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'A Servant's Heart'
Wall Street Journal ^ | September 6, 2008 12:49 a.m | By PEGGY NOONAN

Posted on 09/06/2008 12:34:10 PM PDT by Forgiven_Sinner

Sarah Palin killed. And more than killed.

Much has been said about her speech, but a few points. "The difference between a hockey mom and a pitbull? Lipstick" is pure American and goes straight into Bartlett's. This is the authentic sound of the American mama, of every mother you know at school who joins the board, reads the books, heads the committee, and gets the show on the road. These women make large portions of America work.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008rncconvention; emilyslist; mccainpalin; noonan; obama; palin
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Peggy Noonan is frustrating. She gets many conservative and cultural issues very well and she can write beautifully--but she can completely miss the boat and dither as well.

This article is more accurate than not. ""The difference between a hockey mom and a pitbull? Lipstick" is pure American and goes straight into Bartlett's."

1 posted on 09/06/2008 12:34:10 PM PDT by Forgiven_Sinner
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To: Forgiven_Sinner

Sorry, Peggy. My gorge is rising. Gotta go cut the lawn, or something. C-ya


2 posted on 09/06/2008 12:35:18 PM PDT by Chaguito
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To: Forgiven_Sinner

Some dem mouthpiece is on Fox now - the latest talking point is that Gov. Palin is a distraction. Oh, and he also said that a poll taken on Emily’s List (I don’t know what that is) shows 55% against Gov. Palin. What’s Emily’s List?


3 posted on 09/06/2008 12:35:52 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: hsalaw

Is Emily Craig’s wife????


4 posted on 09/06/2008 12:37:13 PM PDT by Dawn531
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To: hsalaw
What’s Emily’s List?

A pro-abort funding mechanism for pro-death female candidates. Also an acronym -- Early Money Is Like Yeast -- EMILY. Their goal is to funnel the funds to the pro-death team as early as possible in the political process.

5 posted on 09/06/2008 12:38:53 PM PDT by RJR_fan (Winners and lovers shape the future. Whiners and losers TRY TO PREDICT IT.)
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To: hsalaw
What’s Emily’s List?

Emily's List is a PAC that raises money to donate to candidates who are, what they call "pro-abortion rights"

6 posted on 09/06/2008 12:39:16 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: hsalaw

Emily’s List is a group that tries to raise money to get liberal pro-abortion women elected nationwide. While I’ve read some state that their poll was conducted by an “impartial” outside polling agency, I still regard the results with a healthy dose of skepticism. Especially considering that Palin, a strong conservative woman who is immensely popular in her own right, isn’t beholden to them in any way, and I’m sure that frightens them something awful.


7 posted on 09/06/2008 12:39:58 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: hsalaw
Liberal pro abortion PAC. I'd say their poll deserves to be thrown in the wastebasket! Good review of Sarah's speech. I do think it will be an epic election.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

8 posted on 09/06/2008 12:41:24 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Forgiven_Sinner
"A servant's heart"

When Palin said that, I thought it might be a biblical reference. Anyone?

9 posted on 09/06/2008 12:42:33 PM PDT by GVnana ("The American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery.")
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To: hsalaw
What’s Emily’s List?

It's the elite club of women political donors who have dedicated their lives and fortunes to the cause of angry women with a chip on their shoulders. They certainly look down their noses at a genuine American mother and successful conservative woman leader like Sarah Palin.

They feverishly support a mother's right to kill.

What is surprising in this poll of Emily's List donors is not the majority against Palin but apparently the 45% who are not against Palin.

10 posted on 09/06/2008 12:43:37 PM PDT by NoControllingLegalAuthority
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To: Forgiven_Sinner

Peggy Noonan should be looked on for what she has become.

Like the aging and fragile Nancy Reagan now being manipulated by her son Ronnie Jr. into saying she “likes” Obama, Nancy Noonan has become a puppet of the elite and fragile in her need for their approval.

She is always talking about “the train going off the rails” and “the dark world swirling”. I think she is on prescription drugs when she writes half her stuff. The WSJ should look in Alaska for a replacement of this time worn and now trite “deep” thinker. Sarah Palin’s former press secretary looked sounded really cute and fresh and absolutely intelligent and on the mark on Fox News the other day. Let her write a column and then we’ll see how “poetic Peggy” has become “Old Time Rose” or more like “Tokoyo Rose” bought to you by the elitist and out of touch WSJ.


