Friday, July 3, 2009

The Liberation of Sarah Palin


As many on the left leap with joy and some on the right morn the end of Palin’s political career, I see something different.

After reading her entire speech, I think Sarah Palin has set herself free. Free to do what she want and if I catch her drift correctly, she is now free to challenge what is going on in Washington not as a governor but as a citizen.

Prior to today, Sarah Palin was boxed in. She was held back in Alaska by bogus ethics charges and petty partisan politics. These two things also kept her time in the national spotlight limited. In addition, as a governor she isn’t free to say just anything, like she would have love to have said to David Letterman.

Now freed from being governor, Palin can use her star power in several ways. She can take to the national scene and speak out strongly against liberal policies that she clearly sees as ruining our nation. She can present herself not as a Republican governor but as a concerned American.

By doing this she can easily gain support for her own presidential run or she can use that support to exert much needed influence on the Republican Party and move it back to its conservative roots.

Either way, Palin liberated herself today and she is now free to tear the bark off the Obama administration, Congress or even the Republican Party.

18 comments:

Gunner Sykes said...

I believe you are square on the money -- at least I fervently hope so. Now Ms. Palin can take the fight to them.

Instead of rejoicing, the left should be battening down the hatches.

There's a storm coming.

The Conservative Lady said...

Agreed. She is going to be something to reckon with no matter what she decides to do.

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Lovin Ma Soldier said...

She has liberated herself and the liberals, althought "happy with glee" are also scared as hell. I can't wait for what is next!

Anonymous said...

I agree completely with your take.

First impression, upon reading her remarks: Oh my God, she pulled a John Galt! She just pulled a freaking John Galt.

What a woman.

And the looters have no idea how to wrap their minds around such a move.

Yes. She is now free. I feel that she is getting ready to soar.

Best to you and the old friends, hope all goes well, just had to drop by to read your thoughts. They're awesome as always. Happy Fourth ~ TLR

Flavor Country said...

She is out of politics and will take the money and run. She has the book deal which she will peddle on talk shows ans such, but even the conservative media has turned on her with this ill thought out move.

This with constant responding to every attack along with posing in a fitness magazine..........no one is ever going to take her seriously...except for fans, which unfortunately is not enough.

Dennis Howard said...

This wasn't a copout. She was throwing down the gauntlet: "I choose to fight!" And throwing off the encumbrances of the tired old McCain staffers who put her in a box. She is also doing this for Alaska because she thinks her state is being screwed, and she's right. Finally, she is cutting loose to support all those fresh conservative faces who will be campaigning to reverse the Democrat takeover of Congress. I predict she will be the most sought after conservative speaker all across the country. She may yet become the American Joan of Arc. Let's go, Sarah.

Clifton B said...

Gunner Sykes:

I am hoping so too. I just don’t see Palin quitting, especially when she made a point to say how bad she thinks the current policies are. Time will tell. If she does continue to fight I am ready to rally.

Clifton B said...

TCL:

Agreed, now that she is free, I hope she really cuts loose on the McCain staffers.

Clifton B said...

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Clifton B said...

LMS:

The left maybe jumping with glee today, but they sure as heck are not going to forget about her. The second she opens her mouth on a political issue, they are going to pounce again.

Clifton B said...

TLR:

Long time no see! Hope all is well, and you are set for an excellent 4th.

I too thought John Galt when I was listening to her speech. I don't know why everyone got the impression she is gone for good.

Clifton B said...

Flavor Country:

Life is too short to compromise time and resources... it may be tempting and more comfortable to just keep your head down, plod along, and appease those who demand: "Sit down and shut up", but that's the worthless, easy path; that's a quitter's way out. And a problem in our country today is apathy. It would be apathetic to just hunker down and “go with the flow”.

Nah, only dead fish "go with the flow". – Sarah Palin

Sorry, but that doesn’t read like someone who is getting out of politics to take the money and run.

While I maybe guilty of being a little too optimistic about Palin, you are clearly being far too cynical.

Clifton B said...

Denis Howard:

Welcome to ABC. I agree. I also believe that Palin, like many conservatives, sees the urgency of having someone stand up against all this big government take overs. We need someone now, not 2010 or 2012. Freeing herself now, gives her the chance to actually make a difference.

Anonymous said...

You don't see her quitting? But..she just...quit.

I'd be pissed if I voted for her and she quit halfway through her term.

But yeah, I guess it's everyone else's responsibility - not hers.

Clifton B said...

Anonymous:

"I'd be pissed if I voted for her and she quit halfway through her term."


This is because you think in small terms. If you take the time to read her speech carefully, you will see that she plans to speak out against the direction the country is head. She plans to do it now rather than wait until 2012. If Palin is successful in changing the nation’s course, then she would have succeed in her goal. If that success gets her into the White House, so be it. Getting into the White House is not the goal, changing direction is.

Flavor Country said...

[This is because you think in small terms. If you take the time to read her speech carefully, you will see that she plans to speak out against the direction the country is head. She plans to do it now rather than wait until 2012. If Palin is successful in changing the nation’s course, then she would have succeed in her goal. If that success gets her into the White House, so be it. Getting into the White House is not the goal, changing direction is.] ----Clifton B

You can lead and speak out at the same time? What kind of leader would she be then?

Many great leaders that I am sure you admire have lead and spoke out and have change direction, and have done this all while under extreme criticism and attacks.

While I know you are a fan of hers, the truth seems to have blind sided you.

Palin is smart and charismatic, and she will use those gifts to take care of her financial woes and secure her family's best interest, plain and simple. There is nothing wrong with that either.

She is a capitalist like all of us, she sees the prize and is going for it.

No party will vote her into the White House now after she seemingly can't handle running one of the least populous states in country and constantly responding to and folding to criticism.

Those are not qualities of a true leader.

Clifton B said...

Flavor Country:

Many great leaders that I am sure you admire have lead and spoke out and have change direction, and have done this all while under extreme criticism and attacks.

Really? Who? Even Barack Obama unoffically quick his job in the senate after 143 days to make his presidential run and no one was attacking him when he started either.

No party will vote her into the White House now after she seemingly can't handle running one of the least populous states in country and constantly responding to and folding to criticism.

Can't handle running her state?LOL! Tell you what compare her state's economy to NY, NJ, CA, IL or MI and then get back to us about her not being able to handle a state.

Time is going to prove one of use wrong, and something tells me it won't be me.

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