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Sarah Palin: Most "Heinleinian" VP Candidate Ever
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Author:  PeterScott [ Thu Nov 28, 2013 6:49 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Sarah Palin: Most "Heinleinian" VP Candidate Ever

I see that Palin apologized for her remarks. Good, because it's worth noting that to her, the term 'liberal' is not a neutral description of political leaning, but a vile insult.

Author:  sakeneko [ Fri Nov 29, 2013 10:08 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Sarah Palin: Most "Heinleinian" VP Candidate Ever

PeterScott wrote:
As a point of reference, Joe Muto in "An Atheist in the FOXhole" (his account of how a liberal ended up working for Fox and getting fired for leaking videos to Gawker) seems to be making an effort to be fair - he has plenty of praise for Bill O'Reilly and - it hurts even to type this - says that Ann Coulter is nice in person. But he derides Palin as vacuous and unwilling to expend any effort to go beyond the sound bite level of understanding issues,


Actually, that has been my impression of Palin as well, and my biggest complaint about her. It isn't entirely fair to focus that criticism on her, since being vacuous and unwilling to expend the effort to go beyond sound bite level when discussing issues is an endemic condition in much of the media these days, and Palin has been a media (not political) figure since she resigned as governor of Alaska. But I have the impression that she's capable of better, just isn't doing it. That bothers me, and would with anybody.

I expect Heinlein would have liked Palin as she appeared to most people in August 2008. In her case, time has showed that she's less than she first appeared, and I don't think he'd like what it did with her. I mostly don't. She lives up to her pro-life principles, though. There's a baby with Downs Syndrome that she and her husband are raising that by all accounts and to all appearances is valued, loved, and being given the best life that they can give him. I'm pro-life, but I think that if I were pro-choice I'd still admire and respect them for doing this.

Author:  TexasScot1952 [ Fri Nov 29, 2013 12:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Sarah Palin: Most "Heinleinian" VP Candidate Ever

I expect Heinlein would have liked Palin as she appeared to most people in August 2008. In her case, time has showed that she's less than she first appeared, and I don't think he'd like what it did with her. I mostly don't. She lives up to her pro-life principles, though. There's a baby with Downs Syndrome that she and her husband are raising that by all accounts and to all appearances is valued, loved, and being given the best life that they can give him. I'm pro-life, but I think that if I were pro-choice I'd still admire and respect them for doing this.[/quote]

I am pro-choice and I do admire the Palin family for that aspect. In every other aspect I wish she would go away.

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