Another Tired, but Laughable, Patrician Lament
The lefty elitists are going bonkers right now over Sarah Palin, because she dares to be effective, conservative–and a woman. Don’t you know that women are all feminists? Don’t you know that they all follow NOW blindly, marching in lockstep to the pro-abortion feminazis? How dare Sarah Palin be on the ticket to become the first woman a heartbeat away from the presidency?
Typical of this blather is this article from the patriician Sam Harris. Elitist snobbery has long been the stock-in-trade of so many liberals; Thomas Sowell rightly described them as “the anointed”, the high-bred patricians who know better than us “average folks” how to manage the affairs of this country. Here’s what this snob Harris writes:
Americans have an unhealthy desire to see average people promoted to positions of great authority.
Did you catch that? “Average people”. To him, the governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, is an “average person”. Further, he says,
Let me put it plainly: If you want someone just like you to be president of the United States, or even vice president, you deserve whatever dysfunctional society you get. You deserve to be poor, to see the environment despoiled, to watch your children receive a fourth-rate education and to suffer as this country wages — and loses — both necessary and unnecessary wars.
OK, let me see…Sarah Palin is just an “average person” who is “just like us”. Well, yeah, in one sense, Sammy, I guess you’re right: she’s not a high-falutin’ snobbist with a loathsome disdain for the “little people”. Check. On the other hand, you’d prefer a guy with zero executive experience, and few real accomplishments, to be the nominee for president, than for a lady with at least some executive experience, and a record of accomplishment and integrity, to be the nominee for vice-president. Hmmm…curious, Sam!
Oh, wait, I get it…Sarah Palin isn’t “anointed”, no elitist busybody, no patrician. I understand. Forgive my abject ignorance.