Our Love is Here to Stay
By Carter Clews
I have to admit that I was wrong about Sarah Palin.
Oh, not after the McCain debacle, when I wrote her a "love note" of sorts thanking that game lady for having been the only bright spot in that otherwise horrific display of Republican ineptitude. I thanked her for providing us all "one, brief, shining moment." As indeed she did. And still does.
No, I was wrong back when she stepped down as Governor of Alaska, and I, like so many others, opined to friends that she had made a politically fatal error. Now, I Stantonized, she "belonged to the ages." And it was our loss.
But, I'm happy to say, the inimitable Sarah has proved me wrong. Ms. Palin, it seems, has more lives than nine cats. And all of the negative smears by the mainstream media from 30 Rock to Ted Turnerville won't be able to muss a hair on her comely, cunning head.
(Nor will the fact that, as I am typing this column, I notice that lefty Bill Gates' Microsoft has not yet made "Palin" a part of the Word lexicon. Come on, Bill, if a weird word like "Obama" no longer brings up spell check, it's time to give Sarah Palin her just due. She is now part of the American scene, so try to stay up with the times.)
Simply put, Sarah Palin is a political phenomenon. We now hang on her every word. And we cheer her every pronouncement. When she speaks, people listen – because she is the one politician in America willing to say what's on the hearts and minds of the vast mass of the American people. She says it loud, and she says it clear. And she doesn't give a hoot in Hades whether the mainstream media and their political puppet masters like it or not.
From a personal perspective, I can tell you in a New York minute that Sarah Palin is the only politician in American today I would cross the street to see. And Barack Obama, of course, leads the pack of those I would cross the country to avoid. Which helps explain why Sarah's new autobio is already #1 on Barnes & Nobles' best-sellers list – a full six weeks before its release!
What makes Sarah such a unique phenomenon – and what keeps freedom's foes awake at night wondering what she'll do next? Quite simply, it is the fact that her appeal is indefinable. And one of the first rules of the far left's "politics of personal destruction" is that one must first define, before one can then destroy, the enemy.
The real reason the far left hates Sarah Palin, of course, is that she embodies -- top to bottom, inside and out -- all that they hate to the very marrow of their poisonous bones.
She has borne a Downs Syndrome baby and refused to abort it even after she knew that, in their opinion, it had proven to be "defective." She believes in the basic soundness of the American system and the wholesome values that made this nation as good as it is great. She has insisted upon being married to the same man for more than 20 years in the far left's toss-them-off and trade-them-in society. And to top it off, she even believes in God!
In sum, Sarah Palin is an outright affront to the ruinous situational ethics by which the left defines its very existence.
For that, those on the left can never forgive her. And, for that as well, those on the right can never forget – and will not abandon -- her. In short, our love is here to stay.
So, now the die is cast. I'm happy to say, I was wrong. Sarah was right. And, Barack Obama's utmost inner longings notwithstanding, that blur in a skirt he sees fast approaching over his right shoulder isn't going anywhere any time soon – except, perhaps, to the Oval Office.