Let's just think back for a second to the first time we really met Sarah on the national scene. John McCain shocked us all on August 29th as he announced Alaska's Governor, Sarah Palin, to be his running mate. In the following week, she delivered the speech of her life at the Republican convention in Minneapolis, and she lit the Republican party on fire! Not since Ronald Reagan have I seen the party this energized!
It took about 30 seconds for the mainstream media to begin the attacks and they came fast and furious. Nothing has been left untouched--especially her family. Sarah let it be known from the very beginning that she wasn't in the business of working for the media (one reason I love her so much) and has spent the last weeks reluctantly, it seems, granting interviews. She's been accused of not being available to them, and yet we have seen her in many interviews and on the stage almost daily over the last 5 weeks! However, today in an interview with Fox News' Carl Cameron, she promised to not be so reluctant to talk. She apologized that she had gotten so annoyed with them, and promised to try to work with the mainstream media, asking that they, in turn, make an attempt to be fair and objective in their questioning and editing. That's not too much to ask, now is it? I know it's a stretch for most, but I think that's what we all want. I don't expect that she not be asked the tough questions, that comes with the territory, and I have always thought she was perfectly capable! I just ask that the questions asked of her be presented in an objective, fair way (as I would expect them to be of any candidate) and that she be edited in a way that gives an honest representation of the actual interview. (p.s. She does read, after all!)
Now, if you were watching most of the mainstream media networks today, you got the impression that Biden beat Sarah to a pulp last night in the debate. I didn't see the debate they did, apparently, because the debate I saw had a clear winner--and that was Governor Sarah Palin!
"Palin’s style was “classic ‘talk over the heads of the media straight to the people,’ and it is a long time since I’ve seen it done so well,” says Peggy Noonan. “Joe Biden seems to have walked in thinking that she was an idiot and that he only had to patiently wait for this fact to reveal itself. This was a miscalculation.”
Look, this is not a high school popularity contest. This is a race in which we choose the President and Vice President of the United States of America--the greatest country on the face of this earth! The issues DO matter! The truth does matter! THAT is why I support Sarah Palin. I agree with her ON THE ISSUES. Sarah is authentic, and that is why so many of us have been so impressed by her. You cannot force authenticity, you either have it or you don't. She has it, and I can say for certain that Joe Biden does not.
I think from here on out we will see the Sarah we all have come to love and respect. Sarah, you knocked it outta the park last night--we are SO proud of you, girl!