Saturday, September 06, 2008

Bill Whittle Is Up

Bill Whittle of eject!eject!eject! writes only a few essays a year. They are always worth reading. He has a new one up at NRO.


She is so absolutely, remarkably, spectacularly ordinary. I think the magic of Sarah Palin speaks to a belief that so many of us share: the sense that we personally know five people in our immediate circle who would make a better president than the menagerie of candidates the major parties routinely offer. Sarah Palin has erupted from this collective American Dream — the idea that, given nothing but classic American values like hard work, integrity, and tough-minded optimism you can actually do what happens in the movies: become Leader of the Free World, the President of the United States of America. (Or, well, you know, vice president.)

2 comments:

David said...

Is she really all that ordinary? How many people, for instance, can give a speech of the quality we heard the other day? How many have the sheer *energy* that she has displayed?

I think that the attribute being perceived as "ordinary" is really more that she doesn't seem to wear a manufactured persona.

Lelia said...

Ordinary? If I had only a tenth of her energy and health, I would be able to accomplish so much more in my life.