Sunday, September 28, 2008
I like Sarah Palin but I am not going to go so far as to say she is more experienced than Obama like some on the right have. I will say Obama is no more experienced than her in some areas. I think she has been handled completely wrong by the McCain people. Shove her out in the lime light and let her be who she is. She is not the Obama "Alex Trebek" pronouncer of fancy foreign names, and we should stop saying that she is more experienced than Obama it may be true, it may not, but it puts the media in a position to fire away stupid questions like the "Bush Doctrine" one. The average American has no idea what the Bush Doctrine is, and we all know Charles got it wrong and Obama basically regurgitates it when spewing his ever changing foreign policy. Only his FP does not embrace the Bush Doctrine because he will be better at it. Its the same but its different because its him. The Obama Doctrine.
So to me it is time for the McCain camp to portray Sarah Palin for who she is and not for who the media wants her to be...a Harvard mouthed intellectual with polished foreign policy pronunciation.
She was tapped for her experience in drilling and energy, and her peppy fiscal policies. If you make her into something she is not she and McCain will lose. If you let her be who she is...a down home girl who will shake things up, then they will win. This tactic of making her out to be experienced in foreign relations is ridiculous. McCain is the foreign policy strong hold. Let Sarah be the fresh new conservative. This pretense just makes the media rabid pit bulls ready to attack. I think the McCain camp should start touting Sarah as the energy expert. The ship will sink if this "total package" nonsense continues. She has had no reason to be concerned with the foreign arena as a governor and to act otherwise is foolish politics.
The American people can see through the Katie Couric and Campbell Brown crap of "Do you have a passport? Why haven't you ever had one before now?" Seriously go tongue yourselves. The arrogance of the media is troubling. Troubling because it sets a precedence that they are more intelligent than you or I. This is not the case. They are more left than most, but that is it. Let's give Sarah some room to grow without the pressure of having to compete with the Washington established rhetorical elite. Let's let her be Sarah. Take the foreign policy pressure off. McCain needs to stand up and say LOOK she was not tapped for foreign affairs, she was tapped for other things. Biden was tapped for his experience...an area of weakness for Obama. Let's not paint a picture that is not there. The American people don't care if Palin can say "TaleeebON" "POckIstON" "AfGONistON" "IROCK" properly...we want her to get us some good solid energy policy and tackle spending! McCain can handle the FP.
Now, please stop calling her a step away from the Presidency, So is Biden and that scares me worse. Besides Obama could have a stroke at anytime too, the obituaries are full of young hopefuls dead from strokes. So shut it about McCain being the walking dead.
Its time to portray Sarah as she is...not strong on FP, but strong on energy and strong on conservative values! She doesn't need to be the professor of the Mid East, she just needs to kick their ASS!