11 posted on 09/06/2008 12:43:54 PM PDT by TurtleStink
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To: Forgiven_Sinner
Nancy Pelosi, another mother of five, often seems dazed and ad hoc.

Peggy, Peggy, Peggy: I know Pres. Bush didn't ask you to be his speechwriter, but you don't have to take it out on every prominent or popular Republican. You're starting to sound a bit snarky.

12 posted on 09/06/2008 12:44:21 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: Forgiven_Sinner
Peggy trying to get back in the good graces of Conservatives after she got caught trashing Governor Palin?

Sorry, but that ship has sailed.

13 posted on 09/06/2008 12:44:50 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: Forgiven_Sinner
As a writer and a conservative I say to Peggy . . . blah, blah, blah. Is this wonderfully written in support of Governor Sarah Palin, most likely. I only made it to the second killed in while I was reading. Why: I looked up and saw her name and picture. Darling elitist Peggy. I know she is in big with many conservative talk show hosts like Laura Ingraham, but girlfriend Noonan seems to lack the understanding on all levels why Sarah Palin is such a great pick for McCain and such an amazing lady.

Noonan has a cut out quite a career for herself. She does nothing for me. She is a bit like Obama in that she likes to hear herself talk and that is about all she contributes in her articles anymore . . . flaccid BS without real heart and substance.

Obama--empty suit. Noonan--empty words.

Career over.

14 posted on 09/06/2008 12:45:31 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: hsalaw

Lefty feminist fundraising outfit.

Early Money Is Like Yeast


15 posted on 09/06/2008 12:45:58 PM PDT by Petronski (Zero-bama. All this time we thought it was an "O" but, nope, it's just a "0".)
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To: hsalaw

If 45% of Emily’s List readers are for Palin, Obama is going to shit in his pants.


16 posted on 09/06/2008 12:46:03 PM PDT by ajwharton
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To: NoControllingLegalAuthority
If 48 percent of American women vote McCain-Palin, the Rats are toast. They're in a panic and have no idea how to stop or reverse their ticket's slide in the polls!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

17 posted on 09/06/2008 12:46:11 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: hsalaw

Emily’s List = pro-abortion organization. It’s their only issue


18 posted on 09/06/2008 12:47:11 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: GVnana
“A servant's heart”

When Palin said that, I thought it might be a biblical reference. Anyone?”

No Biblical verse has that phrase.
http://www.biblegateway.com/quicksearch/?quicksearch=%22A+servant%27s+heart%22&x=11&y=9

It's a popular phrase in modern Christianity, though.

http://www.google.com/search?source=ig&hl=en&rlz=&=&q=%22A+servant%27s+heart%22&btnG=Google+Search

19 posted on 09/06/2008 12:47:26 PM PDT by Forgiven_Sinner (For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son that whosoever believes in Him should not die)
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To: hsalaw

If the man thinks Palin is a distraction then perhaps he can go to Confession and discuss his problem.


20 posted on 09/06/2008 12:47:49 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: Forgiven_Sinner

The Left-Wing crazy women on PBS were hysterical with rage over the use of “A Servant’s Heart”, claiming it was code for something racist. Like Peggy they know nothing about the Bible


21 posted on 09/06/2008 12:48:37 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: hsalaw
the latest talking point is that Gov. Palin is a distraction.

Someone running for office is a distraction?! I have laughed so much today..............................desperate libs are FUNNY!

22 posted on 09/06/2008 12:51:02 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW ("Make yourself sheep, and the wolves will eat you" Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

:-)


23 posted on 09/06/2008 12:51:50 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: hsalaw
Oh, and he also said that a poll taken on Emily’s List (I don’t know what that is) shows 55% against Gov. Palin. What’s Emily’s List?

Emily's List is a hard core abortion supporting interest group. They are dedicated to finding and supporting women politicians, but on the condition that these women are pro-abortion.

The Donk is obviously trying to say that Emily's List is a fair representation of all women, and that it is not a partisan abortion-supporting outfit. Nothing could be further from the truth. For Sarah Palin to score 45% on Emily's List is quite an achievement.

24 posted on 09/06/2008 12:51:51 PM PDT by gridlock (HIX IN STIX DIG MCCAIN CHICK PICK)
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To: Forgiven_Sinner
She is right on one point. It is war. What Sarah did in that speech in which she never mentioned 0bama’s name was to objectify him and his celebrity campaign. She took the celebrity, messiah effect and squashed it.

