Sarah Palin, Bulletproof

These past few days have been nothing short of insane.  The media has relentlessly called into question every iota of Sarah Palin’s character, and has spun her family as some sort of Jerry Springer nightmare.  Rumors and allegations of every stripe have been slung towards her, out of the deepest mud from the deepest bowels of media Hades.  Decency is no more.

Tonight was the night to turn that all back around.  To stem the tide of allegations, the storm of misconceptions, the onslaught of accusations.  Tonight was the night to tell the American people Sarah’s side of the story, to show to them that she is ready to serve them in one of the highest offices of public service in the land.  Tonight, Sarah had to allow the entire country into the mind of Sarah Palin, to see her life, her ambitions, her plans for the future.  And tonight, Sarah showed us one quality of hers that stood above all others.  She showed that she is absolutely bulletproof.

Bulletproof is the concept that inspired me to start this website.  It is the concept of absolute strength.  The idea that words and the people who speak them exude an eternal quality.  I was inspired to visit the Lincoln Memorial this past winter.  As I walked into the breathtaking marble colossus, I noticed the massive presence of Lincoln, staring fervently ahead.  However, I noticed that on each side of him in the memorial, words were etched into the stone on the walls.  On one side, the Gettysburg Address; on the other, his second inaugural address.  I read each word slowly and comprehensively, trying to grasp some meaning from words that were so important that they must be etched stories high in stone.  It then dawned on me: these words were powerful not because the man made them, but because they made the man.  

This brings me back to Sarah.  Her words defined her tonight.  She was neither magical nor flawless; she was straightforward and human.  She looked towards the future while remembering the past.  She introduced herself while promoting her running mate.  She criticized her opponents with grace.  Such synergy defined her speech and has defined her life.  She is a “hockey mom” looking out for her childrens’ future and a governor looking out for the Nation’s.  She is a political outsider who has gotten more done than people who have spent decades in office.  Unlike politics-as-usual, she has delivered on her promises.  It is rare for politics to attract good people who stay that way.  She is a breath of fresh air in a smoke-filled room.  And, most importantly of all, she has finessed the art of being a true public servant.  This leads me to my favorite excerpt from her speech:

I’m not a member of the permanent political establishment. And I’ve learned quickly, these past few days, that if you’re not a member in good standing of the Washington elite, then some in the media consider a candidate unqualified for that reason alone. But here’s a little news flash for all those reporters and commentators: I’m not going to Washington to seek their good opinion – I’m going to Washington to serve the people of this country.

She is absolutely normal.  She isn’t perfect, nor does she claim to be.  And, as we saw these difficult past few days, in the ultimate contradiction, her imperfection makes her absolutely bulletproof.  I would like to end on a quote, something that can fully encapsulate what Sarah did tonight.  And, as usual, I turn to the brilliant Ann Coulter: “Sarah Palin kicked ass!”

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8 Responses to “Sarah Palin, Bulletproof”

  1. awesome speech! what a breath of fresh air. she is EVERYTHING obama isn’t.

  2. Enjoyed your comments. It is clear the path through the sound bytes of the Dems is one of convenience and fear. They seem to be swinging at shadows that were not there for Palin exposing the classic democratic party insecurity. I ask for some media to assume I am literate and an independant mind and not a sheep that jumped on the Bush Bashing wagon four years ago and cannot get off and look honestly and fairly at our conditions.

    For a president I ask one question? Does he/she give pause to our enemies inside and out who would destroy us preventing us from using extreme force? Reagan, Bush,>>>>McCain?

  3. Loved your comments. As a working mom trying to balance it all, I am thrilled to have someone so “normal” and “human” on the Republican ticket. I do wish people would leave her family alone – look at her political record if you seek to find any kind of faults but leave her kids out of the mud-slinging! Looking forward to the debate in October! McCain-Palin in 2008!

  4. *** Awesome speech… I’ve been here in America for almost 20 years
    never been interested in politics nor exercise my rights but this year
    elections I make sure that Ido my duty as the naturalized citizen of the US
    with Sarah Palin’s home run speech I will definitely vote for the Republican ticket McCain for President & Palin for VP. I’ve heard enough about them… Great choice McCain!!!!

  5. Sarah represents what Obama, Clinton and the democrats are not, and for that she will be a target. But, She speaks for the people, not like Biden who wants us to be in classes. Given the freedom to do for ourselves is more powerful than what the democrats want us to do and that is rely on the government to take care of us, and I am tired of the democrats living off of me…

  6. John E. Lehning Says:

    Integrity, courage, passion, substance—-when was the last time we had that choice in a Presidential and Vice Presidential candidate? By the way, who was the last Democrat to serve in the U. S. Military?

  7. I hate community organizers, too! And I’m tired of the Dems living off me – and that’s why I’m so proud to help out Wall Street whenever they need it. That’s socialism I can believe in!

    And leave Sarah’s family alone. Even though she won’t leave yours alone!

    Elitist Democrats!! Take a look:

    Cindy McCain(’s first night of Republican National Convention outfit)

    Oscar de la Renta dress: $3,000
    Chanel J12 White Ceramic Watch: $4,500
    Three-carat diamond earrings: $280,000
    Four-strand pearl necklace: $11,000-$25,000
    Shoes, designer unknown: $600
    Total: Between $299,100 and $313,100

  8. Thank you all for the fantastic comments. Remember to tell your friends (and enemies) about the site.

    YAY-And you know what? She looked devastatingly fantastic in that outfit.

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