Thursday, September 25, 2008

Hot Damn, I Love That Woman!

“They will take the phrase ‘under God’ away from me when my cold, dead lips can no longer utter those words”
- Mayor of Wasilla, AK, Sarah Palin in a letter to a San Francisco newspaper

Here's more:
“Dear Editor,” Palin wrote in 2002. “San Francisco judges forbidding our Pledge of Allegiance? They will take the phrase ‘under God’ away from me when my cold, dead lips can no longer utter those words,” Palin wrote.

“God Bless America,” she concluded.

Hundreds of notes and letters
Palin’s letter to the editor is one of hundreds of personal notes and letters written by the former Mayor, and obtained this week to NBC News and others. The documents shed light on the management style--and personality--of the small town mayor turned vice presidential candidate.

There are few headline grabbers in the lot. Even Palin’s Pledge-of-Allegiance rant was a commonly held view at the time. (The U.S. Supreme Court later overturned the ruling on technical grounds. But not before Palin pushed through a city resolution stating that the Wasilla City Council “shall continue to recite America’s Pledge of Allegiance, in its entirety, including and especially the words, ‘…one nation, under God…”)

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At 9/25/2008 9:04 PM, Blogger Tito Edwards said...

Just watch the liberals squirm in their seats!

At 9/25/2008 9:05 PM, Blogger Jay Anderson said...

Yeah, the "Usual Suspects" will drop a pantload when they hear about this one.

At 9/25/2008 9:58 PM, Blogger Mark_McNally said...

I love her too.

At 9/26/2008 4:31 PM, Blogger LargeBill said...

She says the things we wish other politicians had the courage to say.

At 9/26/2008 6:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't get me wrong: I think Sarah Palin is on the right side of many issues, and that her personality and leadership style have a lot of refreshing qualities ... But am I the only one who's not terribly impressed by some of the interview snippets so far? For example, why this insistence on standing by the "see Russia" comment when it would be so much more effective to redirect to her real strengths?

I know that being smart doesn't make you a great President or even a good leader, but it seems to me that there's at least a minium level of sophistication you have to have if you're potentially going to be the leader of the U.S. I don't think she's shown that (yet).

At 9/27/2008 10:37 AM, Anonymous ann said...

What I think Gov Palin deserves right now is a break. Just give her a break. She doesn't have to get everything right the first time.

The American press isn't interested in her political stances or her values. All they're interested in is tripping her up, period.

None of us starts any endeavor at the peak level of sophistication. We work our way there, just as Palin is working her way there, and she has enormously more pressure against her--a leftist press, for starters.

Part of the problem is that America is far too provincial for many Americans who are more interested in being Eurotrash. An authentic American appears and we're momentarily dazed at the absence of pretentiousness.

And her critics despise her for that very reason.

At 9/27/2008 11:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let them squirm (and OD on their Koolaid)

At 9/27/2008 2:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree that the press has been unfairly harsh on her, but she doesn't get a free pass. She needs to demonstrate that she has at least a basic grasp of the issues; all the authenticity in the world can't compensate for that.

That's my big concern: Even with the benefit of some time to prepare for the press, she still hasn't shown her competency. It's okay to be a little rough around the edges, or even poor at public oratory -- those things can be excused. The substance has to be there, though. And that's what (unfortunately) seems to be lacking.

At 9/28/2008 8:13 AM, Anonymous ann said...

She hasn't shown incompetency and, in truth, she has held up well under the attacks--and that's just what they are--unwarranted attacks from the left. Her principals are what the MSM, in actuality, oppose, not any lack of knowledge she may have.

Getting on with the press is not a prerequisite for success in government. She has already proven that she can handle pressure and that she understands the issues facing the country. That a good deal of what she has said regarding those issues has deliberately been kept from the public by the press certainly adds to the view that she's not competent.

Seems the best experience she's getting now is keeping the hostility from the MSM and the Democrats at bay--.


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