Most of us know that mothers and housewives run this country. Always have. That crossed my mind while watching Sarah Palin addressing the Tea Party Convention last night.
If you have a problem with Palin’s folksy delivery, live with it, because she ain’t going away any time soon. The transcript interns at Fox News had to be in syntax and modifier hell trying to work up Chris Wallace’s Fox News Sunday interview for the website. Or, I should say, “that website there.”
Palin is comfortable in her own skin. That being said, I have long believed that conservatives cannot criticize the left’s super stars and not hold their own to the same standards. Governor Palin needed Barack Obama’s teleprompter, last night in Nashville. There, I’ve been fair. Now I can be biased. She was outstanding!
The most amazing thing about Palin is that media lefties keep kitchen remodelers in business throwing sinks at her, and nothing works. If they were to spend a fraction of their resources doing the same to Hillary Clinton, her numbers would tank overnight, yet Palin’s popularity continues to soar.
No question, she mangles the English language worse than George W. Bush in driving home her simple message. But for anyone who mistakes that just-plain-folks style for ignorance, I have a cautionary bit of advice. The chick positively gets it.
I’ll probably post on her interview with Wallace later because I think it’s the best I’ve seen so far, but her speech last night at the Tea Party Convention in Nashville was a scathing indictment of Barack Obama and his administration, from the economy, to his scandalous mishandling of national security. “Al Qaeda know’s we are at war,” said the Governor. “We need a commander-in-chief, not a professor at law at the lectern.”
Her message ran the gamut: “We must spend less time courting our adversaries and more time working with our allies,” she chastened, referring to Obama’s attempt to dialogue North Korea. “Nobody messes with Joe,” she mocked, referring to Biden’s promise to “guard” our stimulus dollars, then added “How’s That hopey-changey thing working out for you.”
Palin cautioned the Tea Partiers not to let any one person define them, ironic, when virtually all of America sees her as the face of the movement. “The Tea Party is not a top down operation, it’s a … call to action that is forcing both parties to change the way they’re doing business,” proclaimed the Governor. “It’s a lot bigger than any charismatic guy with a teleprompter.”
Several outlets are predicting that Palin’s appearance at future Tea Party events will hurt her chances, should she decide to run for national office, but I get the impression that is doesn’t matter to her. What the media seems to miss about the woman is that she refuses to be boxed in with any preset agenda but her own.
I’ll leave you with a word from another chick I admire: Michelle Malkin.