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Politics of Palin

Sarah Palin says the “high heels” are out in full force. (It could be worse—she could have forgotten the lipstick!) Palin is going after Obama…questioning the democrat’s character and judgment. But as those of us who love watching “Loony Tunes” cartoons know quite well, that also means it is Open Hunting Season. Duck Season…No, Wabbit Season. Obama Season. Nope, Palin Season!

There’s an excellent piece in the September 29 issue of “Newsweek” magazine. It’s called: “When Atheists Attack” by Sam Harris, ( In Defense of Elitism).

Harris says Sarah Palin could make Christian Theocracy smell like apple pie! But he says, after watching her speech at the Republican National Convention, he subsequently found that Palin’s luster “can be much diminished by the absence of a teleprompter.”

According to Harris, Palin’s fans seem “inclined to forgive her for any indiscretion short of cannibalism.” He says however badly she stumbles; Palin’s supporters will blame it on the media…and the media’s “highfalutin assumption that, in the 21st century, only a reasonably well-educated person should be given command of our nuclear arsenal.”

Harris says Palin “comes to us, seeking the second most important job in the world, without any intellectual training relevant to the challenges and responsibilities that await her. There is nothing to suggest that she even sees a role for careful analysis or a deep understanding of world events when it comes to deciding the fate of a nation.”

Harris is equally tough on American voters. He says “when it comes to politics, there is a mad love of mediocrity in this country.” He says people who say they’re voting for Palin because “she is a mom. She knows what it’s like to be a mom” are displaying an uncanny, (and especially American), detachment from reality.

Harris lists the many problems awaiting the next administration. He includes issues like nuclear proliferation, Iraq, Afghanistan, climate change, the economy, Russian belligerence, the rise of China, failing American schools, infrastructure and the energy crisis. And he says “Sarah Palin does not seem competent even to rank these items in order of importance, much less address any one of them.”

According to Harris, “what is so unnerving about the candidacy of Sarah Palin is the degree to which she represents–and her supporters celebrate–the joyful marriage of confidence and ignorance. He notes that we want ‘elite’ troops to fight our wars, ‘elite’ athletes to represent us in competitions and ‘elite’ scientists to find cures for disease.” Yet, when it comes to the presidency, Americans apparently “consider it a virtue to shun any and all standards of excellence.”

Harris concludes by saying that with the nomination of Sarah Palin for the vice presidency, “the silliness of our politics has finally put our nation at risk.”

I say: “Go Sarah!” We need you to click-click your high-heeled way into Iran’s parliament and threaten to use your stilettos if they don’t immediately sign a nuclear treaty. We know you won’t blink, Sarah. You can do it. You’re a mom!


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