I love this headline: Sarah Palin’s bus tour prompts confusion on Day 2. Of course, the confusion isn’t anything on Sarah Palin’s part, it’s confusion for the mainstream dino-media Beltway types as to: a) what this Sarah Palin “One Nation” bus tour is all about, b) what her bus tour schedule is and where it is going next, and c) why isn’t she cozying up to the media about her plans so that they’re not confused?
Lemme tell you a little something that I love and respect about Sarah Palin, if it will help alleviate said “confusion”: Sarah Palin despises the mainstream dino-media and the Beltway bum-kissing insiders, and she doesn’t feel she has to kow-tow to them (or to anyone, for that matter). Sarah Palin also knows that the feeling of said mainstream dino-media / Beltway bum-kissing insiders is mutual. She despises them, they despise her. But here’s the kicker: she knows they need her for a headline or a ginned up controversy a hell of a lot more than she needs them. And they’re pissed off about it.
While I’m not the most avid Sarah Palin supporter (although, truth be told, I admire and respect her political chops), I have to give her credit for the way she can get the mainstream dino-media’s panties all in a knot as they try to figure out her next move. Consider: she attends the “Rolling Thunder” biker rally outide Washington, D.C., and what is her comment? That she “loves the smell of [motorcycle] emissions”. That alone is enough to cause your progressive / liberal / Democrat tree-hugger to spew their soy-based organic yogurt across their morning New York Times or Washington Post. It just goes to illustrate just how much she knows how to twist the knife in the backs of those who absolutely, positively, hate her (and yes, I use the term hate because that’s how most of your so-called “tolerant” and “accepting” liberals feel about her).
After all, Hell hath no hatred or rage like a liberal scorned.
Is Sarah Palin running for President? I don’t know, and frankly, I don’t care. If she does, she’ll have to stand up there at the GOP debates like all the others and make her case as to why she should be the one chosen to run against Barack Obama in 2012. Would I vote for her? Hell, yes. But then again, I’ll vote for whoever is running against Barack Obama – even the cashier at the local Fry’s would do fine as far as I’m concerned – the feeling being, they can’t screw up this country anymore than this socialist clown has. And at least I’ll know: a) they were actually born in the United States, and b) what their preferred religion is.
And please, spare me the tired meme that Sarah Palin isn’t qualified or experienced enough for the White House. Compared to the present Campaigner-in-Chief (or should I say, Golfer-in-Chief) – y’know, the one who is presently presiding over all that “unexpected” bad news about the economy – Sarah Palin is no more or no less qualified than Barack Obama ever dreamed of being when he announced his presidential aspirations. If you want to talk about Palin’s qualifications or lack thereof, go right ahead, but if given the choice, I’d rather support someone who at least knows how to run a state vs. some “community organizer” who couldn’t even run a lemonade stand if asked to.
Like her or not, admire her or not, hate her if you will, Sarah Palin is a unique animal in the political arena circa 2011. She refuses to play by rules that others who have no business making them have set down. She defies conventional wisdom and pisses off the mainstream dino-media and Beltway insiders because she refuses to play the game. She’s already seen what that is like up close, and she’s wisely chosen to follow that old adage, “fool me once shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me”. Whether she is ultimately successful in playing the role of “ultimate outsider” in a way that translates behavior into votes is a whole ‘nutha thing, but one has to respect her moxie and her ability to turn so-called “conventional wisdom” on its head. And push the limits while doing so.
The fact that she’s playing the mainstream dino-media and the Beltway bum-kissing insider elitists for fools is a good start, as far as I’m concerned.