I don’t talk much politics around here. I used to be very political, but now I find that it all just frustrates me. So I tend to stay out of the discussions unless someone asks me.
However, there is one politician who is getting a lot of face time during this prelude to the 2012 Presidential elections and that is Sarah Palin.
The New York Times and Washington Post are trying to use crowd-sourcing to pour through Palin’s emails from her time as Governor of Alaska, looking for anything that might be used to damage her apparently.
She was mocked about comments regarding Paul Revere, saying the famed silversmith and patriot “warned the British” during his famed 1775 ride. It turns out, local historians and academics are backing her claim.
There is a pro-Palin movie being released in July, 2011, about her time as the Governor of Alaska.
I recently had a conversation about her with two ladies, one in her mid-forties, and another in her mid-sixties. Both made the same comment: she is hated because she is an attractive, self-sufficient, has-it-all lady (including a stud husband) that is conservative. They also said that she is what the feminist movement was supposed to be all about, except that she is a conservative.
Others with whom I have had discussions about her called her an idiot. That is the basis of their critic of her, that she doesn’t know much of what she talks about and has a distorted view of the world.
It seems that people either love or hate Sarah Palin. I have no opinion quite honestly. Except that she would be the best looking President the US has ever had.
So I wonder, other than comments like “She’s an idiot” or “She’s really hot!”, why do you like or dislike Sarah Palin? Why do you think she is such a polarizing figure?