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    Palin Rises Above "Shrill" Media

    Palin Rises Above "Shrill" Media
    By Ruben Navarrette

    SAN DIEGO -- Anyone who heard Sarah Palin's rousing speech at the GOP National Convention should now understand why Democrats have been trying to destroy her. And why, luckily for the country, they've failed.

    You mess with a hockey mom -- and even go after her family -- and you're bound to lose some teeth.

    Such as when Palin drew a distinction between "candidates who use change to promote their careers," and "those, like John McCain, who use their careers to promote change." Or when she said that "a small-town mayor is sort of like a community organizer, except that you have actual responsibilities" and small-town folks don't know what to make of candidates who talk about them "one way in Scranton and another way in San Francisco." Or when she described Barack Obama as "a man who has authored two memoirs but not a single major law or even a reform" and someone who "can give an entire speech about the wars America is fighting and never use the word 'victory,' except when he's talking about his own campaign."

    Don't feel bad for the Democrats. They asked for it. The bunch that President Bush aptly described as "the angry left" has been high-sticking Palin since Day One with a series of assists from their friends in the news media.

    As you may have noticed, this has not been the fourth estate's finest hour. Reporters, anchors and pundits have mocked Palin and belittled her accomplishments. They've turned tabloid by going nuts over her pregnant teenage daughter, even demanding -- according to top McCain strategist Steve Schmidt -- DNA and blood tests to see if there is truth to the blogger-conceived conspiracy theory that Palin's youngest child really belongs to her oldest daughter. Some even shamefully descended into sexism by calling her a product of political affirmative action, depicting her as a pretty face with no substance -- McCain's "trophy vice," according to New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd -- and asking 1950s-type questions about how she expected to balance family and a new gig as vice president.

    The sexism continued after Palin's speech. A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called the speech "shrill and sarcastic." That brought some members of the media back to their senses. CNN's Campbell Brown and Gloria Borger were among the female journalists who cringed at the word "shrill" and pointed out that -- while that was a term leveled at Hillary Clinton -- you don't often hear it directed at a man.

    Palin used her speech to Republican delegates to admit she is not a member of the D.C. insider's club but has no interest in joining.

    "I'm not a member of the permanent political establishment," she said. "And I've learned quickly these last few days that, if you're not a member in good standing of the Washington elite, then some in the media consider a candidate unqualified for that reason alone."

    Then Palin took a well-deserved shot at the elite media.

    "Here's a little newsflash for those reporters and commentators: I'm not going to Washington to seek their good opinion. I'm going to Washington to serve the people of this great country."

    The governor of Alaska has figured out what many in our nation's capital either never knew or have long since forgotten: "Americans expect us to go to Washington for the right reason and not just to mingle with the right people."

    The crowd loved it, as I'm sure did millions of people watching around the country -- who work hard, pay taxes, raise kids and start businesses and then have to put up with constantly being told that Washington knows best.

    Not surprisingly, the media were not nearly as enthusiastic. The same folks who victimized Palin were suddenly playing the victim. One television anchor asked if her attacks on the media didn't make her less likable.

    I wouldn't worry. Even Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton called the speech "well-delivered" although filled with the kind of "divisive, partisan attacks we've heard from George Bush for the last eight years."

    It's funny. When it came to defending himself, communicating his message and attacking his critics, I don't remember Bush being this engaging, energetic and effective. Over the next few weeks, Democrats may find themselves wishing they were running against the current president -- and not the woman trying to become vice president.
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    Re: Palin Rises Above "Shrill" Media

    The more people bad mouth her, the more respect I have for this woman. This woman has people running scared.

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    Re: Palin Rises Above "Shrill" Media

    The Feminist movement in the US is in an uproar. The PUMA Movement (Party Unity My Ass) is in love with this Woman. There is a tectonic shift happening in the US. All the Women who supported the Feminist Radicals at NOW, NARAL, Emily's List, Feminist Majority. Are now forced to confront this harsh reality. Democrats talk big and do nothing. Keep the Women folk in their place and refuse to allow them to rise. The Republicans elevate them as far and as fast as they can do the Job.

    Sarah Palin has said she "Loves having Sex with her Husband. She is still my guy. He is my Hero. He is a tough Man and a wonderful Father." All of what she believes in is poison to the FemNags at NOW. Women are coming out in droves to hear her and see her. Hilliary's supporters have fallen hard for her. Some in tears jumping up and down over how she goes aggressively after Obama. She is very Feminine and Maternal. Tough and independent at the same time. Shoots, Hunts, Fishes, Chops Wood. She is American Women before Feminism over 50 years ago. She smoked Pot and Inhaled she said. Honest, what you see is what you get.

    She is tearing the Feminist movement and Democrats apart. Today USA Today reports a 10 lead for McCain Palin. They were down 10 points that is a 20 point swing in the polls. This is a Landslide coming. I have a friend and former business Partner. He has a Friend a Consultant who sent him a sealed letter. And told him don't open it until the VP nominee is announced, but keep your eye on Sarah Palin.

    This last Friday he told him. The GOP has a plan to wreck the US Feminist movement. And Sarah Palin is part of it. Repeal VAWA, IMBRA, end No Fault Divorce. Change the Laws, a sweeping plan to change the Gender dynamic. As the unholy alliance they see of Women being used by the DNC is vulnerable and they are going after it. They White Women are the largest Voting Block in the US. If they split that by half, the GOP will own the White House.

    This not a stunt. It is a strategy, well thought out, and will change the culture. It is under way. Did you notice Men support Palin by 65% to Women 52%??????????

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    Palin is a shoehorn into the Presidency McCain is just the bellwether and seat warmer - I think the Republicans will win and in theirgood time Palin will be in the Presidential oval office

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    better her tha Hillary

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    Re: Palin Rises Above "Shrill" Media

    I wouldn't mind getting a lady like that as Prime Minister of Canada. And yeah, definitely better her than that dumb bitch Hillary.


 

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