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Former Montana Governor Offers Insights into Palin, Politics
New West ^ | 10-09-08 | Robert Struckman

Posted on 10/10/2008 3:50:35 AM PDT by Daryl L.Hunter

Montana’s 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.

Here’s what Martz learned: The women’s movement is hypocritical, Martz said, because it doesn’t 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 states—Montana and Alaska—occupy 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 America’s mythical heritage of simplicity, order and unquestioned faith.

Isn’t that what Palin brings to McCain’s ticket? An air of the frontier?

(Excerpt) Read more at newwest.net ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Montana
KEYWORDS: gop; judymartz; mt2008; sarahpalin
Judy Martz as a former republican governor and a woman provides unique insights.
1 posted on 10/10/2008 3:50:36 AM PDT by Daryl L.Hunter
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To: Daryl L.Hunter

Very well said.


2 posted on 10/10/2008 3:55:32 AM PDT by blueyon (Every one will have their 15 mins under the bus)
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To: Daryl L.Hunter

Nice article! Thanks!


3 posted on 10/10/2008 3:58:46 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: Daryl L.Hunter

Just a bit of trivia about Judy Morstein (Martz): 1964 Olympic speedskater.


4 posted on 10/10/2008 4:21:51 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (President Bush has let me down! Palin in 2012!)
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To: Bushbacker1
Just a bit of trivia about Judy Morstein (Martz): 1964 Olympic speedskater.

Those christian athletes really know how to win don't they?

Daryl L. Hunter

5 posted on 10/10/2008 4:28:36 AM PDT by Daryl L.Hunter (Pacifists are the unwitting ally of the enemy!)
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To: Daryl L.Hunter

“The women’s movement is hypocritical, Martz said, because it doesn’t celebrate all women, only those who align themselves with it.” Exactly!


6 posted on 10/10/2008 4:33:18 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: Daryl L.Hunter

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)


7 posted on 10/10/2008 5:01:47 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("[Gov. Sarah Palin] is Phyllis Schlafly, only younger." -- Gloria Steinem)
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To: CholeraJoe

ping to you


8 posted on 10/10/2008 5:02:18 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Daryl L.Hunter
Here’s what Martz learned: The women’s movement is hypocritical...

Ya think?

9 posted on 10/10/2008 5:06:59 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: xsmommy

Besides being a pretty good governor, she can drink Cuervo and tell stories with the best of them.


10 posted on 10/10/2008 5:08:34 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (Clinging bitterly to religion and guns. My Bible cover has a holster on the back.)
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To: Daryl L.Hunter; Saint Athanasius
polished politicians like George W. Bush

You've got to be kidding me...

11 posted on 10/10/2008 6:12:42 AM PDT by rhinohunter
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To: rhinohunter

I believe they are saying he is polished because he got elected twice...


12 posted on 10/10/2008 7:11:46 AM PDT by Saint Athanasius ("I've noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born." - Ronald Reagan)
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