Sunday, July 12, 2009

Say so long to Sarah, please

Peggy Noonan, noted conservative, a speech writer for Ronald Reagan, pleads with Republicans in a recent Wall Street Journal editorial to let Sarah Palin's resignation allow a "Farewell to Harms."
In television interviews she was out of her depth in a shallow pool. She was limited in her ability to explain and defend her positions, and sometimes in knowing them. She couldn't say what she read because she didn't read anything. She was utterly unconcerned by all this and seemed in fact rather proud of it: It was evidence of her authenticity.

Noonan challenges arguments for Sarah Palin. Sarah Palin's lack of knowledge and the inability to articulate well what she does know, are seen as easily remedied. Fans claim she is a great symbol of a working class gal. Citing that she is the daughter of a middle class school teacher, Noonan seeks to dispel this saying, "What she is, is a seemingly very nice middle-class girl with ambition, appetite and no sense of personal limits." In response to the idea that she can spend the next few years pondering and studying up to meet the needs of the presidency, Noonan asserts, " But she is a ponder-free zone. "

Noonan outlines the world we live in,
Here are a few examples of what we may face in the next 10 years: a profound and prolonged American crash, with the admission of bankruptcy and the spread of deep social unrest; one or more American cities getting hit with weapons of mass destruction from an unknown source; faint glimmers of actual secessionist movements as Americans for various reasons and in various areas decide the burdens and assumptions of the federal government are no longer attractive or legitimate.

She says, "This is a time for conservative leaders who know how to think."

To my conservative friends who just get such a kick out of Sarah Palin, look for a new voice--find a new leader--but please do not visit her upon us as a serious contender for leader for the free world.


Al Evans said...

Bev, you and Peggy Noonan haven’t left much to be said about Sarah Palin. She is definitely an appetizer not a main course. However if her presents can shake up the Republicans and some new ideas are developed...all the better. The world is in a terrible fix. We not only need strong charismatic leaders, but a clear thinking opposition to bring out the best in them. We need the very best from all sides to make it safely through the social and economic storm that faces us.

Al Evans said...

Okay I give up...goodbye Sarah. Now let's talk about something else. We are depending on you Bev, to start the dialog.

Anonymous said...

Palin For President!!!!

Anonymous said...

Sarah for hocky mom.

Dan said...

With all the debate going on, I can't believe you're not writing. Would love to hear your insight.

Anonymous said...

Hi - This is Janis Matthews (once Colman). I believe you are a sister of Kimberly Choate who was one of my very best friends in high school. We met at the church of Christ summer camp (must have been 1972). I lived in Ann Arbor at the time. I lost contact with Kim about 35 years ago. I know this is not a good format but I was astounded to find you. I was looking for Beverly Cleary books and just randomly remembered that Kim had a sister named Beverly and googled "Beverly Choate" instead. Is this the right Beverly? My email is Much love, Janis

Anonymous said...

at least we can see that Obama has not been a good president

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Hey, Anonymous,
Time will tell.