The Case of Sarah Palin, or Why do the Heathen Rage, and the People Imagine a Vain Thing?

I’ve never been particularly impressed by Sarah Palin. She seems to me a rather commonplace person trying to react to very unnatural, unusual, and, of course, hostile circumstances. The reactions to her one can find at websites such as this, this, and this are irrational but very predictable and typical manifestations of amity-enmity behavior. Sarah Palin was the personification of an out-group for the liberal/progressive in-group from the moment she left the gate. They duly trooped to the boundaries of their intellectual territory and began shrieking at her like so many howler monkeys. The reaction in the “objective” mainstream media was remarkably slanted, even for this day and age. They were so intent on making sure the rest of us were aware she was the “bad guy” that they completely lost their bearings. One felt sorry for her in spite of ones self.

Well, we can expect more of the same until those for whom she has become the manifestation of evil are convinced that they are, after all, beating a dead horse. I rather suspect it will go on much longer than necessary, as good “bad guys” are hard to find.

3 thoughts on “The Case of Sarah Palin, or Why do the Heathen Rage, and the People Imagine a Vain Thing?”

  1. “I rather suspect it will go on much longer than necessary, as good “bad guys” are hard to find.”

    True and it deflect attention away from the current ruling administration and their faults. It isn’t like fading, dull comedians will be making rape jokes about her adolescent daughter…oh, wait.

    PS- Glad you have your own blog and best of luck. I will definitely stop by and read your posts when I can.

  2. “She seems to me a rather commonplace person trying to react to very unnatural, unusual, and, of course, hostile circumstances”

    And Harry Truman was…………?

    Ok, ok, trick question.

  3. Victor David Hanson has an intelligent discussion of Palin here.

    http://victorhanson.com/articles/hanson070809.html

    Especially interesting is his take on why she provokes all the venom.

    (It all pretty much comes down to snobbery) – and Hanson pulls no punches.

    “While we rightly argue that the Sarahs of the world, if they are to be taken seriously as leaders, must read and study more, why do we not also suggest that the Baracks of the world could do a little more chain-sawing, run a coffee shop for a summer, or drive a Winnebago cross-country? (Who knows, he might meet a fellow woodcutter who knew there were 50 states or that it was dumb to make fun of the Special Olympics.)

    After all, a lot of geniuses are now calling for a “second stimulus” to borrow another trillion or so still, but I don’t think they come from Wasilla.”

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