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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Why Do We Like Sarah Palin?

Hello again. I decided to take a little time off from lunch to speak up here. Earlier today an acquaintance here on campus overheard me talking to a friend about Sarah Palin. Wrinkling her nose, she condescendingly asked "Why do you like that opportunistic b*tch?"

Needless to say I was taken aback by this. I do not discuss politics with her. I purposefully avoid it because she is, as Thomas would proclaim, "numb from the brain down, politically speaking." Yes, she is a liberal, and yes she has bragged she will vote for the man who will bring change to this nation.

The problem is, and I did point this out to her, Barack Obama does not have a record of reform. The lone piece of legislation he has worked on -- that he continually brags about working with Tom Coburn on -- was on congressional ethics reform. It had little to do with tightening ethics rules, and absolutely nothing to do with reform.

He has voted with his party -- both in the US Congress and the Illinois state senate -- over 95% of the time. And he NEVER challenged the corrupt Chicago machine. In fact no one in the media dares to shed a light on those ties despite the fact that one of his closest associates has been convicted of corruption, and another is still under investigation by Patrick Fitzgerald. Convicted Chicago fixer Tony Rezko has recently told Mr. Fitzgerald that he will tell him what he needs to bring down Governor Rod Blagojevich.

But back to the answer to her question -- why do we like Sarah Palin? Because she is one of us. She is someone who has worked her way through life, without any help from the government. She entered politics as a reformer after seeing that she could change things for the better on Wasilla's city council, and then later as Wasilla's mayor. She was willing to take on the corruption in her own party in her run for governor, and has successfully served the people of her state in the two years she has been governor.

Barack Obama and Joe Biden do not have a record even close to hers. They are partisan liberals that will bring a liberal agenda to this nation which means a larger government, higher taxes, and more entitlements. That is not the sort of change this nation needs right now. Washington is broken, and filled with those who believe the best way they can serve the people is to direct pork-spending back to their home states. That is not what we ask of our representatives in Congress. The government has a specific set of duties outlined int he Preamble of the Constitution:

We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

The Constitution outlines the limits of the government and it's three branches. What Barack Obama proposes for the nation stands in stark contrast to the founding of the nation. Sarah Palin embraces the founding principles, and stands with John McCain with a promise to uphold those ideals.

This, of course, was not my response to her. I lacked the time to go into detail. After she asked the question I simply smiled and told her that I liked Sarah because I was Sarah; we all are. I also added "Why do you like Senator Obama given the questions that still surround him? He is, after all, an enigma to a good majority of voters."

She had no answer for me, nor did I wait around to hear her stammer out an answer. Those who support Barack Obama will vote for him regardless of what comes out about him. They have excused his radical ties, his socialist ideas, and the incessant use of the race card to silence his critics.

Sarah Palin is an open book. She has been "investigated" by the media more than Barack Obama was. We know about her, her family, her husband, the businesses they have owned and run, and we know her life story. We see an honest woman -- not only in business and politics, but intellectually as well -- that has her mind set on trying to fix what is broken, and will help John McCain in those efforts.

We have long been calling out for change in Washington, DC. On one side we have two people who pay lip service to the idea, and begs people to trust them that they can do what they promise.

On the other side we have two people who have a proven track record of reform and change. It might not always work out the way they want it, but the attempt is made, and some positive changes have come about from their efforts.

Besides, how can I not like a woman who rocks out to one of my favorite songs?



Blogger RoadWarrior99 said...

Ummm... redneck women / hell ya. Very professional. besides that i think people like her for the same reason they like Obama, they have been convinced that they (the political figures) are like them ( the ordinary people). It's not true in either case but liberal illuminati have done a masterful job of this for Obama and not the conservatives are doing a pretty good job of this for Palin.

October 30, 2008 at 2:06 PM  

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