Thursday, December 10, 2009

Wilder Lower Wolves

Newsmax reports that Sarah Palin has recovered from her earlier popularity dip.

Riding a wave of positive publicity from her book tour, Sarah Palin's favorable rating has crept within just 1 percent of President Barack Obama's job approval rating, according to the latest polls by CNN and USA Today/Gallup.

The results suggest Palin has fixed the dent in her popularity ratings created this summer when she announced she was stepping down as governor of Alaska.

According to a CNN poll released Monday, 46 percent of voters now say they like Palin. That's the same level of popularity she enjoyed before she resigned the Alaska governorship.

I was in a client office yesterday and I heard a bunch co-workers discussing late night hosts. Who did they like best, Conan, Leno, etc. Letterman's name came up and this dude said "He's dead to me because of the way he treated Palin and McCain and threw softballs to Obama." Everybody nodded in approval and I suppressed a huge grin.

The reason for my grin's hugeness? I've known these people for years. One of them for 12 years, another for about 7, etc. They are neither wild-eyed conservatives nor knee-jerk liberals. They are mid-westerners and members of the silent majority in the independent political middle. Sarah Palin has the kind of popular appeal among these people that some of the uber-intellects of the right don't grasp, but the more pragmatic wolves on the left can smell from miles away, hence the fear and loathing.

Oh, sure, they hate her views. But go up to the wolves and shout "Mike Huckabee!" and you'll get no baring of the teeth even though he comes down in the same place as Palin on social issues. These animals fear power, and she has got it. To be truthful, I don't see why she doesn't retire from politics and make millions of dollars writing books, maybe doing a Paul Harvey style news and comment, show up on the news shows every once and a while to point out what an ass-clown Obama is. Making all the female news sluts look ugly just by showing up would be an added bonus.

But if she runs for office, I'm behind her all the way.


  1. But Palin has flaws. I'm waiting for that perfect smooth confident rich intellectual republican candidate that the media loves.

  2. Halfway through her book, and I am incredibly disappointed because she clearly has not written Reflections on the Revolution in France, 2: The Deadening. Where are the deep philosophical ruminations that have littered every political autobiography ever written?

    Seriously, it's better than I expected and it does make me more fully understand where she's coming from. But let them keep misunderestimating her. We'll see who has the last laugh.

  3. Palin has thrown out the old political rulebook and is waging a campaign the likes of which this country has never seen. Her enemies are underestimating the politician with the most raw political talent I've seen since Reagan rode off into the sunset. In war or politics nothing is more dangerous than an individual who thinks up something truly new and that is what Palin is doing in blazing a new path to the White House.

  4. Her enemies are underestimating the politician with the most raw political talent I've seen since Reagan rode off into the sunset.

    AMEN! Preach it, brother. Could not agree more.