I have always been stunned, even as a person who has seen first hand outright lies and petty slander (not just nitpicking fools) against good people, by the extent and the scope of the blatant lies against Gov. Sarah Palin.
It is more than politics. It is unbridled hate. Hate by people that I believe hate themselves and displace that hate onto Palin.
Imagine my surprise and delight when I read a piece, by a person I believe I would not share much common political ground with, write a lucid and inner truthful piece about Palin.
It is these people, both far left and right, in which I find a good future for our country for they make themselves informed, think with a logical lucidness and ask the right questions. That answers are not always easy or at hand do not intimidate these people, the difficulty makes them dig harder for their truths.
Even though I found this article a breath of fresh air, I must warn though that the extended article contains strong vulgarities as do the comments, but if you can get past them you will find a person of integrity truly attempting to understand a cultural failure.
Feminists and the mystery of Sarah Palin
It seems that some blamers know that the bullsh*t published about Palin (and unfortunately repeated here) was just that — bullsh*t. Palin considers herself a feminist, and except for the abortion thing, she’s more explicitly feminist than the average American. When a regular Jane with that kind of background proclaims her feminist sympathies, it doesn’t seem terribly productive to ridicule her or indulge in the misogynist slander put out by the political hacks running against her. I mean, sure, by the standards of pure feminism, she’s an enabling godbag. But so are most American women. On the other hand, by the standards of the Republican Party or evangelical Christianity, she’s Twisty Faster.
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It doesn't take courage to tell the truth, but it can take courage to look inward and express yourself knowing the vitriol that will be hurled your way by people of lesser character.
I applaud Violet though I'm not sure she may welcome my applause. None the less, Bravo.