Skip to comments.Former Montana Governor Offers Insights into Palin, Politics
Posted on 10/10/2008 3:50:35 AM PDT by Daryl L.Hunter
Montanas former Gov. Judy Martz, a Republican who served from 2001 to 2005, said her tenure in politics offers unique insight into Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin.
Heres what Martz learned: The womens movement is hypocritical, Martz said, because it doesnt celebrate all women, only those who align themselves with it. Too often the press ignores policy, favoring gaffes instead. Politics is tough on families. And although the electorate continually asks for authenticity, it seems to reward the phonies.
The connection between Martz and Palin is less direct than intuitive. The two have never met. Yet, like Palin, Martz is a woman for whom faith is primary. Both are conservative, socially, and very much pro-business. Both are confident in front of crowds but lack the stick-to-the-script-iveness or rhetorical seamlessness that typifies polished politicians like George W. Bush or Bill Clinton.
Plus, their home statesMontana and Alaskaoccupy similar places in the national consciousness. To America, the wide-open spaces and natural resources of the two states convey a sense of unbridled freedom and bounty. Their small populations recall Americas mythical heritage of simplicity, order and unquestioned faith.
Isnt that what Palin brings to McCains ticket? An air of the frontier?
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Very well said.
Nice article! Thanks!
Just a bit of trivia about Judy Morstein (Martz): 1964 Olympic speedskater.
Those christian athletes really know how to win don't they?
“The womens movement is hypocritical, Martz said, because it doesnt celebrate all women, only those who align themselves with it.” Exactly!
Well, just as long as she’s not related to Mike Martz, who messed up the Rams as headcoach (after building them up as Offensive Coordinator)
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Besides being a pretty good governor, she can drink Cuervo and tell stories with the best of them.
You've got to be kidding me...
I believe they are saying he is polished because he got elected twice...