What I am trying to say is not that Sarah Palin would necessarily make a great president but that the criteria by which she is being judged by her conservative critics—never mind the deranged hatred she inspires on the left—tell us next to nothing about the kind of president she would make.
Take, for example, foreign policy. True, she seems to know very little about international affairs, but expertise in this area is no guarantee of wise leadership. After all, her rival for the vice presidency, who in some sense knows a great deal, was wrong on almost every major issue that arose in the 30 years he spent in the Senate.
What she does know—and in this respect, she does resemble Reagan—is that the United States has been a force for good in the world, which is more than Barack Obama, whose IQ is no doubt higher than hers, has yet to learn. Jimmy Carter also has a high IQ, which did not prevent him from becoming one of the worst presidents in American history, and so does Bill Clinton, which did not prevent him from befouling the presidential nest.
Monday, March 29, 2010
Unabashed Palin support from Podhoretz at WSJ
Norman Podhoretz wrote a fantastic column in today's Wall Street Journal on the heels of Palin's Tea Party event last Saturday. He targets "conservative intellectuals" who hate Palin and buy into the Democrat-fueled lies and smears about her. They're the wannabe cool kids (with the cool kids being ultra liberal elite) who will throw anyone under a bus to gain approval even if goes against their principals. Podhoretz touches on these matters in his column.
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