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Michael van der Galien

Why You Should Forget Sarah Palin

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Posted on January 17 2010 9:00 pm
Michael van der Galien was born in the Dutch city of Leeuwarden in 1984. For as long as he can remember, he has been obsessed with the United States. When he was 17 years old, he started blogging - of course about America. His articles have been published at Big Hollywood, Pajamas Media, Hot Air (the GreenRoom) and Right Across The Atlantic. He's also an editor for the Dutch conservative blog, De Dagelijkse Standaard.
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by Selwyn Duke

Really, there’s precious little fairness in the world. People tend to be slaves to emotion, and prejudices often reign supreme, even (in fact, especially) in those who rail against prejudice. This is why we’ll see millions of Americans reflexively dismiss a politician simply because of the letter following his name. It is why people will often oppose a position they would otherwise support simply because it’s being advocated by someone they dislike. Ah, that troublesome human nature.

This brings us to Sarah Palin, the Wasilla woman often billed as the best hope of the GOP. She certainly isn’t one of those plain vanilla characters who inspire blasé reactions, that’s for sure. It’s just so often the case that people either love her or hate her, believe she is the cat’s meow or the pig with lipstick, a political sensation or a puerile simpleton. I’m in neither camp.

Read the whole thing at the American Thinker.

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