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02 September 2008
Democrats just don't get the Sarah Palin appeal
It's nice to see the regular media catching up with the blogs. Only now is the British press waking up to the fact that Governor Sarah Palin is a decided asset to the McCain campaign, something which readers of this friendly old Exile could read yesterday. From the Guardian to the Independent, that theme is finally being hammered home: John McCain really played a blinder when he chose this prime MILF as his running mate.

So why are the Democrats making it even easier for McCain to win? Taking that Independent piece as an example, we have this wonderful paragraph:
Yesterday the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Jane Smiley fulminated: "How does she square her role as a mother and a politician? If she produced a child at 44, I want to know if she believes in birth control, because birth control is a political issue. I also want to know her views on the government's obligations to the disabled. Do the disabled children of rich people get special treatment?" Nice one, Smiley.
Nice one, Smiley, indeed, because what Jane Smiley seemed to be saying is that Sarah Palin almost had no right to give birth to her fifth child in April of this year. Surely the whole point about the right to choose is that it involves the exercising of that right? What some American democrats seem to be saying is that a right only exists when people exercise it in the approved, liberal way.

Leading on from this there seems to be an air of complete incomprehension on the part of some liberal Americans as to just what the Sarah Louise Palin appeal actually is. For Dee Dee Myers, Bill Clinton's former press secretary, that incomprehension is total: "Unlike (Hilary) Clinton, Palin hasn't been a strong national voice on women's issues. She hasn't been at the barricades, fighting for women's health, equal pay, economic security."

No, that's the point. She isn't some strident harridan who screams and shouts. She managed to be a wife, mother and politician all at the same time - and she has just given birth to a baby with Down Syndrome that she refused to abort.

That appeal goes straight the the hearts of millions of women who struggle to look nice, whilst working all day, and bringing up their families. The fact that the Obama supporters just can't get to grips with this simple truth is yet another worrying example of just how out of touch they are with ordinary Americans.

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7 Comments:

"the the hearts of millions of women who struggle to look nice, whilst working all day, and bringing up their families"

And what is on offer for millions of men who 'struggle to look nice, whilst working all day, and bringing up their families'?

2 September 2008 at 08:11  

We don't have to bother, thank fuck. One pair of shoes is enough for any normal man.

2 September 2008 at 08:26  

I have to be honest. I have a vote in this and have no idea which way I am going to go. I have never struggled to chose- this time I am.
TC

2 September 2008 at 09:55  

Hello sweetie, how are you? Chaps, this girl has a great site which discusses the social work filth, but guess what? She forgot to leave us a link to it in her posting. What can I say? Come on kiddo, free publicity and all that...

I don't really care who wins, and all I am doing is watching the show unfold. There is no great difference in the economic policies on offer, so I will not cheer for either team.

That said, Sarah Palin is a serious MILF - as are you - and she would give a corpse a blue veiner - as would you. However you are not running for the position of VPILF, are you?

The Democrats are also getting on my nerves with their failure to understand why Sarah is popular. People like that deserve a caning that will leave their arses stinging and that I suspect is what they will get in November.

2 September 2008 at 10:06  

"So why are the Democrats making it even easier for McCain to win?"

"What some American democrats seem to be saying is that a right only exists when people exercise it in the approved, liberal way."

"...there seems to be an air of complete incomprehension on the part of some liberal Americans as to just what the Sarah Louise Palin appeal actually is."

Exile, you have analyzed this subject so well, I have nothing to add. Except, of course, to tell you that I couldn't agree more.

4 September 2008 at 01:56  

I am working on a theory of what I have tentatively called liberal-authoritarianism, which might see the light of day very soon, depending on how I feel.

In the meantime, thanks for you kind words. Have you any idea how depressing it is to be right? It's like sitting on a motorway service area and watching the multiple car crash going on below. You saw it happen, could point out what needed to be done, but the pileup still happened.

4 September 2008 at 04:59  

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told ministry students at her former church that the United States sent troops to fight in the Iraq war on a "task that is from God."

In an address last June, the Republican vice presidential candidate also urged ministry students to pray for a plan to build a $30 billion natural gas pipeline in the state, calling it "God's will."


Oh dear.
Sarah Palin is as wonky as McCain.

4 September 2008 at 19:46  

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