Sarah Palin: The double standard strikes again.

Friday, July 3, 2009

The sound of her voice had barely faded before some media pundits were criticizing Sarah Palin for resigning as Governor to, let’s all agree, run for President. “The nerve of her cheating the people of Alaska by not even finishing her first term in that office,” was the gist of what some of them are saying.

I, for one, will leave it up to the people of Alaska to draw their own conclusions and speak for themselves. I certainly don’t pretend to know what they’re thinking.

In the meantime, will someone please remind these same critics that Governor Palin will have served longer as Governor – and accomplished a great deal more in the process – when she resigns than Senator Barack Obama had served before he started running in earnest for President.

At least Governor Palin has the integrity and class not to impose her campaign for higher office on the people of Alaska by giving them less than the 100% of her time they deserve and for which they elected her.

I don’t know yet if I would ever vote for Sarah Palin to be President, but I certainly want to encourage her to run.

-wf


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2 responses to “Sarah Palin: The double standard strikes again.

  1. I have been a supporter of Palin since she came on the political scene. She, I think has inherited I dunno from where a chorus of critics every time she has something to say. She is a conservative Republican, that already makes her unpopular for some. But I know this her resignation has all the Republican Presidents wanabees for 2012 worrying. She has the ability to energize crowds which the others will have a hard time doing because they do not have the personality, wit, and power Palin has.

    So it’s a wait and see situation. We will wait to see if she runs for President, the liberals are campaigning against her already because after what Obama is doing to the economy, anything a Republican, a Palin says will energize crowds and polls.

    2012 Palin.

    • Hi. To their detriment and ours, the leadership in both political parties has become old, staid and intolerent of personality types with which they, personally, can’t identify. Sarah Palin is one of them.

      Ironically, Governor Palin may have been more qualified than Barack Obama to be President given her management experience in local and state government — but he was more acceptable by virtue of his gender, style and exceptional oratory skills which, as it turns out, have too little to do with effectiveness in office. (He needs to stop running his Presidency like it was a campaign, and pay more attention to managing the government and to the design and effectiveness of his various program.)

      The parties need to be more open-minded and bold enough to encourage a more diverse set of candidates and opinions. As for the Republicans in particular, they need all the fresh faces they can find to re-energize their base, not to mention the independents and Democrats they’ll need to take back the Congress and White House.

      Thanks for stopping by.

      -wf

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