Quote from article on Newsreal Blog- Of course, as has been obvious for 2 years, the GOP has no respect for Palin. It even borders on hate or disdain. They disdain her because they believe she won a lotto ticket when McCain put her in the spotlight, (which she did). They hate her because she is popular and uncontrollable, also true. They disdain her because they believe she is vain and self absorbed —I disagree—but certainly no more so than other candidates. They hate her because they think she is stupid. This implies those who say so are smart. To quote Steely Dan from “Reelin’ in the Years”—“you’ve been telling me you were a genius since you were seventeen, and all this time I’ve known you, I still don’t know what you mean”. This obsession with “smart” and politics is the ultimate misunderstood red herring.
Of course. One of the left and the soft right’s prime strategies against Sarah Palin has been to label her as stupid. Like everything these two groups come out with its a lie. And as the writer says above- Who the hell are they to be calling anyone stoopid???
Sarah Palin has moved from being an Alaskan hockey mum to Mayor of Wasilla to Governor of Alaska (beating the GOP) to Vice Presidential Candidate and now looks like she has a good shot at making POTUS. And still the left continue with the propaganda that she is dumb. The prime requisite for achieving all of this is stupidity??? Yeah right.
And she is called this by mincing little fags in newspaper offices who have never achieved SFA in their lives. She called this by ranting idiot commenters on Kiwiblog who think Greg Palast is God’s gift to journalism. She is called this by dopey auto-cue readers who would dry up in a millisecond if the screen stopped rolling. (no, not Obama, TV commentators)
Sarah’s father, Chuck Heath, is [..] is a retired science teacher and his house is like a nature museum — full of fun and interesting things for kids to look at and touch like beaver skulls and porcupine quills and stuffed animals (of the taxidermy, not teddy bear, variety). Kate’s kids appear fascinated by the things he shows and teaches them over the course of their visit. Give this man his own show. I could listen to him talk about wildlife for hours. He is a great teacher and is obviously passionate about the world around him.
It struck me because it indicates just what kind of an upbringing Sarah might have had, and what part her parents played in making the girl what she is today. Leaving smart aside for a moment, if upbringing was any indication of a person’s ability to do the job of President, then I’d say Sarah is light years ahead of the incumbent.
Update- Pascal Fervor has an excellent article up on this very issue- Sarah Palin Orwellian Target