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Our Sister Sarah Palin's Anti-Elitist Charm
New York Post ^ | 9/20/08 | Ralph Peters

Posted on 09/20/2008 4:57:30 AM PDT by 4BoysMom

I KNOW Sarah Palin, and so does my wife.

Neither of us ever actually met the governor of Alaska, but we grew up with her - in the small-town America despised by the leftwing elite.

One gal-pal classmate of my wife's has even traveled from New York's Finger Lakes to Alaska to hunt moose with her husband. (Got one, too.) And no, Ms. Streisand, she isn't a redneck missing half her teeth - she's a lawyer.

The sneering elites and their mediacrat fellow travelers just don't get it: How on earth could anyone vote for someone who didn't attend an Ivy League school? And having more than 1.7 children marks any woman as a rube. (If Palin had any taste, her teenage daughter would've had a quiet abortion in a discreet facility.)

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ivyleague; mccainpalin; mediaelites; oneofus; palin; ralphpeters; realperson; smalltown
Wonderful piece on how Sarah is one of us and the media and leftist elites just don't get it. Peters hits the nail squarely on the head regarding her popularity and how the elites sniff at her as they peer down their bony noses at us all. A bit of Bush bashing at the end... but overall a great read.
1 posted on 09/20/2008 4:57:30 AM PDT by 4BoysMom
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To: 4BoysMom
We're just a bunch of dumb rubes. I went to a state school. I guess not having gone to Harvard makes me Barney Fife's deputy. I can't think of a better insult!

"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

2 posted on 09/20/2008 5:05:19 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

I’m with you on that... Fresno State is my alma mater!

The elites, as they gaze down at us from their self erected ivory towers, seem to forget that the vast majority of Americans did attend state schools, and are thrilled that one of us is succeeding in shining the light on their arrogance and hypocracy. You go girl!


3 posted on 09/20/2008 5:14:51 AM PDT by 4BoysMom (Doing much better than I deserve by the grace of God)
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To: 4BoysMom
I grew up in a small cow town in South Florida. My dad managed a cattle ranch that was owned by his brother-in-law, a state representative from Palm Beach County Florida. My dad used to make sure he never missed a chance to portray life on the ranch, and in our little town, as terrible. Insects, snakes, alligators, long drives for a store, hurricanes, droughts, no fire department for 20 miles, virtually no TV reception except late at night and using an expensive external antenna with rotor, limited access to health care, everything closed on Wed. afternoon but open ‘til nine on Sat., the list went on and on. I asked him why he was so negative once and he told me “It keeps the riffraff out!”

Small town life is certainly not for everyone, but for those who it's intended there's nothing better.

4 posted on 09/20/2008 5:16:41 AM PDT by jwparkerjr
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To: goldstategop

America has not seen this type of leader since John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan. A leader that captures our imagination and inspires us to dream and be great. A leader with a view that America is truly a great country. A shiny city on a hill.


5 posted on 09/20/2008 5:19:02 AM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative (Reagan conservatism is back ! .. Thank God for Sarah.)
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To: 4BoysMom
Well, I live in a decent sized city about seven blocks from and Ivy League wannabe. Honestly, they have no concept of anything outside their own sphere and no desire to know, either.

Go, Sarah. Show the world who really lives and works in the USA and keeps things humming along.

6 posted on 09/20/2008 5:23:26 AM PDT by Desdemona (Lipstick only until the election. The gloss has been sacrificed for the greater good.)
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To: 4BoysMom
Our country can't afford another one of these clowns. Harvard isn't the answer - Harvard's the problem.

AMEN! Harvard and The New York Times.

7 posted on 09/20/2008 5:30:21 AM PDT by libertylover (The problem with Obama is not that his skin is too black, it's that his ideas are too RED.)
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To: 4BoysMom
When they smear her, they're smearing every American who actually works for a living,

Out of the park, Ralph!

8 posted on 09/20/2008 5:31:41 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: 4BoysMom
This is the latest chapter in our nation's struggle to trust our leadership to professional politicans, or to extraordinary people who are ordinary citizens.

Even back during the days of the Founding Fathers, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson fought over this. Adams and Alexander Hamilton thought there should be a professional class of politicians, while Thomas Jefferson favored ordinary citizens running the government.

