Noonan Describes Palin…Well

July 14, 2009 at 8:18 pm 2 comments

Peggy Noonan writes fairly accurately (and with awesomefulness) about Sarah in “A Farewell to Harms”.   I think Palin is good for the rebuilding process.  The more people like her are in the party, the more likely it is to see that it needs to rebuild itself.  The best way to eliminate the bible-thumping, science-hating, neo-con, “everyone has to see the world like I do” people…is to have them step right up to the front.   Bush & Cheney are helping eradicate the imperialism and hopefully Palin will help elminate the bible-thumpalism.  I can’t wait until she runs for President! 

Feel free to use my two new words, just throw me a bone! 

From A Farewell to Harms:

Sarah Palin’s resignation gives Republicans a new opportunity to see her plain—to review the bidding, see her strengths, acknowledge her limits, and let go of her drama. It is an opportunity they should take. They mean to rebuild a great party. They need to do it on solid ground.

In television interviews she was out of her depth in a shallow pool. She was limited in her ability to explain and defend her positions, and sometimes in knowing them. She couldn’t say what she read because she didn’t read anything. She was utterly unconcerned by all this and seemed in fact rather proud of it: It was evidence of her authenticity. She experienced criticism as both partisan and cruel because she could see no truth in any of it. She wasn’t thoughtful enough to know she wasn’t thoughtful enough. Her presentation up to the end has been scattered, illogical, manipulative and self-referential to the point of self-reverence. “I’m not wired that way,” “I’m not a quitter,” “I’m standing up for our values.” I’m, I’m, I’m. 

In another age it might not have been terrible, but here and now it was actually rather horrifying.



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