Skip to comments.The Atlantic: The Tragedy of Sarah Palin
Posted on 05/16/2011 6:40:48 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
From the moment Sarah Palins acceptance speech electrified the Republican convention, she was seen as an unbending, hard-charging, red-meat ideologueto which soon was added thin-skinned and vindictive. But a look at what Palin did while in office in Alaskathe only record she hasshows a very different politician: one who worked with Democrats to tame Big Oil and solve the great problem at the heart of the states politics. That Sarah Palin might have set the nation on a different course. What went wrong?
Its hard to escape Sarah Palin. On Facebook and Twitter, cable news and reality television, she is a constant object of dispute, the target or instigator of some distressingly large proportion of the political discourse. If she runs for presidentwell, brace yourself! But there is one place where a kind of collective resolve has been able to push her aside, make her a less suffocating presence than almost everywhere else: Alaska.
During a week spent traveling there recently, I learned that Palin occupies a place in the minds of most Alaskans roughly like that of an ex-spouse from a stormy marriage: shes a distant bad memory, and questions about her seem vaguely unwelcome. Visitors to Juneau, the capital and a haven for cruise-ship tourism, are hard-pressed to find signs of the states most famous citizenno Mama Grizzly memorabilia or T-shirts bearing her spunky slogans. Although the town was buzzing with politics because the legislature was in session, talk of Palin mainly revolved around a rumored Democratic poll showing her to be less popular in Alaska right now than Barack Obama. The only tangible evidence I saw was her official portrait in the capitol and a small sign in the window of a seedy-looking gift shop advertising Sarah Palin toilet paper. Alaska has moved on.
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The Atlantic? “Nuff said.
They knew it the first time they saw her.
It's why they go insane ever time they think of her.
Born February 11, 1964 in Sandpoint, ID (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)
Charles R Heath, born in ID
Sarah Sheeran, born in WI
Both parents were US Citizens at the time of her birth (Meets the Jus Sanguinis Requirement)
Sarah Palin is a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN unlike Comrade Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama.
> she was seen as an unbending, hard-charging, red-meat
> ideologueto which soon was added thin-skinned
> and vindictive.
This description applies better to the Communist ideologue, narcissist, Metrosexual-in-Chief 0bamao than it does to Sarah Palin.
For him, however, I would replace “red-meat” with “red-soviet”.
I’d like to hear from people in Alaska if Sarah really is a distant bad memory. If so, I don’t get it. She had astronomically high ratings there. Maybe Alaskans aren’t as independent minded as they like to think if the steady stream of MSM anti-Sarah poison has changed their POV.
Is it just me, or is The Atlantic more obsessed with Palin than any other lame stream media outlet?
You see, this is how the left judges...you have to be a pop-star for them to like you. Name one other politician that has T-shirts with their likeness or message being sold now--other than that media/Soros/ creation, Husseim obama.
If Sarah did have a T-shirt, it should read "It's the Communism Stupid."
At the order of the DemocRAT party the media destroyed Sarah Palin through vicious unwarranted attacks on her and her family, virtually from the first moment she was announced as McCain’s running mate. Now they have the nerve to ask what happened to her.
“...unbending, hard-charging, red-meat ideologueto which soon was added thin-skinned and vindictive.
Only by the propagandizing, bitchy Commie queers who lie for The Atlantic.
“Palin also committed more-serious ethical breaches. The most notorious of these involved her attempts to get her former brother-in-law, a state trooper, fired, “
-The trooper who had threatened to kill the governors father.
“and included Palins removal of the troopers boss when he didnt comply with her wish.”
The trooper who had broken his own wife’s arm in a domestic dispute.
All of a sudden, there’s more media trashing Sarah. They are are trying to destroy her chances of running. And she’s been very quiet lately. There’s a chance she won’t run, but I think she will. When she declares, the whole thing is going to erupt. There are a bunch of folks waiting patiently. At least some of us are.
Whether your a Palin fan or not - it’s gonna get ugly and be a whole lot of fun.
RE: All of a sudden, theres more media trashing Sarah
Yep, and she has not even announced her intention of running, much less formed an exploratory committee like Michele Bachmann.
Let’s face it, the left IS afraid that she will run. She is the candidate they fear most.
That’s why there is so much effort promoting the likes of Mitt Romney...
If I’m not mistaken Gov. Palin has already stated she doesn’t need a exploratory committee. When Sarah goes it full throttle campaign mode.
-- William Shakespeare
"Don't forget the Obama-Rumpswabbing Media"
-- Fed up, disgusted Americans
This is the time for Sarah to step up to the plate! America needs her more than ever. Yes, the leftwing press will attempt to asassinate her daily. If she loses, then this nation (formerly under God) will get the just results of 4 more years of the pretender Obama. At this point it’s not about Sarah, It’s about the republic and we the people need to stand up and give this greatest gift of God one more chance to survive. May God be with you Sarah, America, and the State of Israel!