Why does the left and liberal media, in McCarthyite fashion, now seek to destroy rather than just oppose these public servants?I will be watching and I am hoping Sarah the Barracuda comes to St. Paul tonight and puts a brutal, from-the-other-side-of-the-rink, cross-check on the Left, the Media and the Obama campaign, followed by target practice on the carcass.
First, there is the annoited's notion that the noble ends justify the slimy means, that whether the issue is abortion or affirmative action or any other hot-button social gospel, the supposed interests of the many override the common decency that should be afforded the few.
Second, as in the case of a Palin or Thomas, there is the notion that the slandered deserve it as interloppers—unauthentic women or minorities due to their conservative views, who piggyback on the hard work of feminists and those in the race/identity politics movement. They purportedly do not show enough appreciation and deference to the pioneers who suffered so much to give us abortion on demand, quotas in hiring, etc. and as ingrates thus get what they deserve. For talking-head feminists that a Sally Quin, Nancy Pelosi or Hillary Clinton—unlike Sarah Palin—had a well-connected, influential male around to energize her career is of no concern—except perhaps to make the animus against the outsider upstart even greater.
Being a mother of a Down syndrome child, raising five children, rising, without money or family influence, to the governorship on an anti-corruption and commonsense platform, in addition to trying to run the largest-sized state in the union, critical to both the energy and defense security of the nation, all that should have made liberals and feminists, if reluctantly, nevertheless appreciative of her success in a mostly male political world.
Not this week, perhaps—but soon there will be a backlash against all this creepiness. Just watch...
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
More Victor Davis Hanson
Why don't we listen to this guy more. Thoughts on to Palinize.... and Sarah Palin.