He wrote recently about Sarah Palin and her critics:
As I understand those who critiqued the book, it is essentially aMudrake would do well to note that some of Sarah Palin's book reviewers, including him, didn't even read the book. How smart was that??
fantasy that deflects the blame of her defeat to all but her. She, as
portrayed, appears as the jilted princess, the heroine who was continually
stabbed in the back as she attempted to bring her message to the American
masses. A Shakespearian play. A Greek tragedy.
And they believe her.
really believe all of the nonsense between the covers of that
That is the real tragedy. That is what dims the bulb of hope in
If tens of millions of American citizens believed her to be
qualified to ascend to the Presidency, then this nation is in terrible
We can have Bubba, notorious, lip-biting rapist and philanderer as president, whose daddy was a crook, whose mommy accidentally killed someone as an anesthetist in surgery and tried to cover up the ineptitude that led to the incident; we can have a near-socialist with ultra-radical friends and Muslim loyalties in office now, who has increased our national debt and deficit tremendously in a few months, whose wife is the most self-indulgent spender with the largest personal staff seen in the White House yet--
but the little housewife, beauty queen, popular governor, former mayor, fisher-woman, hunter, mother of 5 appealing kids, daughter and daughter in law of 2 normal, married couples, wife of a very appealing husband who seemed comfortable in his role as "first gentleman" from Wasilla, Alaska , is dangerous. And stupid.
You know why she's dangerous? It has nothing to do with her intellect --that's just the liberals' excuse. They fear her popularity and charisma in combination with her evangelical, conservative, pro-life, pro-family values perspectives. They fear she's electable!
They will work this intellectual deficit issue because it's all they can think of!! They did it to Dan Quayle, Geo. Bush, and tried to do it to "just an actor" Reagan. It intimidates candidates and probably leads them to more rhetorical blunders than they might otherwise commit. It's an offense tactic that too often works --because millions of people really ARE easy to fool --as Mudrake observes --and they WILL believe the negative press.
Liberals/democrats always claim to be intellectually superior --with their liberal social and religious views. The rest of us are all "kool-aid drinkers," "provincial," "racists and homophobes," and selfish with money, uncompassionate, etc.
The real problem with Sarah Palin is that she is a successful person in every realm of endeavor -- so of course she feels persecuted by liberals --SHE HAS NEVER BEEN UNPOPULAR BEFORE! SHE NEVER HAS HAD SUCH VICIOUS ENEMIES IN HER LIFE! What should she conclude from all this criticism? That they are out to get her.
and so they are.
May God's Will Prevail --whatever it is!!!
"God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and have eternal life."--the Bible