Sarah Palin’s new book ‘
byHeart’ has been out a few weeks and I took the time to read it over the pastweekend. I was not displeased. In it she makes the effort to show thereaders that she is part of a stream of conservative feminist philosophy with along and proud history. She succeeds. America
She makes no particular effort toshow that she is ‘learned’ but that is an affectation of academe and oftenobscures than reveals. Her heroes areRonald Reagan and Teddy Roosevelt and Calvin Coolidge and the Founders ofcourse. These are not bad mentors to have.
Elitists who continue to beallergic to the ideas and thinking that informs the American people will rejectthis book out of hand. Everyone elsewill find in this stalwart of traditional values plenty to take comfort in.
I think that the genuineness ofher beliefs will continue to support a continual broadening of her politicalbase into the center and that the only candidate able to actually challenge heris Mitt Romney who appeals to the same constituency for the same reasons. Since they obviously respect each other, weare likely to see them working closely whatever the final shakeout there.
The book itself deals withprayer, mama grizzly feminism, and American exceptionalism and relatedthemes. Perhaps Sarah Palin is theproper answer to the question of political feminism that has been drifting andlacking conviction for so many years.
In a country in which theelectorate has watched their reps been bought off one way or the other over thepast two decades in the most obvious fashion, Sarah has taken the high road insuch a way as to empower many other like minded people. Remember that the Tea Party is all about
corruption. Promises are no longeracceptable. Washington
If she becomes president, and Ithink she will be or so close as to barely matter, she will have the mandate toend our recent version of crony capitalism. I do not think that this movement will be particularly stoppable either.
This is good book that affirmsour beliefs in good citizenship. It iswell worth the read.