Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sarah Palin - Today's Woman

There is nothing about Sarah Palin's political leanings that I agree with. I don't think she is, by any stretch of the imagination, ready to assume the Vice Presidency of the United States. But, boy, I do like her spirit. When she learns how to articulate her thoughts in a more cohesive manner she will be formidable.

Her spunk first became publicly apparent when she showed her disapproval of the campaign's withdrawing from Michigan. Now, after the shopping spree flap she is back to wearing her own clothes and ignoring those tired, old boy network, white guys that are advising her. I love it!

She's "going rogue" comes the cry. One insider says, "She is a diva. She takes no advice from anyone. She does not have any relationships of trust with any of us, her family or anyone else." I don't know about her family dynamics but from the way she was chosen, then sequestered, I see no reason why she'd have any trust for those now complaining.

They go on to say, "Also, she is playing for her future and sees herself as the next leader of the party. Remember: Divas trust only unto themselves, as they see themselves as the beginning and end of all wisdom." It sounds like Palin's own definition of an elitist mixed with a bit of scripture! It also shows that she realizes how she has been used and doesn't like it one little bit.

She may well go on to be a leader of the Christian Conservative side of the party. They like her just fine the way she is. She needs a bit of polishing for the world outside of Alaska. She's smart and savvy and will learn from this experience. I expect she will begin to actually read those papers and magazines whose names were fed to her, she'll begin to travel outside the country and she'll wear the clothes that she is most comfortable in.

I think of how Hillary's supporters felt the world had dropped out from under them when she lost the nomination. How they felt this was their chance to see a woman achieve the Presidency. Well, rest easy, ladies. Sarah Palin isn't my choice for national office and probably not yours but she has shown that there are others out there able and ready to do battle.

They are women. Hear them roar?

1 comment:

TropiGal said...

It is almost heartbreaking, and certainly ironic, that after all the hard-won fights of the women's movement that the first female candidate to reach the White House could very well be a female who wants to take away women's reproductive rights.