SARAH PALIN long ago left center stage, with the final death knell her abysmal self-promotion during the aftermath of the Gabby Giffords shooting. Her stature is made smaller by her own efforts, which in an era of competence and women’s prowess rising shows Palin preferring celebrity and sheer flackery over tooling up and gaining knowledge to rehabilitate herself.
So, after being deliberately ignored by the Romney campaign, which is exactly what she deserves, from the Fox News world of Greta Van Susteren comes Sarah’s whisper.
“…Everything I said at the 2008 convention about then-candidate Obama still stands today, and in fact the predictions made about the very unqualified and inexperienced Community Organizer’s plans to “fundamentally transform” our country are unfortunately coming true. This year is a good opportunity for other voices to speak at the convention and I’m excited to hear them. As I’ve repeatedly said, I support Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in their efforts to replace President Obama at the ballot box, and I intend to focus on grassroots efforts to rally Independents and the GOP base to elect Senate and House members so a wise Congress is ready to work with our new President to get our country back on the right path. This is imperative. As President Clinton said in 2008 while candidate Obama and lapdogs in the media were thrashing his wife’s record and reputation, this is “…the biggest fairy tale.” For the sake of America’s solvency and sovereignty we must close this nonsensical book in November…”- Sarah Palin
Sarah Palin can pick candidates and perform grass roots wonders among the margins, but with a Republican Party moving towards the reimaging of Reagan in the guise of Paul Ryan, there’s no place for her at the power table. If Romney-Ryan loses, though they’re coming out hard to help define Ryan as warm against the Grinch who Stole Your Medicare image, the party will move even farther away from Sarah’s brand of bloviating. She’s also been out classed by any number of Republican women who at least take themselves seriously enough to put specific issue points over sound bite barks.
Sarah has her fans, but she’s lost respect.
When Mitt Romney chose Paul Ryan he delivered the anti-Palin candidate. Yes, Paul Ryan’s budgetary plans are extreme, but they’re detailed, explained and passionately delivered by a man who has religion on them. Strong and wrong beats right and weak, as we saw with George W. Bush, with the Democratic economic message almost non-existent in Pres. Obama’s first term.
With Republican female stars that start with Dr. Condoleezza Rice and include Governors South Carolina Nikki Haley, as well as New Mexico’s Susana Martinez, the first female Hispanic governor in the country, Sarah Palin now looks like a throw back, like one of those souvenirs at a Cracker Barrel outlet you see along the freeway. Remember when?
Paul Ryan may help take Mitt Romney down, though let’s face it, Mitt Romney was doing that on his own before Ryan arrived. Ryan economics is a disastrous road, but that’s the road Romney’s chosen and the one that best represents today’s Republican Party. There’s simply no room for a woman Romney wouldn’t hire if this effort was a business.
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