Sarah Palin: Changing the way the Game is Played

27 Jul
Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images North America
Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images North America

Doug from Below the Beltway asks:  Does Palin Have A Chance To Be President?

The article he links to would suggest that she does not.  But what the article fails to take into account is that Sarah Palin is not playing by the conventional rules.  And she’s not taking any prisoners.
Her farewell address illustrates just that:
Together we stand with gratitude for the troops who protect all our cherished freedoms. This includes our First Amendment guaranteed freedom of speech – which, par for the course – I shall exercise. First, with some “straight talk,” I will address some, just some, in the media because another right that is protected is the freedom of the press. You have such important jobs reporting facts and informing the electorate and exerting power to influence. You represent what could and should be a respected and honest profession that could and should be a cornerstone of our democracy. Democracy depends on you. That is why our troops are willing to die for you. So, how about in honor of the American soldier you quit making things up.
Read the rest at Town Hall: Governor Palin’s Farewell – Transcript
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5 Responses to “Sarah Palin: Changing the way the Game is Played”

  1. Doug Mataconis July 27, 2009 at 11:22 pm #

    In all honestly, I listened to her farewell address and the only thing that came to mind is something that someone once said about Oakland — there’s no there there.

  2. Riley July 27, 2009 at 11:41 pm #

    He (or she) who makes the rules, wins.

  3. Michael July 28, 2009 at 7:14 am #

    Maybe so Doug, but I suspect nothing she could’ve said would have impressed you.

  4. Doug Mataconis July 28, 2009 at 12:17 pm #

    Michael,

    This is true. She pretty much bombed for me during the campaign after her cowardly decision to back the TARP bailout

  5. Michael July 28, 2009 at 9:49 pm #

    A perfectly fair criticism Doug, although I would suspect that backing was the decision of the McCain camp and she may have felt the pressure to just go along with it. I can’t say for certain though.

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