"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Meanwhile, Back in Alaska

While a leading light of the liberal wing of the Democratic Party (begging the question: is there a different wing?), Anthony Weiner, has made himself into a laughingstock (or, in the new parlance, "beclowned" himself), the mainstream media has been expending resources covering a routine document dump pursuant to a FOIA request of 25,000 pages of emails from Sarah Palin's term as Governor of Alaska.   The  big news to come out of it... Sarah Palin was actually hard-working and smart and, egad, ambitious to enter national politics.   She was also a good Christian mother happily awaiting the birth of a Down's Syndrome baby.  

Compare and contrast with the morality and "habits" of Weiner.  Nah, too easy.   But it is interesting to note that a Republican who has raised or is raising five children, including a special-needs child, and who has a long and happy marriage, and who has made millions for herself and her family, and who has actually had gainful employment outside of government, is somehow "dumb"; while a Democrat who has no children, and who fairly obviously has screwed up his very brief marriage, and who can't do the honorable thing and resign from Congress because he can't afford to do it because he's never made any money for himself, and who has never done anything but suck at the government teat, is somehow "brilliant."   Funny how that works, huh?   Sort of an "all evidence to the contrary notwithstanding" proposition.... but then liberalism and logic aren't really bedfellows.  

Ask yourself this:  who would you rather have as your next door neighbor?   Who do you think might water your plants while you're out of town?   Who do you think might loan you their snow blower when yours breaks down?   More importantly, who would you rather have babysit your nine and eleven year-old daughters?   This family?

Or this geek?

Easy answer for the Regular Guy.

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