Here in Mississippi, despite the reputation we had for being a bunch of racist yahoos (Democrats like James K. Vardaman, Theodore Bilbo, and Ross Barnett), Mississippi politicians are actually rather mild-mannered and bland. We prefer our public servants to be professional politicians, going to Ole Miss/Jackson State, being in a prestigious fraternity (Sigma Chi/Alpha Kappa Alpha), going to Ole Miss law school, having connections to the politically powerful in Washington as Pages/Clerks/Chiefs of staff, being State Representatives, and eventually getting promoted to elected office. This system makes for excellent Representatives and Senators who can take orders (Thad Cochran, Roger Wicker, Trent Lott when he's not in charge of anything) and for winning big government contracts, but makes for horrible leaders. That's why the only President we've ever had was Jefferson Davis.

Personally, I can't stand that Mississippi politicians are so "polished". We rely on Government pork too much to boost our economy.

A "maverick" State like Alaska (along with wild west States like Colorado, Wyoming, and Arizona) makes for improbable stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

9 posted on 09/20/2008 5:34:10 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (The ObamaMae/BidenMac scandal is growing!!!)
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To: syriacus
I'd like to learn a little more about Palin's home state. Here's a start


10 posted on 09/20/2008 5:36:39 AM PDT by syriacus (Calling humans "pigs" is sec<ond-nature for anti-war radicals, Black Panthers + radical Islamists.)
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To: syriacus
Libs like a moose...as long as it's on a book cover

It's so nice to be able to enjoy a little touch of nature, right on your own bookshelf.


11 posted on 09/20/2008 5:40:02 AM PDT by syriacus (Calling humans "pigs" is sec<ond-nature for anti-war radicals, Black Panthers + radical Islamists.)
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To: libertylover

The Ivy Leagues are important in their own minds.

I had an uncle who went through Yale all the way and taught at Michigan State for over 30 years.

He said the only difference between the Ivy’s and a decent state school was the degree of difficulty getting in.


12 posted on 09/20/2008 5:55:19 AM PDT by Mrs.Z ("...you're a Democrat. You're expected to complain and offer no solutions." Denny Crane)
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To: 4BoysMom

LOVE IT!!!!!

Harvard is the PROBLEM!!!!

YES, indeedy. You got it. That ivory tower bull hockey is not convincing. I disahree with him on Bush II but I totally agree on Bush I not finishing off the Revolutionary Guard and definitely on that criminal Clinton, but his problem wasn’t from the Ivy League school he conned them into admitting him into.

McCain is the real deal and so is Sarah. AUTHENTICITY is the quality, not artifice like Obama. The man and woman of steel is what this country needs, not someone who bends with every breeze and gets tossed and turned with every breaker.


13 posted on 09/20/2008 5:57:26 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: syriacus

History Channel ran a great piece on Alaska last weekend. Check it out - they may re-run with interest high.


14 posted on 09/20/2008 6:03:23 AM PDT by SnarlinCubBear (~~ Visualize McPALIN ~~)
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To: 4BoysMom
I think what drives the Left particularly crazy is that Governor Palin is NOT an Ivy League graduate, so they think she doesn't have the "sophistication" to be Vice President.

Only one thing though: we don't want nuanced, "sophisticated" people to be President, because their elitist attitude makes them woefully "out of touch" with real people concerns.

15 posted on 09/20/2008 6:26:45 AM PDT by RayChuang88
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To: RayChuang88

I’ve been saying all along that Sarah will appeal to the blue collar workers in all the battleground states. My father owned a manufacturing company in PA. The first day of deer season may as well have been a paid holiday. Why do the dems always pretend to be hunters??? Kerry looking stupid and Hillary claiming she hunted. All the dems accused Sarah of being a pander to the women, I think she speaks volumes to the Hillary supporters in the big battleground states, woman or not.


16 posted on 09/20/2008 6:41:47 AM PDT by No Socialist
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To: 4BoysMom

Leftists are so parochial.


17 posted on 09/20/2008 6:43:20 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: 4BoysMom

I remember Barbara Streisand from many, many years ago, on Hugh Hefner’s tv program. She couldn’t put a sentence together and had no tv presence. She was a high school graduate, with no college, but she could sing. She still can’t put a proper sentence together, but she can sing and raise money for democrats.


