Richard Ivory, of Hip Hop Republicans & Republicans for Black Empowerment wrote an interested piece: Sarah Palin – She’s Not Just a Pretty Face
To those waiting with bated breath for that favorite media catchphrase, the ‘U-turn’, I have only one thing to say: “You turn if you want to. The lady’s not for turning.” - Margaret Thatcher […]
Her life story and the lyrics from the song capture the lives of millions of middle-class Americans - mostly mothers who see Palin as one of them. Very protective of her, many of these soccer mom types , believe that if she can do it then surely they can too! Palin’s conservative feminism appeals to them because it emphasizes the values of hard work outside the home while at the same time maintaining a family.
Despite all of her accomplishments as a politician, first as Mayor and then Governor,she is still viewed by many as not intelligent and thus unworthy of the Presidency. Pundits on both The Right & The Left critique her every move trying to gleam something new from each comment. How she is viewed in the larger public is based primarily on where you live and what issues you believe are genuinely important. The divide we see today with Palin, highlights the deep ideological divide within the nation itself. […]
If Palin, nevertheless, can win over skeptical Independents (something that she has a history of doing) then she can win the Presidency. It will take some time but make no doubt if Obama and Bush can be elected then Sarah Palin can also be elected. I understand the skeptics, but this is America folks and anything is possible! Sarah Palin is not the idiot that liberals and recently some Conservatives would have you believe. She is deeply intelligent and incredibly capable. She is not a professor, she is not an Ivy Leaguer, she is not a Kennedy but, she is Sarah.
If, after four years, the Obama Administration and his “hopey changey thingy” fails to manifest; and if, after four years, you ask the American public who they would prefer to have a beer with Sarah or Obama and polls show the answer to be Sarah Palin, then the planets will have already realigned for her and she is on her way to the presidency.
Her story, if it is to be written, will be written by her not by pundits in DC or by Vanity Fair. Prime Minister Winston Churchill once said about those questioning his own legacy: “History will be kind to me for I intend to write it. One can only suspect that Palin agrees whole heartedly.