December 12, 2010

Sarah Palin's Run for Presidency - Palaver on a Non Issue!

I am putting myself in the line of fire here, but I am willing to take it on because I believe in the sanity and intelligence of the American electorate, and because I have great respect for the American Presidency. I believe that the American electorate is neither naive nor stupid to want a simpleton like Sarah Palin to govern the country that the entire world calls the superpower, and that we as citizens are so proud of, and also love so much. I am amazed and saddened by all the debating and talk about Ms. Palin's claim to presidency, something that we all know is not even remotely possible. Yet the discussions and debating continue, and I am tired of having to listen to them, and I also feel as if they are an insult to my intelligence. We are a proud people who take immense pride in our nation. Why do we then want the rest of the world to make light of the American Presidency? Which American would jeopardize the interest of this land that he holds so dear? This is, after all, our ' land of the free and the home of the brave', and we Americans 'can see', and our 44 elected presidents are proof of that 20-20 vision!

I wish to apologize to fellow Americans who seeing the complete senselessness of the Sarah Palin claim, wonder why I am posting on it. This is clearly a non-issue for any thinking American. Ms. Palin's run for presidency, if it ever comes to be, will be an embarrassment to the American public, and Americans know it. The issue has been blown out of proportion by the media, worldwide, and we know why. The media always resorts to sensationalism when it finds itself in a vacuum of things-to-report, especially when the next day's deadline hangs ominously close and there are pages that need filling. It is unfortunate that journalism in a capitalistic society sometimes has to sacrifice its ethical core. As a result, non-discretionary readers often get mislead into believing all that they see and hear in the media as the gospel truth. Such happens to be the case with the Palin story, and that is all it is , a story; one that will run its course among the uninformed and the politically naive, but eventually it will die its natural death, and may not even make it into the annuls of US history.

The United States of America is 'a leading political and cultural force in the world', and is termed so for a reason. We, as a people, have exercised our freedom wisely and consistently for close to three hundred years toward the betterment of this country. We have always elected a leader who has had a proven track record in public service and had a sound academic background. Who in his right mind would think we would do otherwise this time?


Georg said...

Bonjour Id,

Not being a US citizen, I could limit myself to just reading this post. But it is an interesting subject and anyway, what happens in the USA has consequences abroad.

Eight years of Mr Bush proved this extensively, worldwide. But it should be said that he had a sound academic background. So this might not be enough.

If Ms Palin would be elected President, unelected people in the shadow would have the power, I imagine.

In the case of Mr. Bush (N° 43) Big Oil inheritated this job and it might be interesting to find out for Ms. Palin.

But you have those Primaries, an institution no other democracy seems to have. Could well be that those primaries will protect you from the worse.

Last not least there is the saying that every country has the government it deserves.


EXSENO said...

No country deserves Sarah Palin.
She is a joke.

Anonymous said...


You are bestowing the general public with too much power in being able to decide the next President as we have seen that these elections are not won by popular vote.

Another incident that adds to my scare is the non passage of the Dream Act that was was voted down in the Senate recently. What was wrong with this piece of legislation? I think it was a win-win for everyone involved and was good for the nation. But still it did not pass. The news is that there was a huge push by the Tea Party to block it from becoming a law. They put all their resources behind blocking this and they won. Now Sarah Palin is somehow and I dont know how, associated with this Tea Party movement. So just take this one step further and the scary scenario that you think will not happen starts to look plausable. Unless the people wake up, smell the coffee and see where this nation is headed.


Khakra said...

Palin's making the right move till now. Becoming a celebrity, launching a show to make people aware of Alaska. She's not been promising, true, but things can change overnight. I'll say she's reached so far because she's smart, and that could take her further. She could be the next coming of Reagan. Not considered a genius, but effective in what he did.

seo for small business said...

Saying that Sarah Palin will never be president is akin to stating that oil and water shall never mix. It is not only a forgone conclusion, but a fact enshrined in nothing less that pure granite.

Nandi23 said...

with the appointment of Obama, I regained faith in the American public. Palin appears to be a waste of taxpayers money and an insult to women and to politics. However she is a necessary evil, her fame reminds us to be wary, that the public has not yet matured, and is still very young in integrating and accepting. One thing that lends to greatness is the heterogeneity of the society, she would definitely quench that.