According to Jennifer Rubin, Sarah Palin is in the process of redefining feminism and the left is both apoplectic about it and completely impotent when it comes to doing anything about it.
“She certainly has them on the run. At the National Mall rally on Saturday, Sarah Palin delivered an eloquent and moving tribute to servicemen and a nonpartisan call to restore — not transform — America. The complete text should be read in full. (If you are not moved to tears by the stories of three heroic military men, you have a heart of stone.)”
“Meanwhile, Palin clearly has the left in a tizzy. They have finally gotten it: she is redefining feminism.”
“You see, Palin has proved by example that a woman politician need not spout the pro-big government, pro-abortion, pro-welfare-state line. ‘Ms. Palin has spent much of 2010 burnishing her political bona fides and extending her influence by way of the Mama Grizzlies, a gang of Sarah- approved, maverick-y female politicians looking to “take back” America with “common-sense” solutions.’ She sure did, and she proved herself to be the most effective female politician in the country. Sorry, Hillary — while you have been playing errand girl for the Obama foreign-policy train wreck, Palin has ascended to the throne. (Nancy Pelosi’s days are numbered.) The left is waving the white flag of surrender.”
“Palin not only trumped the left on style but she also managed to connect on nearly every issue — ObamaCare, bailouts, Israel, taxes, American exceptionalism, and the stimulus plan — in a way the president and his liberal supporters could not. For all of her supposed lack of ‘policy muscle,’ it was she who defined the debate on ObamaCare and she who synced up with the Tea Party’s small-government, personal-responsibility, anti-tax-hike message.”
It constantly amazes me how the ‘smart people’ berate her, calling her a ditz and a bimbo and a hick and a dumb, beauty contest winner. And yet, incident after incident, issue after issue, the dumb rube outfoxes the sophisticates and comes out on top. It almost makes me wonder who really is the ignorant rube here.
I think at any given time, there are a small number of naturally gifted politicians in the US. In the 1990’s, conservatives were cursing Bill Clinton for being one of them. I believe Sarah Palin is another. It is the left’s folly to misunderestimate her.