Thursday, October 30, 2008

Former Ms. Magazine Editor in Chief: "Palin's A Brainiac."

I love blogging: Obama's an empty suit! Palin's a brainiac! Both are true! Take it from Pres. Sarkozy, and Elaine Lafferty:
As Fred Barnes—God help me, I'm agreeing with Fred Barnes—suggests in the Weekly Standard, these high toned and authoritative dismissals [of Palin's intelligence] come from people who have never met or spoken with Sarah Palin. Those who know her, love her or hate her, offer no such criticism. They know what I know, and I learned it from spending just a little time traveling on the cramped campaign plane this week: Sarah Palin is very smart.
[Palin's is] a mind that is thoughtful, curious, with a discernible pattern of associative thinking and insight. Palin asks questions, and probes linkages and logic that bring to mind a quirky law professor I once had. Palin is more than a “quick study”; I'd heard rumors around the campaign of her photographic memory and, frankly, I watched it in action. She sees. She processes. She questions, and only then, she acts. What is often called her “confidence” is actually a rarity in national politics: I saw a woman who knows exactly who she is.

For all those old enough to remember Senator Sam Ervin, the brilliant strict constitutional constructionist and chairman of the Senate Watergate Committee whose patois included “I'm just a country lawyer”… Yup, Palin is that smart.

Remember, in 1988, how Gov. Dukakis looked out of place in the tank and helmet? Does Gov. Palin look similarly out of place in helmet and fatigue pants? Hardly. Put her on the gun. Drive towards CBS and MSNBC reporters. See what happens.

"I saw a woman who knows exactly who she is."

My point exactly! This is Sarah Palin's strength. She knows what her talents are, and that she has nothing to hide. She understands conservative thinking. She has faith in God. The chick is strong. She's a contendah.


The blue jeans clad Governor dances and sways to Gretchen Wilson's "Redneck Woman". Notice, when it comes time for the crowd to sing(2:00 mark), the younger Moms behind her know the words, and Sarah knows the song also. This song must be striking a chord. Gretchen Wilson did make it into an irresistible video. lyrics

The Governor decides, just barely, yelling "Hell Yeah!" would be indecorous. Get half a beer down her and she would punt decorum. Get two beers down her and she would gleefully kick K. Couric's and C. Matthews' tushes.


Webutante said...
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Webutante said...

Great post, Greg.

Having lived in the West part-time for two decades, I've gotten to know and lobr that amazing western woman spirit that a woman like Palin embody---smart-as-a-whip, she is. That spirit can do anything she has to, improvise as necessary and learn whatever she needs to in a hurry to make good use of it. Contrast that to some of my eastern elite friends who can't drive a car, cook a casserole, open a bank statement or go into the great outdoors alone. BUT these elites who are so offended by Palin can call a chauffeur, order take out and maid service.

There is no comparison. I can't tell you how comfortable I would be if the unthinkable happened and destiny put her in the White House.

Palin is a winner no matter what happens. But to read that endorsement by the former Ms. Mag woman is incredible. Will link to it later. Thanks.

P.S. I deleted the above comment because I called you Greg, I suddenly got afraid I got it wrong again and wanted to go back and look again so I wouldn't do it again.

Paul Gordon said...

Aw, admit it, Deb:

You just deleted and reposted to hype up the number of comments on his blog, being the classy and considerate lady you are. :-)

Totally agre with you on Palin.

I'm almost sorry that my area (Houston) is not considered a battleground area, because in that case she would have had a rally here. I'd have loved to attend.

gcotharn said...

Jane, I was just teasing you about my name. You can call me anything.. Gurvis, or whatever. I do enjoy that you went back to double check the name. That is fun and funny.

Paul, I also would enthusiastically attend a Palin rally and cheer in the crowd. There are yin-yang plusses to not being a battleground state: less political ads, less campaign workers at the mall, less campaign workers knocking on doors. Hooray!

Webutante said...

I'm afraid I'm not myself in front of this spelling, editing is even worse than usual. But perhaps it won't matter once we're all headed to the gulag together....a joke, sorta.