While we liked McCain's ad about 0bama’s celebrity standing with the left...it didn't quite hit the mark.

Sarah took the first rule of combat to objectify your opponent. 0bama effectively made the object and not the bigger than life personality could be dealt the blows Sarah needed to deliver.

25 posted on 09/06/2008 12:52:22 PM PDT by EBH ( ... the riotousness of the crowd is always very close to madness. --Alculin c.735-804)
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To: Forgiven_Sinner
"In politics it used to be called Tolstoy: war and peace. McCain-Palin will mean more war, Obama-Biden will mean peace.

"This campaign is about to become: epic.

***

"John McCain also made a speech. It was flat."

Noonan is wrong about McCain's speech. It may have seemed 'flat' after the flamethrower of the night before, but his authenticity as one who "hates" war and will do everything in his power to protect America and keep the peace touched even his critics.

Obama, on the other hand, has no such authenticity on the subject of protecting America, only long connections to a new and unproven Far Left wing of the Party he represents.

Republicans better hope that Noonan is right: that this will be where the Democrats turn.

26 posted on 09/06/2008 12:53:44 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: ajwharton
If 45% of Emily’s List readers are for Palin, Obama is going to shit in his pants.

EXCELLENT point!

27 posted on 09/06/2008 12:53:45 PM PDT by Aria (Sarah, YOU are the one we've been waiting for!)
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To: TurtleStink

I think Noonan is flummoxed by grass roots conservatism. She is jealous of Palin perhaps. I used to like Noonan, but I think you are correct. Her aging ego needs the medicine of approval.


28 posted on 09/06/2008 12:56:18 PM PDT by amihow
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To: Forgiven_Sinner
She has the power of the normal.

What a bizarre article. If Sarah Palin is so normal, what is making her stand out as no one in the last 60 years has stood out? How does "normal" excite the conservative base so much?

Sarah Palin in extraordinary. She is energetic. She is courageous. She is grounded in truth.

29 posted on 09/06/2008 1:03:14 PM PDT by gitmo (,)
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To: Forgiven_Sinner

“...These women make large portions of America work...”

And that describes the millions of men and women who volunteer their time and talent every week, some every day, across this country in church programs, community programs and political organizations. They serve without any expectation of reward. But it sure is nice to say “Thanks for serving,” to them every once in a while. These are the ones who have a servant’s heart. It’s become the misfortune for We the Peoples to see our elected officials forget this when they go off to congress and come back filthy rich for re-election. They sure lose their servant’s heart real quick, and with it any integrity they may have once had when they were running for office the first time.

Sarah Palin is a breath of fresh air who reminds us of what’s really important. No wonder Obama is worried. She’s getting a more favorable response than he is and she’s not even running for president.

— Jane


30 posted on 09/06/2008 1:03:33 PM PDT by quintr
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To: Lorianne
Emily’s List = pro-abortion organization. It’s their only issue

I am apparently confusing Emily's List with some other "list". Who collects consumer comments on home repairs and services?

31 posted on 09/06/2008 1:05:16 PM PDT by gitmo (,)
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To: hsalaw

ROFLMAO!!! Oh, so EMILY’s list finds 55% opposed, what a shock!! I’m only surprised that they are not claiming it’s at least 75%...... I’m sure they can get better at their push-polling!!


32 posted on 09/06/2008 1:05:26 PM PDT by Enchante (Governor Palin DECIDES more every day than all of Obama's "present" votes put together!!!)
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To: RJR_fan

Just when I thought I couldn’t be more disgusted...


33 posted on 09/06/2008 1:05:37 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: gitmo

Angie’s List


34 posted on 09/06/2008 1:09:51 PM PDT by RightField (A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well,.)
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To: GVnana

There are a lot of phrases Christians tend to use that secular people do not. One is “a servant’s heart”.

Another is that secular people tend to say they are fortunate, while Christians tend to say they are blessed.

Christians will also use the word “fruit” in relation to deeds or works. Secular people use it almost exclusively as a food, or a slur against gays. The misinterpretation by the MSM of that one has led to a few dustups.


35 posted on 09/06/2008 1:10:43 PM PDT by I still care
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To: hsalaw
Some dem mouthpiece is on Fox now - the latest talking point is that Gov. Palin is a distraction. Oh, and he also said that a poll taken on Emily’s List (I don’t know what that is) shows 55% against Gov. Palin. What’s Emily’s List?

