Tuesday, October 27, 2009

U.S. News previews another Palin book, The Persecution of Sarah Palin

In their Washington Whispers section, U.S. News & World Report previews a Palin book coming out soon written by the Weekly Standard's Matthew Continetti. The book is titled The Persecution of Sarah Palin.

They offer several excerpts but one caught my eye and it was about how the Left feminists view Palin's accomplishments.

"Palin's sudden global fame rankled those feminists whose own path to glory had been difficult. To them, Palin was less a female success story than she was the beneficiary of male chauvinism," writes Continetti.
First of all, her sudden global fame happened because she was picked as VP candidate. Anyone who is picked receives immediate global fame. Her lasting fame occurred because people are impressed with the body of work she's done. They recognize her as a good governor with conservative ideals and that's why she's remained in the spotlight while other VP picks have faded.

Secondly, Continetti writes that feminists were jealous because "their own path to glory had been difficult." And Palin's wasn't difficult, it's that what he's implying? Those are his words, not used by the feminists he's referencing. Life is difficult for everyone. Palin never had it easy. She cut her path through the wildnerness with blood, sweat, tears and damn hard work - and this was all before she was picked as McCain's running mate. Anyone who runs for governor of a state, wins and then successfully runs that state has a difficult job. Maybe we should clue Continetti in that mayors and governors aren't picked out of thin air to serve the people - they are elected by the people, and you have to make a case for yourself and have a record that proves you will work hard to serve the people.

It seems like Continetti buys into this "feminist" ideal that Palin got to where she is by being a benificiary of male chauvinism. Saying or implying that Palin's path wasn't difficult is a major misstep that makes me question Continetti's motives. I don't know if I trust this book.

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