I don't mean to victimize who the right is now calling "Sarah Barracuda" with loving aplomb.
But Sarah Palin was introduced to the American Public as a hockey mom of five. She fought the boys in Alaska. She's no friend of Ted Stevens, even if she used him for a political ad. She killed his pork.
She introduced us to her family, she spoke about reform and ending wasteful spending, and -- by gosh -- she had. She sold back a needless Governor's Jet... on eBay.
Hell, she was even respectful enough to acknowledge not just Geraldine Ferraro, but also Hillary Clinton herself.
I can understand some resentment; to some eyes, Sarah Palin is just "walking through" what "real women" "cracked."
But Sarah Palin even repeated her comments about Ferraro and Clinton on the campaign trail and was booed for it.
And the reaction from the left?
DESTROY SARAH PALIN. She's one of them.
And this is what separates me from my former bretheren, and why the subtitle of this blog has
All I can do is re-read my second post -- THIS is what freaks you out? -- and shake my head.
She didn't froth at the mouth about abortion.
She didn't say a darn thing about gay marriage.
She didn't talk about religion in America.
But she did talk government reform.
She talked about dismantling the "good ol' boys' network."
She did give tribute to Geraldine Ferraro and Hillary Clinton.
And, because of that, so many on the Obama-Left just smear, smear, smear.
Part of me wants to believe that it's because Sarah Palin disappointed them. That she wasn't some rabid, "OBEY MY LORD! KEEP YOUR BABIES! SMITE THE SODOMY!" caricature that they hoped she would have been. Becuase it would have been easier to hate her like they would have a Huckabee, rather than fabricate a whole lot of nothing and project it upon Palin.
Now the Obama-Left will probably transform her into that caricature. Just as they transformed so many of us Hillary Clinton supporters into doing things like this: starting our own blogs defending people that we never once thought we'd be defending.
It's a real eye-opener.
I hope that Sarah Palin continues to hold the strength and temerity to govern by what is right for everyone rather than let herself get backed into a corner and become the polarizing caricature the Left is trying to make her.
That's real hope, Obama Kids. Hope that you didn't throw someone to the wolves just because she has an (R) after her name, and make her re-evaluate her principles to be what you wanted her to be.
Ugh. We'll see what type of PDS arises tomorrow. For now? Done for the night.