Thursday, September 4, 2008

This Must Be Killing Hillary

The fact that Sarah Palin has achieved a vice presidential nomination; something that Hillary Clinton could not get, must absolutely be killing Hillary (and Bill too).

I mean, just think about it - Hillary desperately tried to get the presidential nomination for her party, and could not even get herself tapped to be a vice presidential nominee in the party that claims to be the bastion of women's rights and crushers of glass ceilings. Hah! They treated Hillary like a throwaway - used her like a kleenex and tossed her to the curb, and now to add insult to injury she has to parade around and act like she adores "the anointed One" - Obama. What more humiliation could the Democrats think of for Hillary? I feel sort of bad for her and I don't even like the woman! Her husband cheated on her and her own party kicks her to the curb! She gave the best years of her life to both of them. She really must be fuming on the inside.

In comparing these two high profile political women, Palin outshines Hillary in so many ways. It isn't even because Palin can field dress a moose, or drives her own car to work, or even has more visual appeal; but rather that she gives the sense of being a more genuine person. Palin seems more likeable. Hillary always had this aura of vindictiveness and one might get the sense that she'd trample you to get to where she wanted to be. Her ambition and sense of entitlement is (and always has been) what is most unappealing to me, aside from her ardent Socialist ideology.

I watched Palin's speech. It was well delivered, with poise and confidence. One thing I was really glad to see was that Sarah Palin did not come out on stage wearing a pants suit. She obviously doesn't have to "wear the pants" to let people know that she can be in charge. I enjoyed the speech she gave at the RNC Convention. I wish she were running for president! I really cannot stomach McCain. And while Palin may have made mistakes along the way, she still has accomplished much for her state and enjoys an 80% approval rating as Governor of Alaska. That's no small task.

One thing that I like about Palin is her "down to Earth-ness". She really does seem to represent the everyday person. She appears to be in touch with the working class, and families who face challenges. She shows that no family is perfect, although we strive to be. She is a stark difference from her Democrat opposition which is seemingly arrogant and snobbish and who try to adopt the trappings of an office that they haven't even been elected to.

As for Senator Biden, he WILL have a formidable opponent; one that is intelligent and won't be intimidated and certainly won't take any guff.

I am sure we'll all hear how horrible Sarah Palin is in the coming weeks as the Democrats go into "shark and piranha feeding frenzy mode" to attempt to tear Palin apart, but the fact of the matter is that she is in a place right now that the Democrats could not even bestow upon their very own Hillary Clinton. That really must be a harsh blow for Hillary to deal with, even as she waits for 2012 and beyond.


Anonymous said...

Wow, Judy, I didn't think you'd support someone who spends so recklessly the monies of the people- be they those of the citizens of Wasilla, or the American people for the Bridge to Nowhere that she loved.

She's a fraud. A total fraud.

Judy Aron said...

Spends recklessly? You have got to be joking! She has saved Alaska millions of dollars as Governor!

I will wager that you have no idea about the "Bridge to nowhere" project - which incidentally a family member of mine has done some survey work on. That project was designed to open up a part of Alaska that could be further developed - help to bring commerce to Ketchikan’s Gravina Island which is currently difficult to get to.
It wasn't such a bad project really - but you keep believing what the media spin doctors are telling you. How about you do some research on the project?

She isn't a fraud - it's unfortunately her running mate that is a fraud. I have known about Sarah Palin for quite awhile now. Would you explain to me if she is so awful and such a fraud why is it that people in Alaska like her so much?

Any chance you'd like to come out behind the convenient curtain of "anonymous"?

Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

Hang on to your hat because here it comes.

2 months solid of groundless attacks against Sarah Palin.

Fortunately most women will see right through it - and every man married to an upright decent kind woman (I figure that should be around 40 - 50 million) will see his own wife in her.

She reminds me of about 10 different strong women - all of whom would've suited me just fine all the way into the Oval Office.

Nice of Gov Palin to pave a road that so badly needed it; now we can look forward to you in the CT assembly, sooner or later that bright young Stafford woman in the White House..........and so on.

Jennifer Abel said...

After her term as mayor, Palin left her little town $20 million in debt. It takes a rare politician indeed to make West Hartford's town council look fiscally responsible. There was also her pro-censorship stance regarding the town library, and several other reasons why one can oppose her on non-sexist, non-misogynistic grounds.

Judy Aron said...

I did say in my article she has made some mistakes. Every politician has done something idiotic. As for the $20 million debt - what was the debt for - was it a bond set for some sort of improvement or investment? The media doesn't tell us much more than there was a debt. Most municipalities have enormous debt. As for the library censorship.. I don't know what that was about.

Wasilla looks like it is in very good shape otherwise.

and I hear tell that Palin has done an outstanding job as governor of Alaska in general.

Between Obama, Biden, McCain and Palin.. Palin seems to be the best of those 4. I loathe both Obama and McCain. Unfortunately, voting for Palin still gets you McCain with his buddies Lieberman etc. being placed in cabinet positions. Of course Obama doesn't give us a much better choice and one that would be Socialist. The choices this time around are quite miserable.

Funny thing is in hearing any of them talk we haven't heard not one word about our rights being eroded - or protecting/restoring the Constitution. You don't hear anything about the Constitution. I find that pretty disturbing.

Elisheva Hannah Levin said...

Yep. We can expect intense criticism of Sarah Palin for the next two months. Especially from the party that supposedly supports the rights of working women. But I guess not if she is feminism part II.

I still say Palin 2012!

Stephen Mendelsohn said...


Even more to the point is Palin's willingness to live up to her beliefs concerning the sanctity of life and bear and raise a child with Down Syndrome when her doctor recommended an abortion, in an age when almost 90% of such babies are eugenically aborted. Obama, on the other hand, has said that he does not want his daughters to be "punished with a baby" and responded to the question posed by pastor Rick Warren at Saddleback Church, "At what point do babies get human rights," with the horse's rectum retort that the answer was "above [his] pay grade." Note that Obama did not even say, "At birth" the way McCain responded, "At conception," because Obama's record shows that he, like Peter Singer, does not believe that disabled newborns deserve the right to live if they are unwanted.

Shockingly, Obama has voted three times as an Illinois state legislator in favor of INFANTICIDE. Three times he voted to block legislation to save the lives of disabled newborns who had survived botched late-term abortions -- even though the legislation was explicitly abortion-neutral. Virtually the exact same legislation, the Born Alive Infants Protection Act, was passed by the US Senate in 2002, with Hillary Clinton, Ted Kennedy, Barbara Boxer, and Joe Biden all in favor. Nat Hentoff, a liberal civil libertarian who once considered voting for Obama, now calls him the Infanticide Candidate for President.

Obama cares more about promoting the eugenic ideology of his patron, Planned Parenthood (and NARAL), than he does about saving the lives of Americas most vulnerable. His contempt for the sanctity of BORN human life is breathtaking.

The contrast between Palin and Obama could not be more stark.