"What I would like to see is a little bit more of the GOP contenders' not hesitating to call one another out on their records," Sarah Palin told Judge Napolitano on his Fox Business show "Freedom Watch" yesterday, adding "We condemn the Democrats … for not having vetted their own candidate. Obama wasn't vetted by the press, but he also wasn't vetted by his own party." What a novel idea. Using primary debates to inform the public rather than conceal what the candidates are really up to. See Palin Promotions' "Gov. Palin on Freedom Watch: 'Love to Give White House Fits" for an excellent summary with quotes, and watch the interview here. Props to twitter buddy Brian of The Right Scoop for putting up the vid.
Her fierce determination and authentic American voice won our heart and mind that fateful day in late August of 2008 when she burst into the national consciousness as John McCain's pick for vice presidential running mate. For nearly three years now all things Sarah Palin have been relentlessy savaged by a "lamestream media" hard-wired to reject any member of the fair sex who isn't buying — or selling — the postmodern feminist party line of woman as victim and identity politics as savior. Palin's agile mind and servant's heart eluded not only the usual suspects on the left but — more revealingly — many among America's "Ruling Class," members of the Northeast Corridor Conservative fuddy-duddy community for whom being a member of the tribe trumped any interest in the conservative cause. But now some of those former fuddy-duddies are peeling off, taking a fresh look at Palin and liking what they see. As Dan Morgan, aka danthebarbarian, twittered last night, referencing Fox News personality Judge Napolitano's engaging and informative Palin interview pictured above:
After all, it wasn't that long ago the Judge was just another voice in the Palin-Is-Stupid chorus:
Judge Napolitano Attacks Palin; Calls Her a "Goofball" Without the "Mental Capacity to be President" - Audio 11/17/09
Now he's laughing with her, not at her, and eliciting serious answers to serious questions.
Update: "She has proven that you CAN, in fact, win a fight against the media," writes Haystack at Andrew Breitbart's Big Government:
If you believe everything you read, Sarah Palin is the worst thing that has ever happened to America. She has proven that women aren’t, in fact, victimized by a male-dominated society to the extent that organizations such as N.O.W. and Planned Parenthood would have you believe …
I love this woman, and whether she’s the right person to be our next President or not, she ought to be America’s SoulKeeper™ for what she endures and what she gives back in the abject lessons she’s helping us learn about how evil people really CAN be when someone comes along that doesn’t fit into their tidy little mold of how people should think and act. God bless her for that.
Update II: Joy McCann, aka Little Miss Attila, links!