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.)


David Foster 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.

Anonymous 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.