Sarah Palin – The “Carefully Crafted” Politician.

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My friend Dan at Gay Patriot is GaGa over the latest piece by Sarah Palin posted over at National Review. He writes:

She gets it:

The meaning of the 2010 election was rebuke, reject, and repeal. We rebuked Washington’s power grab, rejected this unwanted “fundamental transformation of America,” and began the process to repeal the dangerous policies inflicted on us. But this theme will only complement the theme of 2012, which is renew, revive, and restore. In 2012, we need to renew our optimistic, pioneering spirit, revive our free-market system, and restore constitutional limits and our standing in the world as the abiding beacon of freedom.

If you are a conservative, reads nice… No, not nice… Grand!

But when I read the piece, which provides a list of things conservatives need to do in order to win in 2012, there was a bit, a nugget of unintended revelation, that troubled me to no end.

The last, and possibly most important, lesson is that a winning conservative message must always be carefully crafted.


“…a winning conservative message must always be carefully crafted”???

Really. I thought that the appeal of the true conservative message was that it was so basic, so fundamental, that it’s appeal was easy to understand.

“…a winning conservative message must always be carefully crafted

Would this explain why are you so afraid to give interviews to networks other than FOX, as your carefully crafted message may not be as well crafted as you think and it might fall apart upon unfriendly examination? She desires to be able to speak “without the constrains of the lame-stream filter“, so she will use the conservative one instead?

“…a winning conservative message must always be carefully crafted

Guys, that’s called, uhm, propaganda. Haven’t we already suffered enough at the hands of other politicians who have had to rely on their message being “carefully crafted”?

The Nation review piece was “carefully crafted” to propel her coming campaign. You may agree with the sentiments expressed in the article, but, as someone who has spent some time grading papers over the years, I guarantee this is not her thoughts – i.e. she didn’t write it. It’s not in her hand. It’s not in her voice. This has “ghost writer” written all over it! It is, indeed, a “carefully crafted” message.

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