A fund/group to get PRO-ABORTION HARPIES womyn into politics.

If Palin is getting 40% of THEIR votes, we may have a 50-state landslide.

Cheers!

36 posted on 09/06/2008 1:10:43 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: hsalaw

Wow. Only 55% willing to say they’re against Palin on a Pro-abort PAC site (Emily’s List).

So the other 45% of radical leftist respondents are either for her or neutral? That’s really amazing.


37 posted on 09/06/2008 1:15:47 PM PDT by keats5
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To: GVnana

Closest I can think of is the words of Jesus in Matthew 23, speaking to His disciples:

9: And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.
10: Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.
11: But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.


38 posted on 09/06/2008 1:16:03 PM PDT by Upstate NY Guy
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To: Forgiven_Sinner

Poor Peggy—she got caught in a snobbish remark last week. Maybe she learned something, and I hope it was more than to make sure the mike is off.


39 posted on 09/06/2008 1:18:15 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: hsalaw

If a poll on Emily’s List only shows 55% of their harridans are opposed to Palin, then Arugula Boy is in serious trouble.


40 posted on 09/06/2008 1:20:47 PM PDT by surely_you_jest
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To: Forgiven_Sinner

After her misadventure last week on the live mic- I know more about her than I ever wanted.

She lost my respect and my trust. Even while I often disagreed with her view- I read her pretty regularly.

Sorry Peggy, you’ve shown yourself.


41 posted on 09/06/2008 1:25:56 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet-McCain/Palin 08)
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To: Forgiven_Sinner

It’s indeed a common term in Christian culture, although the exact phrase is not from one specific Bible verse. It is commonly used to describe someone who selflessly serves others, primarily to obey and please the Lord.

However, Christians strive to be like Jesus who “came not to be served, but to serve” (Matthew 20:28) and who washed his disciples feet at the last supper to role model how they are to serve one another after he returns to the Father (John 13).


42 posted on 09/06/2008 1:28:36 PM PDT by keats5
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To: hsalaw

as noted, it’s a pro-abortion fundraising mechanism for female Democrat candidates .. no one’s heard of them for 20 years. so they took a poll, likely of their donors, showing that women don’t support Palin. NOW’s poll probably shows the same thing. It’s comical, really.


43 posted on 09/06/2008 1:28:57 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Forgiven_Sinner

I believe it might be because Jesus Christ told the twelve that if they wanted to be the greatest, they must be the servant of all.

Not a bad way to lead.


44 posted on 09/06/2008 1:40:52 PM PDT by kozanne
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To: hsalaw

I’m shocked that it’s not 100% of the EMILY’s list against Palin.

This means that even a good number of liberal feminist women like her.


45 posted on 09/06/2008 1:49:44 PM PDT by freespirited
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To: GVnana

When she used that phrase my husband and I looked at each other and said, “Wonder how many know where that comes from”. Our pastor uses it often.


46 posted on 09/06/2008 1:58:41 PM PDT by ninergold3 (Christ would not vote for Barack Obama...Alan Keyes)
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To: Forgiven_Sinner
Peggy paddled too far into the deep end, realized it, and is now trying desperately to paddle back to where the water is not over her head.
47 posted on 09/06/2008 2:01:29 PM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: Forgiven_Sinner
If Palin has 45% approval on Emily's List—in spite of her strong pro-life convictions—then her appeal among women voters must be quite powerful indeed.
48 posted on 09/06/2008 2:05:39 PM PDT by sourcery (Why do Republicans have no guts? Because the Governor of Alaska has them all!)
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To: GVnana
I took it as a reference to our Lord, and to the passage from Scripture which He read from the scroll in the Temple at Nazareth (Luke 4:18-19). The passage is from Isaiah 61:1 "The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me, because the Lord has annointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, and proclaim freedom to the captives, and release from darkness to the prisoners."

I don't think she is suggesting McCain is like Jesus--but that he knows what it is like to be a prisoner "released from darkness" into true freedom--which only comes from the sacrifice of the Servant God annointed to bring us the Gospel.

At least that was what immedieately came to mind when I listened to that part of the speech--and it really touched my heart.

49 posted on 09/06/2008 2:07:07 PM PDT by milagro
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To: Forgiven_Sinner
Youtube of Convention

Triumph the Insult Comic Dog hanging with some freepers and lurkers
50 posted on 09/06/2008 2:11:32 PM PDT by Fred (The Democrat Party is the Nadir of Nihilism)
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