Friday, September 9, 2011

NYT: Sarah Palin's Ideas Cross the Political Divide

Let us begin by confessing that, if Sarah Palin surfaced to say something intelligent and wise and fresh about the present American condition, many of us would fail to hear it. - Anand Giridharadas/New York Times

But something curious happened when Ms. Palin strode onto the stage last weekend at a Tea Party event in Indianola, Iowa. Along with her familiar and predictable swipes at President Barack Obama and the “far left,” she delivered a devastating indictment of the entire U.S. political establishment — left, right and center — and pointed toward a way of transcending the presently unbridgeable political divide.

The next day, the “lamestream” media, as she calls it, played into her fantasy of it by ignoring the ideas she unfurled and dwelling almost entirely on the will-she-won’t-she question of her presidential ambitions.

So here is something I never thought I would write: a column about Sarah Palin’s ideas.

Sarah Palin may be the one liberals have been waiting for - Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion
Why doesn't the word "Alaska" appear in this NYT column perceiving that Sarah Palin has some ideas liberals should like? - Althouse
NYT shocked, shocked to find Palin has anti-establishment principles - HotAir