Palin as Celebrity or Savior?

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    Interesting column from Walter Rodgers who has a fair amount of DC Insider experience.
    While critical of Palin's weaknesses, he also openly admits to her potential. All in all, a reasonably fair and balanced read - and he even manages to take a soft swipe at the current president...

    Can Sarah Palin be more than a political celebrity? | csmonitor.com


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    Last autumn's campaign was a mere flirtation, given what may lie ahead for Palin if she decides to throw her hat in the ring. She must decide whether she wants to be a heavyweight public servant or a rock star. Republicans have a responsibility to decide not only if she can win, but also whether she has the gravitas to do the job.

    Republicans now in search of a new messiah might ask themselves if Palin is truly another Ronald Reagan, as more than a few would like to believe. It wasn't movie star glitter that made President Reagan so effective but rather his political genius, which rivaled that of Franklin Roosevelt.

    Reagan charmed scores of congressional Democrats into embracing his points of view on dozens of issues. In 1981, I watched big-spending Democrats walk out of the West Wing completely "Reaganized," happily confessing they were converted to his spending reductions and other presidential initiatives.

    Setting aside his two terms as governor of California, presiding over what would become the world's seventh-largest economy, Reagan had a biblical talent for making "even his enemies to be at peace with him."


    Over the next three years, Palin needs to develop skills beyond a TV persona who can read scripts off a teleprompter.




    Can Sarah Palin be more than a political celebrity? | csmonitor.com
     
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    i agree, a good article.

    and i like how you display that the word teleprompter is hard-wired to a swipe against obama in your mind.
     
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    "I think I now know what Sarah Palin may have been feeling, but I feel absolutely committed to the cause, to what God wanted me to do with my life."
    -- Mark Sanford (R-Argentina), Link
    If you're following God's orders, explain why you cheated on your wife.
     
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    It was - no doubt of that.

    Obama and teleprompter are now one and the same....
     
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    I will be glad when the fascination with Sarah is gone. With all the truly important issues affecting this Republic, a lot of people keep wanting to focus on Sarah. Priorities people.
     
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    Palin is playing an integral part in forwarding a conservative voice in the national wildernes of American politics.

    She has become one of the most prominent foils of the Obama adminstration, and as such, is doing a commendable job...
     
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    you having trouble focusing?
     
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    She's a braindead moron.
     
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    I am focused just fine. I am trying to help others who aren't focused.
     
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    You're a truther, yes?


    Ah, such irony....
     

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