Sarah Barracuda

At Israpundit Mario Goveia has done a guest post on our Sarah. Mario makes a very good point:

The US left wing is justifiably terrified of Palin and have begun to realize why she earned the nickname Sarah Barracuda as a high school athlete. Unlike them, she stands as a real-life example of real feminism, not their phony selective feminism based primarily on abortion rights. She stands for Reagan-style conservatism based on low taxes and fiscal discipline and an assertive foreign policy. In other words, she stands against everything the political liberals and their chosen candidate, Barack Obama, stand for.

Now, as a "movement conservative" like Ronald Reagan, whose goal was to promote the objectives of conservative philosophy in addition to governing as a conservative, she has decided that to advance the cause she needs to move on from the day-to-day and time consuming pressures of running a state. Thus she decided not to run for re-election in November of 2010, leading her critics to exclaim that she should have completed the term she was elected to. While this may sound plausible, it really makes no sense.

While most lesser politicians would have run out their term as a lame duck Governor, without any real power to influence and affect policy and taken their paycheck while marking time, this has never been Palin's style. So, thinking outside the box once again, she decided that she would not waste the state's time and money as a "lame duck" but turn the Governorship over to her Lieutenant, who has a longer term vested interest in the position. It also gives him the time to organize his campaign for re-election in November 2010, and she is now free to promote the conservatism she believes in.

Don't expect the left leaning American Obama-media to appreciate any of this. Look for some of the most vicious and speculative coverage of her resignation that can get past the editors in the media plus the typical terrified and scurrilous barrage from the left wing blogs.

Not all left wing blogs. Reclusive Leftist is wondering why all the misogynistic Palin hate from the left?
I don't usually comment on other blogs; I have little enough time to keep my own gig in working order. But the other day I was over at I Blame The Patriarchy, where I was dismayed to find in the comment threads some of the same Palin-bashing that has become drearily familiar from the rest of the inner tubes. Now, IBTP is just about the best feminist blog going, with a genius proprietor and a thoughtful commentariat. Hence my dismay. Even here? I thought. Fortunately, some of the commenters there did try to set the record straight, though they got significant guff from others.
Dr. Violet Socks (the Reclusive Leftist) can't figure out where all the hate is coming from. I can. And I agreed with Mario before I read him. It is fear. Naked fear. Here is a powerful woman that can't be controlled. Not by the Left nor by the Right.

My kind of woman. Fortunately I was able to attract and keep a woman with a will of her own. I love strong women in general and one very special one in particular. Every time I see Sarah I'm reminded of my treasure at home.

H/T Israpundit and Judith Weiss on Facebook

Cross Posted at Power and Control

posted by Simon on 07.06.09 at 09:41 PM


Why were progressives so crazy about Palin? Easy: Palin is a woman, and there's nothing a woman hates more than seeing a more-attractive woman succeed at life.

DensityDuck   ·  July 7, 2009 1:00 AM

Fortunately I was able to attract and keep a woman with a will of her own.


Careful, Simon, the Valkyries will take you in the night. And not in the good way.

apotheosis   ·  July 7, 2009 9:24 AM


I read that to my mate last night and she thought it was quite romantic. I got the benefits!

M. Simon   ·  July 7, 2009 10:01 AM

I guess maybe in "the good way" after all, then.

Myself, I grew up in a family whose disproportionately female contingent was 100% redhead. I don't feel comfortable around women who aren't strong-willed and vocal.

apotheosis   ·  July 7, 2009 10:06 AM

There's another element to this ... IMO, the reason so many of those who'd you think would be her allies express disdain for her instead.

It goes beyond elitist fear, to a more material fear.

If an ordinary person like Sarah Palin succeeds in attaining a leadership position without conforming to the conventional wisdom of the professional politicians -- and their advisers and handlers who have turned politics into their (Irish) cottage industry -- the value of what those professionals do is diminished ... and if others follow in their footsteps, this industry will be reduced to obsolescence.

Having one's career go the way of the buggy whip as the result of the actions of someone whom your conditioning leads you to believe "doesn't sound as smart" as you think you are, is quite unsettling.

Rich Casebolt   ·  July 7, 2009 9:27 PM

However, consummating the obsolescence of the professional political class is precisely the paradigm-breaker we need to CTRL-ALT-DEL American governance and restore it to conformance with the sound principles that have made this nation peaceful and prosperous.

Rich Casebolt   ·  July 7, 2009 9:30 PM

I don't hate seeing an attractive female succeed, I just hate seeing a bible-thumping supporter of the Religious Right who is so clearly ignorant of all the things she needs to know to be a good leader at the national level, succeed.

Many CEOs of major companies are now female, and are often quite attractive. I love witnessing their success.

But the thought of someone as badly educated and utterly unprepared, who also is a creature of the Religious Right, ascending to the higher political offices of the land, is chilling.

Thankfully, this woman killed herself politically when she pulled a "Ross Perot" on her electorate. She couldn't take the heat so she left the kitchen. If she can't handle "scurrilous personal attacks" as the governor of a state with a population equal to the north lakefront of Chicago, what CAN she handle? Good riddance to her.

Laura Louzader   ·  July 8, 2009 1:00 PM

And sure enough, one o' them Valkyries puts in an all-too-predictable appearance.

apotheosis   ·  July 9, 2009 12:31 AM


Do not underestimate the power of the FORCE that is Palin.

And BTW FWIW her religion does not determine how she governs. I suppose such facts are wasted on you.

M. Simon   ·  July 9, 2009 12:37 AM

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