Skip to comments.Sarah Palin, meet Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (Juan Cole at Salon... Mother of all BARF!!!)
Posted on 08/03/2009 12:27:54 PM PDT by SolidWood
Aug. 3, 2009 | Is Sarah Palin America's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad? The two differ in many key respects, of course, but it is remarkable how similar they are. There are uncanny parallels in their biographies, their domestic politics and the way they present themselves -- even in their rocky relationships with party elders.
Both are former governors of a northwest frontier state with great natural beauty (in Ahmadinejad's case, Ardabil). Both are known for saying things that produce a classic Scooby-Doo double take in their audiences. Both appeal to a sort of wounded nationalism, speaking of the sacrifice of dedicated troops for an often feckless public, and identifying themselves with the common soldier. They are vigilant against foreign designs on their countries and insist on energy and other independence.
But above all, both are populists who claim to represent the little people against wily and unscrupulous elites, and against pampered upper-middle-class yuppies pretending to be the voice of democracy. Together, they tell us something about dangerous competing populisms in an age of globalization.
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Don't give them a click... unless you want to make your hair stand up in disgust.
Juan Mole equates American gun-owners with the mullah "baseej" thugs, who actually are the soulmates of ACORN.
This drivel is the new low.
Is this idiot insane or what? My God what idiocy.
Wow, I did not know that Sarah Palin had loudly and repeatedly promised the nuclear destruction of Israel and buddied up to Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro!
Leave Juan a little comment: email@example.com
Okay, that’s just stupid.
In college I once had an English paper returned with just two words scratched on it by the teacher: “Very Contrived”
Juan Cole: “Very Contrived”
It’s the human instinct to see patterns where there are none.
Coming up next: Sarah Palin and Eva Peron!
She’s taller, for one thing :>)
You are a Jerk JUAN
I am the farthest thing from a Sarahlian, but comparing her to Ahmedinajad is something worthy of a 15-year old writing at a high school newspaper. Juan Cole is proof that those who can’t do teach, and those that can’t teach wind up at Wolverine U.
Dear Juan, whatever drugs you are taking, I suggest you stop taking them immediately. They are destroying your last brain cell.
Good luck in your endeavor,
GEEE, I didn’t know SARAH had taken American Embassy employees Hostage. Who knew.
Hey Juan. Get a clue.
I think this guy takes the term nut job to a WHOLE new level. I think he meant to compare Obama to Ahmadinejad
Both are former governors of a northwest frontier state with great natural beauty
Wow! That's gonna prove it!
Email to the retard sent.
but comparing her to Ahmedinajad is something worthy of a 15-year old writing at a high school newspaper.
Yes, I don’t know too many Mid-East scholars who reference “Scooby-Doo.”
LOL. I guess they don’t have anything else to write about Sarah.
During the Palin/McCain campaign, Palin heard her uneducated supporters yell horrible things about Obama and not once did she stop the crowds from doing so. McCain, on the other hand corrected an uneducated supporter who said Obama was an Arab. McCain took the time to set the deranged woman straight.
They’re missing her already.
YOUR LINK TRIED TO HIGHJACK MY PC.