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Sarah Palin: Superstar or Everywoman?
It looks as if Sarah Palin’s supporters still see her as a superstar. And there’s no doubt she has family-oriented appeal, often describing herself as a regular hockey mom. One reader’s observations reflect many others, regardless of their political persuasion: “I think Sarah Palin somtimes puts her foot in her mouth. Maybe it’s just who she is, to get attention or that she’s naive. But that doesn’t excuse the media from how they treat her.” Yes, Sarah Palin speaks her mind, but she’s not always upfront about what she says. … Continue reading
Mixed Comments about Sarah Palin Stepping Down as Govenor of Alaska
I’m sure you won’t be surprised that the remarks we received about Sarah Palin were mixed. Being so controversial, that sort of reaction is typical. One reader was concerned about the moral issue related to quitting: “Whether Sarah Palin goes on to host a radio or TV show, write a book, launch a speaking career or seek higher office in Washington, I think she went about it the wrong way.” Another pointed out the potential consequences to Palin’s future in politics: “If she wants a career in politics, I think … Continue reading
Sarah Palin: Star Power or Quitter?
Sarah Palin’s star power was evident as the governor of Alaska stepped down yesterday. She left her long-term political plans unclear and refused to address speculation that she would seek a 2012 presidential bid. Is this mystique part of what makes her so appealing? For sure she’s created quite a buzz. Palin did say she’s taking her political battles to a larger if unspecified stage and avoiding an unproductive, lame duck status. “With this decision, now, I will be able to fight even harder for you, for what is right, … Continue reading
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Today is a presidential election of historic proportions, Sandwiched Boomers. It’s an opportunity to set our country on a new path – for our families and our future. The polls are open and voters are already making their voices heard. Despite the long lines, a record turnout of over 140 million voters is expected. It’s a singular moment. On the Democratic side, Illinois Senator Barack Obama, the first black nominee of either major party, has infused the American political experience with speeches that have motivated young supporters like never before. … Continue reading