"Just Tell Them...
I have worked 40 years to make the Women's Suffrage platform broad enough for Atheists and Agnostics to stand upon, and now if need be I will fight the next 40 to keep it Catholic enough to permit the straightest Orthodox religionist to speak or pray and count her beads upon."
Susan B. Anthony
Susan B. Anthony
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
The PUMAsphere is Split, But I have Made Up My Mind: Sarah or Hillary Are Fine By Me
First of all, I will admit to this much:
Sarah Palin needs to consult with some decent speech writers. I believe she often says things that could be worded better. And I believe she WILL. Just as Obama learned what he could say about "typical white people" the hard way. Sarah will learn what she can say about "typical gay people."
Listen, PCness is not easy. It comes more easily to folks that are schooled at Hahvahd and such. But even they can screw it up. (As did Obama in more than one situation.) This is the cost of putting political neophytes on the fast track to national office. The learning curve is steep. Hillary and Mac had both mastered the lingo. Ivoted for both of them. But they both "lost." That is life in the American Idol milieu that the citizenry allows to dominate it's politics.
I have heard Sarah, in her own words, say that abortion should never be criminalized. I believe that was under the intense pressure of Katie Couric... for her to say otherwise.
I really wish that my PUMA friends would be more careful about going back in time and pulling out quotes from a Sarah Palin that was campaigning before only Wasillans, or even Alaskans. Times change. Even for Pols. Sometimes... the change happens at warp speed, right before our eyes. (Just as it did with Obama, who essentially gave a couple of speeches and hired an Ivy League speech writer as his qualifications for the highest office in the land.) Sarah is learning. Faster than most of us could.
My mind is made up. :
I will support Sarah or Hillary. Whomever runs for the White House FIRST.
If they both run in 2016... all the better. Cuz we can all support a woman, whether we want to or not. And we can't lose..... no matter which side wins!
I really do not need to come to the PUMAsphere, day after day, for a synopsis of Palin's shortcomings. I am aware of them, as are most... if not all... PUMAs. We are the smart ones. Remember? We read and listen to original sources as a matter of policy.
I am simply drawing a different set of conclusions from the ones you may be. That doesn't mean I am stupid.
Honestly, though, I can get plenty of "education" about Palin's shortcomings from outside of my PUMA family. If I want that, I'll look for it. Just Sayin'...
It's getting a little bit preachy in here.