I hate how she takes every opportunity to lambaste the “mainstream liberal media” (Sarah, I think it’s called fact checking, not “opposition research.”), but damned if I didn’t applaud her mama bear approach to ripping into David Letterman for his nasty jokes about her daughter. Yeah, yeah I know David was talking about Bristol, not Bristol’s younger sister, but either way I’d have wanted to scratch his eyes out, too. There’s no such thing as below the belt when it comes to our babies.
And yes, I truly respect how she is able to accomplish so much and be a mother of five. Frankly, I’m a bit in awe.
It makes me tear my hair out when I hear Sarah spouting her “death panel” nonsense. But, at the same time, I can’t help but admire how she is able to weather the continuous, venomous criticism that is directed her way. I have trepidations about putting my own name on this very article, knowing how rabid both lovers and haters of Sarah Palin get. Meanwhile, she takes hits all day and every day, and still she stays true to herself.
Which brings me, finally, to the thing I (begrudgingly) admire most about her. Sarah Palin believes in herself. To be sure – I think a lot of the stuff she believes, and espouses, is, what’s the word, whack – but as a model of the power of ambition, self-confidence, and plain old dreams … well, Sarah Palin sets an example.
Oh Sarah – if only you weren’t a creationist conservative zealot. You’d be my hero.
Would I vote for her?
No way in hell.
Would I like to take my daughter to meet her? You betcha.
April Daniels Hussar is BettyConfidential’s Deputy Editor.