact. Sure, we have our good people and bad, honourable deeds and villanous acts, but the values that the English have are the same ones we had that forged this country during the middle ages.
I am afraid that I have not stated things well enough to be understood, that you have misunderstood my train of thought, short though it was....
She regrets the loss of the pre WWII culture, and regrets the growing dominance of islam.
For adults over 50, I imagine that the current state of things in the UK is less than satisfactory. She speaks of young men running wild in gangs in the streets.
I just read an article which described a housing authority board or some elected group of people being required to keep fasting during ramadan whether they were muslim or not, in an effort not to offend those who were...
Does that sound like British pluck to you?
I am well aware that the things you write are correct in large part. Do not misunderstand that I mean that British values are inferior to American values generally.
My Friend has mourned the loss of those very values BECAUSE of the loss of the homogeneous nature that British culture was...just like the growing balkanization of the US...There Is NO STRENGTH in DIVERSITY. There must be a common language and culture for the greatest strength; common expectations and social mores...
A Hegelian Dialectic is being worked upon the American Public this election season in the assertion by Democrats that America is “broken” and a substitute communist framework will be put in place when enough people are convinced of the bogus crisis and accept the unthinkable solution, which is not needed at all...
So it has happened in Britain. Politically correct efforts to “prevent a group from being offended” result in the sacrifice and diminishing of stalwart, hearty and faithful British Characteristics and traditions.
We mourn the oppression of Britain. And you are right. They are gentle and self deprecating, which is probably how this state of things gained such a foothold.
I believe at the foundation of the trouble is spiritual weakness.
I think that when a culture abandons truth and the Author of it, the replacement spirituality is always undesirable.
Good to talk with you!
Thanks for your response. This country is far from perfect, but of course bad news sells better than good (though I don’t have my head in the sand about the real issues at hand; gangs, crime, economy, foreign policy etc). Especially with 24hr coverage, every little event is scrutinised.
...growing dominance of islam...
Such as this for example. Yes, we in the UK have large Islamic community. However it only accounts for 3.3 of the population according to a 2006 survey. Indeed the recent influx of Polish people to the country will have increased and number of Christians in country, and proportionaly reduce the percentage of Muslims. Much of the confusion over the pond perhaps is that you see all the people from the sub-continent on our streets, and assume that they are all Muslim. In fact, there are nearly as many Hindu’s and Sikh’s in the UK ans their are Muslims, and they are very, very different.
Very interesting points about the US. I enjoyed your reference to ‘Hegelian Dialectic’. We in the UK will be watching with great interest to the Presidential Elections. Again, many thanks, informative stuff.