"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
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Conservative Snobs Are Wrong About Sarah Palin. She is Actually Quite "Thatcherean."
So A FRIEND OF MAGGIE THATCHER'S tells us.
And I quote:
"(Sarah) has plenty of time, probably eight years, to analyze America's problems, recruit her own expert advice, and develop conservative solutions to them. She has obvious intelligence, drive, serious moral character, and a Reaganesque likability. Her likely Republican rivals such as Bobby Jindal and Mitt Romney, not to mention Barack Obama, have most of these same qualities too. But she shares with Mrs. Thatcher a very rare charisma. As Ronnie Millar, the latter's speechwriter and a successful playwright, used to say in theatrical tones: She may be depressed, ill-dressed and having a bad hair day, but when the curtain rises, out onto the stage she steps looking like a billion dollars. That's the mark of a star, dear boy. They rise to the big occasions.
Mrs. Palin had four big occasions in the late, doomed Republican campaign: her introduction by John McCain in Ohio, her speech at the GOP convention, her vice-presidential debate with Sen. Joe Biden, and her appearance on Saturday Night Live. With minimal preparation, she rose to all four of them. That's the mark of star.
If conservative intellectuals, Republican operatives and McCain "handlers" can't see it, then so much the worse for them."
And, yes, I agree with the eight years comment. I really don't want them to run Sarah for president until she is guaranteed a win. And... after eight years of Obama's Chicago flim-flammery ... the nation will be poised to elect a straight talking Alaskan. Sarah will still be quite young, too!
PS. I saw Sarah at one of the occasions mentioned in this article. It was her introduction in Ohio. And BOY DID SHE rise to that occasion. Just sayin'.