Sarah Palin is thinking about running for President in 2012. Many are thrilled with the aspect of this woman getting into the White House. For others, the thought of a President Palin simply drives them crazy. Something about Sarah Palin scares democrats. Even stranger, something about Sarah Palin scares a lot of republicans too.
What is the problem with Sarah Palin running for high office? According to my cleaning lady, “she’s stupid”. When asked why, she didn’t really know, she’d just heard it on TV. We’ve been through the tag of stupid with George W. Bush. The media and democrats were relentless on Bush’s IQ. Never mind that the man could fly a jet, run a business and govern Texas. The same game is being played with Sarah Palin. EVERY word is parsed, EVERY meaning questioned and EVERY motive scrutinized. What other person, in politics or not, is treated this way? I seriously can’t think of one. Glenn Beck may be the closest second.
Sarah Palin also comes under fire from NOW. The women in NOW supposedly love powerful women, right? Well they let Hillary Clinton down when push came to shove and they certainly condemn Palin for being strong in her faith and values. (Which is double speak for they hate pro-life women.)
Another problem for Sarah Palin is that she speaks her mind. She doesn’t dance around the subject, she puts it out there for better or worse. The country has become so PC that people are aghast to hear a politician, especially a woman, talk this way. She’s bold and there have always been those scared of this combination.
I read an article written by a democrat blogger when Palin was VP candidate. It was an eye opening and revealing article written by a woman who literally could not stand Sarah Palin. I give the woman credit, she said “I think what it amounts to is that I am jealous.” There you go folks. The problem with Sarah Palin may not be Palin’s problem at all. It may be the women who look at her and say wow.
The blogger lamented about how “fit” Palin looked for having so many kids. Sarah looked too pretty to be a VP or President! She questioned how Palin could raise a large family, be a Governor and still seem so happy. She questioned the Palin’s decision to allow Trig to be born. And then added how much strength it must have taken to make that choice. She sounded in awe of Sarah and Todd’s marriage and lifestyle. And then just simply admitted that she was jealous of Sarah Palin and it made her angry.
Jealousy is an ugly critter. It can make totally sensible people say and do crazy things. And let’s be honest, women are the worst when it comes to petty jealousy. The problem with Sarah Palin might be that she is what most women (secretly) wish they could be.