Obama: no decision-maker; no courage; less experience:
Sarah Palin has government executive experience. She has lots of experience actually making decisions - as Mayor, Commissioner, and then Governor. She's been in elective office since 1992.
Barack Obama has been in elective office just since 1997 - and always as a legislator. he's never had to make executive decisions in a government administration like Gov. Palin.
So Sarah Palin has five (5) more years of experience in elective office than Barack Obama.
And Obama often could not muster the courage to make even a legislative decision - he frequently voted "present."
Whew. That was cathartic.
Thanks, Gerard.Posted by Cathy at September 2, 2008 9:53 AM
Seekers and slingers of mud shall find it, yet lo, when they are done with it, they shall find that it is not done with them.
Gospel of the Transparent Life, Book Three, Verse Seven.Posted by askmom at September 2, 2008 12:26 PM
They need a little help, I think...
Oh, here's what we'll do! They just need some practice distinguishing between two 'similar' but different things.
1. This dude is John the Baptist who said, "I must decrease so that he may increase."
2. This dude is Uncle Sam, who represents America, but wants you to decrease so that America may increase.
Man, I can see the issue, but really folks gotta not get their pictures and dudes mixed upPosted by riverc at September 2, 2008 12:28 PM
My only objection to this great piece, Gerard, is the allusion to Chimp-like behavior. While it does seem to fit the ravings of bottom-feeding lefty pissants, Chimps are much more sensible and understanding about the natural occurrence of things.Posted by Roderick Reilly at September 2, 2008 2:43 PM
Anxiety episodes by Obama supporters are getting more frantic and chaotic as the election approaches. Fatima Ali at www.philly.com is expecting an Obama defeat to cause America to explode into race and class warfare in a long, cold winter (she predicts weather, too), during which we will be homeless and hopeless. The attempted destruction of Palin by using her children is a big mistake by the Obama crowd. There are millions of parents who are deeply offended by the Obama supporters and media. Democrats are throwing Br'er Rabbit into the briar patch and are stuck with Tar-Baby.Posted by twolaneflash at September 2, 2008 5:06 PM
Today was the MSM's Wellstone funeral. All that's missing is the naked dance around the pig head. Unfortunately, MSNBC stuck him in New York for the duration.Posted by Gagdad Bob at September 2, 2008 5:38 PM
Palin is the Rorschach test for the Left, the blob of ink that finally forced their dirty minds outside for all of us to see, the red cloak that made the freaks freak out.
I didn't think much of McCain before, but now I just have to say: his nomination of Palin was a stroke of genius. Just hang in there, GOPlings!Posted by Richard Lund at September 3, 2008 2:53 AM
A very good essay, but I don't know how much better I feel after a full 3 days of watching the MSM (and sticky adherents) try to crucify Sarah Palin. I knew they were selective, biased and so forth, but I hadn't quite grokked the depth of the vileness.
It's a fact that Palin's very life puts the lie to the core of the Leftist Belief Structure, mud, defeat & diminishment of America.Posted by tanstaafl at September 3, 2008 7:46 AM
I shall vote for the Palin/McCain ticket. I have not been terribly pleased that McCain was the GOP's nominee, but after watching the public tar and feathering of by all credible accounts an outstanding breath of fresh air in comparison to the brandy and cigar breath of business as usual, it will be a vote more than anything, against the media who are convinced only they are smart enough to tell people how to think.Posted by MarkH at September 3, 2008 8:31 AM
I sometimes wonder if the left's entire agenda and social philosophy is really nothing more than contrived contrariness...just a shallow rejection of American/western values in a lame attempt to seem hipper than thou....no real intellectual thought process....just a reactive refusal of any and all things moral,ethical,enlightening,and tolerant....what they yearn for is the Dark Ages and nothing short of seeing the West plunged back into it again will satiate them.Posted by Robbins Mitchell at November 12, 2008 10:14 PM
Editorial...point of order... quote:
"The size of the wave of filth is only exceeded by its velocity".
Should read "...excreted by its velocity".Posted by Mc Kiernan at August 10, 2012 3:22 PM
If Romney should rise above the tsunami of hi-speed mud and win the election, it will be in spite of his being nice. And even if he wins, will his nice-guy overrule the need for prosecuting a whole bunch of criminals in congress and the Justice Department and other agencies? Who will be prosecuted for the looting of the treasury by Solyndra and all the other 'green' companies? Nostalgie pour le sang et la loi, Gerard. That's what Romney needs.Posted by Jewel at August 10, 2012 8:19 PM
nostalgie pour la boue -- the yearning for the mud.
I've been looking for that phrase since the last time you used it--it's been driving me nuts.
This time I'm copying it down in several places.Posted by bonny kate at August 11, 2012 2:52 PM
Well done. I think the fear and desperation will increase to those who desire mud. They will become more vicious as their fear increases, and resort to hurting others with only the need to keep their power and money. I hope that we are strong and able to call them on it when that happens, not complacent, or uncaring. thanks for writing.Posted by arlene b. at August 12, 2012 1:12 PM
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