Saturday, September 20, 2008

Palin and experience (less genius, more common sense).

It's ironic that the same people mocking Palin for her inexperience are championing the same experts to get our economy out of the position that they put themselves in.

We need a little less genius and a little more common sense.

Don't get me wrong, if she supports this mess then I am done with her as a VP candidate, but if anyone should be attuned to the Main Street aversion to bailing out Wall Street it should be her.

Unfortunately, I think McCain might muzzle what would be her natural position.


mmazenko said...

I'm not sure why you would think that Palin should be attuned to Main Street aversion to bailing out Wall Street. I just don't see this purity of conservatism that Rush, Sean, and O'Reilly are talking about. To be perfectly honest, I keep hearing Joe Scarborough's criticism of Gingrich in "Rome Wasn't Burnt in a Day." The record of small government, anti-spending, conservatives doesn't exist up in Alaska or in Washington.

It does exist in the Libertarian Party, though I don't think I can go with Barr this year. Ron Paul might have won my vote. That said, I again assert that I can't go with McCain, knowing he and Palin just can't and won't do what they say. At least with Democrats, you know what you're getting. And with an advisor like Rubin, Obama just might become as moderate as Clinton, cutting the budget and the debt if a Gingrich-like reformer is willing to work with him (and force his hand - I like Jeff Flake of Arizona in this respect - the party ought to use him).

Krauthammer and Will of the Washington Post - as true conservatives as you're likely to find in mainstream media - reasonably question her validity as a candidate. I tend to listen them, and I like their arguments. You might want to check them out, as it isn't just the Obama campaign that is criticizing the choice.

Parentalcation said...

mazenko, are you silly?

Palin's key strength and the reason she has risen so fast is her ability to be in tune with the pulse of main street.

"Palin Attuned More to Public Will, Less to Job's Details"

I understand that you are against McCain, but at least get your arguments straight.

Though I will agree than Hannity and company are ascribing to her conservatism that she isn't warranted. Then again, so are the Democrats.

Us in Alaska know that she is a centrist and populist.