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Sarah Palin: Readers Respond
WSJ ^ | September 04, 2008

Posted on 09/04/2008 5:42:20 AM PDT by library user


"Sarah Palin is in the crucible of national politics. Just as sunlight through a magnifying glass becomes concentrated to a burning intensity, so too will the media's focus either destroy Mrs. Palin or strengthen her to a tempered resolve. Her Wednesday evening speech is David's stone flung at the liberal establishment's Goliath. If she delivers, we will soon be speaking of 'Palinism' politics and the era of the 'Palinites.'"

-- Jim Sever

"I don't think the lower 48 media pack will faze Governor Palin one bit. Sparring with them will be a piece of cake for someone who has survived fishing in Alaskas' rough seas or stalked its huge game animals. Sparing with journalists will be like a nice safe game of paintball by comparison. Consider the characters she's had to deal with as an Alaska politician: from suave big money oil people in Anchorage to the libertarian backwoods personalities. East coast inside-the-beltway pundits will be easy prey for Palin."

-- John L. Reid

"The real problem the elite media has with Gov. Palin is that she is not a product of the Ivy League or its eastern liberal arts college cousins. How can someone that hasn't read the same 50 books, and studied under the same leather-patch-elbowed radical professors be taken seriously? On the other hand, those of us that earned BS degrees from land-grant universities in fly-over country have much the same lack of respect for the coastal French Art History crowd. They are ignorant of basic scientific principles, economics, mathematics and other hard subjects that make up the knowledge base that makes the free world work. This election may be the real showdown between the producers and the non-producers in our society."

-- Glen Schorzman

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; elections; mccainpalin; palin; rncconvention; sarahpalin; wallstreetjournal; wsj
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To: AndyJackson

***Eatin’ Obama Stew***

There’s a big, brown cloud in the city,
And the countryside’s a sin.
An’ the price of gas is too high to give up,
Gotta come down again.
When the world wide war is over and done,
And the dream of peace comes true.
We’ll all be drinkin’ free gin & juice,
and Eatin’ Obama stew.

When they find out how to burn water,
And the gasoline car is gone.
When an airplane flies without any fuel,
And the satellite heats our home.
One of these days when the air clears up,
And the sun comes shinin’ through.
We’ll all be drinkin’ free gin & juice,
and eatin’ Obama stew.

Eatin’ Obama stew in a silver spoon,
Underneath that sky of blue.
All be drinkin’ free gin & juice,
An’ eatin’ Obama stew.

21 posted on 09/04/2008 6:55:45 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (Conservatives are to McCain what Charlie Brown is to Lucy.)
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22 posted on 09/04/2008 6:59:14 AM PDT by AndyJackson
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To: library user

This is a great day to be an American. And Sarah is a great American.

23 posted on 09/04/2008 7:00:35 AM PDT by romanesq
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To: AndyJackson

‘zackly. Any idea what the water is like by the time it gets to St. Louis ?

24 posted on 09/04/2008 7:04:01 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: AndyJackson

So well said! I work in academia myself, and one thing that absolutely drives me up the wall is the opinion that the intellectual foundations of Western Civilization (Plato, Kant, the canon, art history, etc) are the domain of the hard left. This simply is not the case. As you point out, the hard left doesn’t even read Marx, they read 4th rate slime instead. Meanwhile, in my experience, the academics who do see the value in the classics and the canon are rarely political radicals. True they are left of center more often than not, but they are smart enough and professional enough to draw a line between their personal political views and their scholarship. They don’t waste classroom time blathering about how much Bush sucks, they don’t publish articles about how we deserved 9/11, they don’t have much use for courses on the poetry of disabled Palestinian lesbians, etc. They’re more concerned with Beowulf than Bush and Othello than Obama.

25 posted on 09/04/2008 7:24:09 AM PDT by sassbox
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To: ExTexasRedhead
Voter fraud has been a specialty of the 'Rats - most notably their big city machines - for over 100 years. It can come in many forms, such as dead people voting, cadres voting multiple times at different locations, fixing voting machines to give a candidate "extra votes" even before the voting starts, voting machines in unauthorized locations, ineligible individuals voting, vote counting "irregularities," etc.

Opponents must be ever vigilant and attempt safeguard the integrity of the process as much as possible. We have to ignore the inevitable charges of "denying the right to vote" that crop up when cheats are caught in the act.

26 posted on 09/04/2008 7:38:18 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: agere_contra

That’s a great comment and very true.

27 posted on 09/04/2008 8:05:15 AM PDT by NewHampshireDuo (Earth - Taking care of itself since 4.6 billion BC)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

You bet they will; but there may not be any voters left on their side to vote for Obama since Sarah. LOL

28 posted on 09/04/2008 4:56:32 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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