Sarah Palin, political rock star. Not qualified to be county dog catcher, let alone serve a higher purpose on a national level. Sounds eerily like our current rock star President. He completely and totally obliterated all future quips about political qualifications. He was a community organizer, state senator, U.S. Senator for two years and now he’s doing a bang up job as president of the world and savior of the U.S. economy. Oh wait…
The thing that irritates me the most about the punditry is that they don’t get to choose Presidents, the people do. If the people are willing to ignore Obama’s lack of experience because they wanted a rock star president, there is no amount of political insider speak that will dissuade them from electing a political disaster in progressive, pardon me, political disaster in progress.
Sarah Palin appeals to me because she is fresh, folksy if you want to call it that. “There you go again.” I am not old enough to remember President Reagan delivering that folksy zinger and at the time I was as willing to be a Democrat as most children raised in union family America are. I remember all the jokes, I remember singing in chorus on the play ground, “My president has a first name it’s R-O-N-A-L-D. My president has a second name it’s R-E-A-G-A-N. And if you as me why I’ll say… Rotten Ronnie has a way of screwing up the U-S-A!” Think Oscar Meyer Bologna commercials. Where are the children who sang it with me? They don’t live here in logger country anymore, they moved to Idaho mostly.
As a matter of fact that elementary school is still there, barely, it’s student population has fallen by 50% and it is still a repository for leftist propaganda and environmental fallacy. President Reagan was elected in landslides. Against all the punditry. Folksy, cheesy, aw shucks, President who did more in eight years to transform America than any President since FDR. Only Reagan started the longest period of economic growth in U.S. history while FDR presided over the great depression.
Is Palin another Reagan? No, nor should we yearn for the past. Rather Palin embodies the optimism and “Shining City on a Hill” view of our nation as Reagan did and when compared to President Obama’s apologizing to the world for being American and our economy headed for possibly the worst down turn since the 1930’s, Sarah Palin could possibly be the next U.S. President because like President Obama she can run as the Un-Presidential candidate who will throw the D.C. bums out of office.