Sarah Palin to me, is an American hero, who not only represent a conservative agenda that would benefit the entire country, but she lives every bit of it. The phrase, "what you see, is what you get," is the most admirable way to describe her. It's a clear delineation from your standard politician who position themselves as someone they wished they were, but obviously are not. Her admission that the closet skeleton she feared the most, was a D she received in one of her college classes, was classic Sarah. I'm sure the media doesn't accept that, but maybe that's because they've never had an innocent bone in their body. I found that refreshing and believable.
Someone who can go through the most vicious and nonstop attacks that has ever been leveled on a politician, and retain her character without bitterness and self pity should be admired, and emulated. The problem is, character can't be emulated. Character is something formed from a lifetime of right, rather than expedient decisions. Reading her book gives an insight into the making of that character. Her personal journey resulting in the decision to bring her Downs syndrome baby to term was nothing less than inspiring. It's easy to say you're pro-life, until confronted with the birth of a Downs baby. It also would have been easy for her to counsel her daughter to abort her child, but easy is not Sarah's way.
Her journey up the ladder from counsel woman to mayor and ultimately governor was a justification for the concept of citizen legislator which long ago was replaced by career politician until a bad campaign turns them into a millionaire lobbyist. Her ability to juggle career, kids and family business should be hailed by feminists everywhere, but once again for obvious reasons attract scorn from the same. The media's credibility is on the line when they claim she's an unintelligent neophyte even though she made a career hardball heavy weight Frank Murkowski cry uncle, and Exxon Mobile relent.
The next two years will determine who will win the battle between this Alaskan alien, and the well funded arrogant elitist media moguls. I have a word of advice for the self appointed wine press. All your distortions and vitriol might just backfire. Be careful, all your violent squeezing may produce a world class vintage. On second thought it may be aged enough by 2012. A petite Syrah with a bold fresh nose with hints of strength and character, and a refined finish that settles softly on the palate. Sarah Syrah, a common sense wine served best with moose stew, at an Iowa barbecue.