It must be terrible, the lies, the slurs, the smears, the breaches of privacy, the relentless attacks, I can't imagine how you stand it much less push forward with that ever-present luminous smile. Just thinking about your travails brings tears to my eyes.
But not to yours. That's astounding in itself.
With each new day, with each new attempt to demean you, Sarah, you become a greater and greater example of what's right with America. You're not just a role model for women, you're a role model for the country. And what you've already done for your country makes you worthy of our highest acclaim.
When we saw what sort of man it was who mentored Barack Obama, it was easy enough for some to dismiss him as incidental. When we looked at the Church Barack Obama attended for twenty years, it could still be said that he was not like them. Even when we see the vicious attacks on a disabled war hero, it can be said it's by a relative, if depraved, few. It took you, Sarah, to lay bare the vast liberal hate machine and put it on full view for all of America to see. The choice of any other person to be John McCain's running mate would not have exposed the ubiquity of it. It pervades our institutions and our media, It's eating up America. And thanks to you, they can't keep a lid on it. They can't conceal it. It's now as if the entire left has Tourette's.
I knew all along what liberals were really like, but to America, maybe they were just angry – George Bush "stole" an election, we started an "illegal" war, the Patriot Act has robbed them, if not us, of their civil rights, women, minorities and laborers are the victims of horrible discrimination. Why, any decent, rational person should be outraged.
But liberals aren't expressing true outrage. If they were, they'd be outraged at all injustice. They wouldn't tolerate lies and smears against anyone. I know, because I don't. I'm outraged whenever a false charge is leveled at a person or group, or when someone is the victim of a cheap shot. That's the American way. What liberals are attempting to do to Sarah Palin isn't because of any prior grievance. She's an American success story. Actually, she's THE American success story. She's the living embodiment of a self-help book.
Liberals hate that. She makes victims everywhere look badly. What liberals try to pass off as outrage is really hate and fear manifested in and by an endless temper tantrum. In a way, you can't blame them. They have no idea how to combat you, Sarah, and what you stand for. They had been doing such a good job of corrupting America, and now THIS? What if others start emulating you, Sarah, your sunny disposition, your positive attitude, your can do spirit… your determination to reverse America's slide into socialism, obscurity, and beyond?
If everybody started taking a page from the Palin book, they might assume responsibility for their own lives and they wouldn't need liberals anymore. Then liberals, being what they are, would scream all the louder, make up even bigger lies, pull out all the stops. Which means that with forty-odd days until the election, and with all we've seen to this point, we likely ain't seen nothin' yet.
Irreparable damage could be done to their ideology if liberals lose this election. Not so with conservatives. Feminism has already been exposed for the fraud it is, and liberalism itself could very well suffer the same fate.. People are already seeing that things liberals pretend to stand for – equality, free speech, even diversity… it's all a sham., and now they know in no uncertain terms how liberals feel about religion, guns, and small-town America, which by the way, isn't just people who came from small towns, it includes anyone who's been through one and appreciates what they represent.
I don't believe conservatives could have ever done as good a job at exposing liberals as they've done themselves. Conservatives are passive and weak. I think it's because they believe people are decent by nature. Fortunately for me, that's one of a number of conservative traits I don't share with them. I'm not religious, I do believe the rich probably pay relatively little in taxes, and if you dissected my entire vocabulary, you'd scarcely find a word that's favorable toward George Bush. And I believe that when you declare war on people who are trying to destroy you, you do whatever it takes to win – you return to a civilized state only after you've obtained their unconditional surrender.
Needless to say, most Americans, and virtually all conservatives, don't think as I do… which brings us back to Sarah Palin. She may make all-out war with liberals unnecessary. She's so endearing and so charismatic, and so genuine that Americans just might realize on their own that they were being led down the wrong path. If she succeeds, she won't just be our first woman President, she'll take her place alongside the Founding Fathers, Abraham Lincoln, and Ronald Reagan as people who guided America through its darkest days and emerged victorious.
Although after 9/11, I also said that George Bush might possibly occupy a space atop Mount Rushmore.
Then again, Sarah Palin is no George Bush, even if they do both pronounce it "nucular!"
I mean, can 60,000 Floridians be wrong?
I was about halfway through writing this when I came upon this commentary by Ralph Peters. I mention this because A) I want you to take my word for it that Col. Peters didn't influence me, B) you need to read his commentary because it's immensely better than mine, and C) I felt reassured that I was on the right track after reading the opinion of a truly great American.