18 posted on 09/20/2008 7:02:58 AM PDT by tillacum (Nobama, a man who is never in doubt and always in error, vote Republican)
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To: anniegetyourgun
When you think about it most of the leftist elites are parasites. Lieyers live off the blood and hard work of companies, small businesses, and individuals. Hollywood types take ticket money from the very people they despise and disparage. Union leaders can bring any business enterprise to its knees, and then scream when it limps away to another state or country. Leaders of the bureaucracy suck the incentive, and dreams slowly from our pursuit of happiness like blood sucking vampire bats. Then they all have the gall to criticize the very hosts they live off of. No wonder vampire books and shows are in vogue. Leftist can so relate.
19 posted on 09/20/2008 7:05:31 AM PDT by SantaLuz
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To: 4BoysMom; Jeff Head
Below are two reasons the Now Hags, HoH (Hussies of Hate), and rabid mouth foaming homosexuals pretending to be journalists are so insane re Sarah Palin:


20 posted on 09/20/2008 8:30:26 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (I do not want to know the type of person, who does not like Sarah Palin!)
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To: Grampa Dave

NOW, NOW, NOW...THERE THOSE LEFTISTS GO AGAIN.

21 posted on 09/20/2008 8:39:11 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head

NOW, NOW, NOW...THERE GOES THE LESBIAN,CARLA, LYING AGAIN.

22 posted on 09/20/2008 8:47:13 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (I do not want to know the type of person, who does not like Sarah Palin!)
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To: No Socialist
What Governor Palin has done is created a HUGE appeal to what the late President Nixon called the silent majority, ones who have REAL concerns and not the concerns of someone living on Manhattan, insider the Beltway in Washington, DC or west of La Cienaga Boulevard in Los Angeles County (e.g., all the elitist snobs).
23 posted on 09/20/2008 8:57:47 AM PDT by RayChuang88
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To: 4BoysMom
And go right ahead: Dismiss all of us who remember how, on the first day of deer season, our high school classrooms were half empty (not a problem at Andover or Exeter).

Yep.

I left California for Idaho in 1979. When I reported for work my first day in Idaho Falls, ID, the office was deserted except for a few secretaries. When I asked one of the secretaries, "where is everybody", she said "It's opening day of deer season".

24 posted on 09/20/2008 9:04:47 AM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (Sarah Palin "The Iron Lady from the North")
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To: 4BoysMom

"I'd rather be governed by the first 100 people in the Boston phone book than the Harvard faculty" William F. Buckley Jr.

25 posted on 09/20/2008 9:12:00 AM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (Sarah Palin "The Iron Lady from the North")
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To: goldstategop

Many people who live in big east or west coast cities i.e. libs have a dim idea of what goes on in the rest of the country. I’m reminded of a statement Kareem Abdul-Jabbar made when he found out he’d been drafted as the number one pick in 1969 by the Milwaukee Bucks. Farmers! He’d been drafted by farmers. Yes, that’s right, Milwaukee a city of more than half a million people was populated solely by farmers. I knew then that if a reasonably intelligent person like A-Jabbar could have a misconception like that, there must be millions more who thought the same.


26 posted on 09/20/2008 12:32:04 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: driftless2
Many people who live in big east or west coast cities i.e. libs have a dim idea of what goes on in the rest of the country.

Fact of the matter is that many of us out here in Flyover Country are more familiar with their dens than they are with ours.

All us hayseeds HAVE been to the city, y'know...

27 posted on 09/20/2008 12:35:56 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: 4BoysMom
... how the elites sniff at her as they peer down their bony noses at us all.

Que the pictures of "The Great ObamaNation" (Blessed be his name) looking down his nose as U.S..

28 posted on 09/20/2008 1:50:27 PM PDT by fella (.He that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough." Pv.28:19')
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To: Grampa Dave

That second photo may be one of the main reasons that Governor Palin is hated with such venom.

9 out of 10 babies discovered to have downs syndrome are aborted. Planned Parenthood and “Tiller the Killer” probably see photos such as this as a threat to their revenue stream.

Always follow the money...

Mark


29 posted on 09/20/2008 2:11:18 PM PDT by MarkL (Al Gore: The Greenhouse Gasbag! (heard on Bob Brinker's Money Talk))
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30 posted on 09/20/2008 9:10:58 PM PDT by Coleus (Abortion and Physician-assisted Murder (aka-Euthanasia), Don't Democrats just kill ya?)
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To: Mrs.Z
He said the only difference between the Ivy’s and a decent state school was the degree of difficulty getting in.

Something I've long suspected. Also, it's funny that colleges judge themselves by the quality of their incoming product, i.e., freshman SAT scores, not their outgoing product.

31 posted on 09/21/2008 5:08:37 AM PDT by libertylover (The problem with Obama is not that his skin is too black, it's that his ideas are too RED.)
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