Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Sarah Palin in the Dark

You can hide in the sun 'till you see the light
Between the velvet lies
There's a truth that's hard as steel
The vision never dies

-Ronnie James Dio

During the "Pre-Palin days" when conservatives wandered in the wilderness, some of them like me settling on Mitt Romney with others turning to Mike Huckabee and Ron Paul. Fred Thompson had the philosophy, but his campaign ended early and most conservatives were in "settle" mode after that. With John McCain now to face Barack Obama in the general election, it was a moment where this blogger had to face the possibilities that he would never see Reagan's America again.

It was a dark time. Sarah Palin never endorsed a candidate in the 2008 primary. Rumors were that she liked Romney, but she also thought highly of John McCain because of the war hero thing. This blogger didn't know much, if anything about, Sarah Palin then. I wasn't looking for the next Reagan. I didn't think we'd ever find him. Sarah Palin was just another governor with an R after her name.

The country was going to hell in a handbasket. It was so politically arid that crickets chirped at sparsely attended McCain campaign events. The pending inevitability of that "first step into a thousand years of darkness," as Reagan called it, was a heavy fog on the morale of a once excited political science major who followed Ronald Reagan during his college years. It was then that this blogger stared directly into the heart of darkness.

But when Palin's light shined for the first time on the national stage, the liberal media wanted to keep her and America in that darkness that existed before her selection for VP. The Journolist emails show a mainstream media that was dead set on dimming the light that was now emanating from the Republican presidential campaign.

Sarah Palin revisited that "heart of darkness" again last week and yesterday when she was painfully reminded of what the media not only did to her, but what they said about her down syndrome child. "The horror, the horror."

Palin writes:
There is a sickness and darkness in today’s liberal media. With revelations like the JournoList exchanges, may the light keep shining to expose the problem.
How fitting that the political "Shakespeare" of our time would make another literary reference at a time when the media is scrambling to find their own words to shirk off this damaging revelation and exposure to the light. This writer's dual B.A. in Political Science and Literature dances on the wall to the words of Sarah Palin.

Mistah Kurtz-he dead. A penny for the old guy.

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