On Palin and Reagan:
Whitney the Pipsqueak:
Many conservatives see Governor Palin as the political love child of President Reagan and Prime Minister Thatcher.
While President Reagan is no longer with us, the potential of this meeting between Governor Palin and Margaret Thatcher may prove to be the proverbial passing of the torch, perhaps leading to the re-lighting of that shining city on a hill.
Raj Rajagopalan (h/t Conservatives4Palin):
In the American political landscape of the current decade, there is no other politician who has the same appeal as Ronald Reagan; there is no other politician who agrees in principle with Ronald Reagan much more than Sarah Palin does.Roger at Gipperwatch:
Conservatives in America are hailing Sarah Palin as the “Reagan in a skirt”.
Conservatives in America voice it day and night that it took a weak and incompetent President like Jimmy Carter to create the most popular Conservative hero Ronald Reagan. And they see weak and incompetent President Obama as the next Jimmy Carter, creating the next Reagan in Sarah Palin.
The same, or another, unnamed source goes on to reflect on the purpose of the overture: "Palin’s big hero is Ronald Reagan. In US Republican folklore Thatcher and Reagan brought down the Soviet Union between them. That’s why Maggie is so important." An excitable Washington Examiner columnist has also represented this in terms of Palin's claim on the Reagan mantle. The suggestion of her meeting Thatcher seems to further confirm her as the "heir to Ronald Reagan". There is, though, more than this association to Palin's interest in the former PM. Thatcher is occasionally held up in Going Rogue as both a heroic proponent of the free market and "creative destruction", and implicitly as a model of female leadership. The blessing of the West's most famous and successful stateswoman might bestow Palin with some new gravity and credibility.
On Palin and snobbery:
Listen to these political minds discuss the brilliance of Governor Palin, her influence in elections, and how she totally outweighs Mitt Romney, who appears to be doing nothing right now but running for president. The ridiculous aspect of their conversation, however, is that they find it necessary still to try to diminish her. They say she makes them "nervous."Gary P. Jackson:
Those snobs among the Republican elite and the "Good Old Boy Network" haven’t changed either. They still remain blissfully ignorant, and educated well beyond the level of their actual intelligence. It so happens that Stacy Drake has just published a brand new article on this very subject and takes these clueless GOP snobs to task. You can read Stacy’s Sarah Palin vs Snobbery here.Sarah Palin:
Shoot, I must have lived such a doggoned sheltered life as a normal, independent American up there in the Last Frontier, schooled with only public education and a lowly state university degree, because obviously I haven’t learned enough to dismiss common sense (a prerequisite for power in Washington these days). Help me out, friends! Help someone like me – and the majority of Americans – understand why we would ever kowtow and bow to foreign regimes that hate us, instead of doing all we can to starve the beast of terrorism in our plight for security, prosperity, and peace.
America "will again be the exemplar of freedom and a beacon of hope for those who do not have freedom." - Ronald Reagan