Yet again the mainstream media cabal against Sarah Palin has come a cropper. From my own cursory reading of her e-mails while Governor of Alaska, she comes out as a hard working executive and concerned wife and mother, valiantly and quite successfully juggling her obligations to her family and public office.
As a supportive admirer of women who work and aspire, I canâ€™t help concluding that Sarah has realized the feminist dream of having it all. It baffles me why she is not celebrated by women for this singular achievement, which could serve as an inspiration for young women seeking to make a difference through public service, and fulfilling their instinctive desire to have children and a stable family life.
I have heard this college educated working woman referred to as trailer trash. Trailer trash, indeed. Sarah earned her living as a commercial fisherman and Todd worked far from home on the oil rigs. I guess that kind of work is to the intellectual elite the new definition of trailer trash.
Most of the women in my social circles wrinkle their noses when confronted with any mention of Sarah, as if her name itself induces some nauseating effluvia.
Remember Harry Truman, the haberdasher who never went to college? I have vivid memories of this man being pummeled by the Ivy League snobs in our midst.
Iâ€™m sure the Sarah haters are disappointed that the anti-Sarah dirt they expected from her e-mails did not bear fruit.
Perhaps they expected some revelation of a fascist conspiracy, a secret agenda of a far right psychopath attempting to undermine America behind the mask of good looks and a perky personality.
Iâ€™m sure, too, they were hoping that the e-mails would serve to diminish her intelligence and ignorance of world affairs that the interview with Katie Couric tried to deliberately induce during the campaign.
It was that interview that set the agenda for the opening gun of the campaign to tar and feather Sarah as a lightweight brainless moron who was a walking political disaster.
Never mind that she busted the hold of the greedy big boys who ran Alaska for years, or that she was instrumental in pushing a gas line through Canada to warm up the frigid Midwest.
The sheer ugliness of the campaign to discredit her, not merely as a politician which is fair game, but a mother and a wife, and paint her as a clueless right wing fanatic, is, in my opinion, unprecedented and undeserving.
What I admire most about Sarah is the way she has absorbed every punch and continues to come out swinging. How can one fail to admire that kind of moxie? Take advantage Sarah. Whatâ€™s wrong with making a buck? Rub their snobby noses in it.
The campaign against her for whatever reason has been relentless, hateful, sanctimonious and vicious. Miraculously, she has survived, and won respect from a large swath of the so-called working class. Indeed, try naming a Vice Presidential candidate of recent vintage. Most have faded into oblivion.
My friends characterize her as a dumb broad who has no business on the public stage. Unfortunately, they canâ€™t offer much more than â€œI just canâ€™t stand herâ€ as their reasons for hating her. I guess I am an anomaly in the social world I inhabit.
So be it.Â To them my irritant is an entertainment.
As for me, I like Sarahâ€™s take no prisoners brass balls attitude. Maybe itâ€™s time we Americans took some hard political lessons from someone who had to perform actual productive work for a living. Could she do worse than what we have had running the show in the last decade?
That said I would love to have a peek into the e-mails of Sarahâ€™s political and media enemies. Might keep an army of psychiatrists busy for decades.
Oh yes, what ever happened to Katie Couric?