Trying to make a joke to cover up his misstatement that he has spoken to all living former Presidents, Barack Obama inserted the name of former First Lady Nancy Reagan. He threw Nancy Reagan under the bus so that he wouldn't be a part of a sound bite on a late night tv show. Actually it wasn't Nancy Reagan having the seances at the White House. She consulted an astrologer. It was Hillary Clinton who spoke of channeling the spirit of Eleanor Roosevelt for advice. Obama proves, once again, he has no sense of humor. And, he frequently gets his facts wrong.
Nancy Reagan is a frail, older woman who served her country well. She is currently recovering from a fall she took in her home. Barry, that simply wasn't a nice thing to do. Try to keep it classy, m'kay? When you call to apologize, do you even know which of the 57 states she's in?
I have grown quite tired of the treatment of women in this election season.
Before the votes were even counted Tuesday night, the attacks on Sarah Palin were rampant. The attacks have been from anonymous sources which are suspect from the beginning. This is not only unseemly, it is cowardly. If you have a problem with someone, just say it and be honest. It is time for Senator McCain to come forward and say it is time to stop.
Sarah Palin was asked to be on the McCain ticket, she didn't ask for the job. She was the asked, not the asker. As the 44 year old governor of Alaska, she wasn't savvy about the national stage. The petty charges of diva behavior, compulsive shopper, throwing temper tantrums, refusing to be briefed before interviews, etc. make no sense.
Sarah Palin brought much needed energy and enthusiasm to the McCain ticket. Frankly, most of the Republican party was none too fired up about the candidate and looking to either stay home or write in another name as a protest vote. Sarah Palin is a classic conservative and the far right loves her. She is them.
Sarah Palin did a magnificent job for the McCain ticket. She drew massive crowds to all of her events. She is still very much in demand. I'm not talking about the nasty Obama supporting journalists, I'm talking about Republican groups who want her as a future leader in the party. She'll do an interview, her first since the election night results, with Greta van Sustern on Fox News and it will air Monday night. Greta is to be congratulated for her more than fair coverage of Sarah Palin. As a professional woman, Greta has been disgusted with the treatment of Governor Palin and she has been vocal about that. Greta traveled to Alaska to interview her and Todd Palin after being placed on the McCain ticket. Greta's no conservative. That is more than others like Oprah, Barbara and Larry can say - those who drooled over Obama and now would like to interview Sarah Palin. I so hope she tells them all to drop dead.
Sarah Palin was mishandled from the start. That is the fault of the campaign staff. For them to now turn on the candidate and try to salvage their own self interests in the political world is disgusting. These anonymous sources should be booted out of politics and get a real job.
Sarah Palin may not have turned out to be the strongest of candidates, but so what? She was the VP candidate, not the top of the ticket. She has time to grow. The top of the ticket for the other party? He was elected with less experience and no more distinguishable intelligence on the fly. His gaffes are overlooked, that is the difference. He's cool.
Sarah Palin has a spot on the national stage in the future, if she wants it. She has shown leadership and sheer guts in the political arena. Unlike the top of the other ticket - with whom the press seemed to compare her - she has a record of fighting corruption within her own party. She took on the political machine in her state. And, her employers - her fellow Alaskans - liked the job she was doing. Her approval ratings were over 80%.
Sarah Palin is an expert on energy policy. Neither on the opposite ticket could make that claim.
The media had a field day with Sarah Palin because she was unknown. She wasn't an insider and she was to be punished for that. Congrats to them. The enjoyment of trashing this woman and her family is a new low in national politics.
The GOP is in a re-building process. This is not the time to banish a person with the talents of Sarah Palin. The election was not a landslide for the other ticket, though there was every reason for that to happen. That speaks to the strength of the Palin addition to the ticket. The Republican ticket received 46% of the vote. More than 53 million voters are not to be ignored.
Sarah Palin deserves thanks, not nasty anonymous accusations.