To all the Palin haters out there...
I was wondering how I would craft a defense of Gov. Sarah Palin, a lady with whom I share very few domestic political ideals, but whose grace and courage I find inspiring. And then, all of a sudden, Victor Davis Hanson crafts a defense worthy of Sparta's 300.
An Instructive Candidacy: What Sarah Palin taught us about ourselves
I'd like to add two things: my own gut feeling tells me that anti-Palinism has jumped the shark, with a popular anti-media backlash to be expected in tow. Another instinct tells me that the news stories about Palin "going rogue" will resonate with certain voters. I know, I know: the polls, the polls! These two trends may not have sufficient time to ripple out in the last ten days.
Yeah, that's probably true, but I know this too: fate can be very cruel. Just ask Darius. And the way that some in the media and in politics have been gleefully celebrating the end of McCain-Palin bears all the marks of a great Greek tragedy, one whose full implications may unfurl on Nov. 5. Yeah, sure, this could be a bad case of wishful thinking on my part. Yet, I can't shake this feeling in my gut that tells me to fight on, and expect victory. There's something about how McCain people find instant camaraderie that tells me that it ain't over just yet.