Monday, November 23, 2009

Politics: the art of what's irrational

It amazes me that otherwise intelligent people will try to argue that quitting your job (e.g. governor) is a virtue. Yet those are the mental hoops that people will jump through when it comes to someone like Sarah Palin. Here's RNC Chairman Michael Steele making just that argument at the 2:03 mark:

(Video link)

Steele is basically arguing that since Palin was getting a lot of attention that she couldn't serve effectively as governor. But wouldn't she (or anyone else, for that matter) draw similarly intense scrutiny as President of the United States? And he says she'd been under "an enormous amount of stress." Uh, hello? Wouldn't the ability to handle a lot of stress by not quitting be more indicative of someone who could handle the pressures of the White House?

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Blogger TomS said...

Very well put. This video clip would be funny if I didn't know millions of people were blindly accepting all of this.
Michael, have you heard of the alternate Palin book, "Going Rouge": Sarah Palin, An American Nightmare"? It was to be distributed on Nov. 17th, the same day as the "official" book was released.

Funny but I can't seem to find it in any bookstores around Chicago...One independent bookseller told me there were problems with its "distribution".

Do your sources confirm this? Would love to hear your take on it.

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