Unless you have been sitting under a rock this week, you may have noticed that Sarah Palin has a book, Going Rogue, out this week, and has been pretty much everywhere promoting it.
She did Oprah, Hannity, The Today Show, O'Reilly. About the only place we haven't seen Sarah this week is MSNBC. I guess that will be saved for her presidency.
I admit, I don't know what to make of Sarah Palin these days. There's a lot to like. She's been a successful governor, she says all the right conservative things, she is willing to tweak the Republican establishment (see NY-23), and she makes the right people very angry - feminists, leftists, the Legacy Media, Keith Olbermann, she has the Obama Political Arm going after her; plus, she is an attractive woman and you can't discount that fact.
So, what do I want Sarah to do before I can wholeheartedly get behind her for 2012?
First, I have to admit, there is something about the way she speaks, and people have told me it's a Midwestern thing and isn't unusual. Maybe that is part of the appeal and shouldn't be messed with. I've listened alot this week, and she is much, much, much better than she was generally in the campaign. I still chuckle because the way she says things just seems like she's often looking for the right words and sometimes will semi-misuse a phrase or use a phraseology that just doesn't quite fit. But, when she's done, her point always comes across. Someone tell me that's a good thing and is actually part of her appeal? Does anyone know what I mean and can explain it better? If so, please reply.
Now, the other thing that I like about her is that she has the atheist Sally Quinn (the ultimate DC insider for the elitist party crowd - you know, the kind who sip their champagne and look down at the hoi polloi) lecturing us on Palin's Faith.
Now, I don't know about you, but, I always find it amusing how athesists and agnostics purport to know how Christians should act. I just love it when a Sally Quinn or Christopher Hitchens lays into Christians and starts with the hypocrite and the "Jesus wouldn't do that" nonsense.
I just have to shake my head, because, they just don't get the core of Christianity, especially as practiced by most Americans. They really don't. These people need our prayers, and it was especially painful this week seeing Bill O'Reilly take poor old dumb Sally Quinn to the woodshed on this.
Read a couple of other posts about this, then watch the O'Reilly video:
O'Reilly v. Quinn, watch this:
BTW - is Sally Quinn getting a kickback from Rick Warren?
Sally Quinn - Just Shut Up.