Monday, July 06, 2009

Look in my eyes, what do you see?

I'll give Sarah Palin this much -- she knows how to get attention. Good for her.

I've defended Palin on a number of occasions recently, because she does face a lot of scurrility. But in watching the action on some of the conservative blogs that I read, I must say this: a lot of Sarah Palin supporters really give me the creeps. For some of these folks, any criticism, no matter how mild, is thoughtcrime.

This thread over at Hot Air is illustrative; if you're not convinced, you'll find a half-dozen more that are similar. The post I've linked, which references a post put up by the guy who runs the highly-caffeinated conservative blog Ace of Spades, shows reaction to even mild criticism of la Palin that is just astonishingly vitriolic.

I have long criticized those supporters of Barack Obama who treat him as a demigod; I've kept the Obama Messiah website on my blogroll because it serves as a handy compendium of idolatry and foolishness.

Sarah Palin is a politician. A gifted one, one who reaches many people, without question. But a politician nonetheless. And we don't need a cult of Sarah on the right.

2 comments:

Gino said...

yeah, i know what yer sayin.

i like sarah, or, i like what i know about her.
but fact is, we really dont know that much about her philosphy. and everything she said during the campaign was in context of getting mc cain elected, so it really doesnt count.

but still, i hesitate to come out vocally as a supporter in the context of what i do know for fear of being mistaken with the assumption that my mind towards her is already made up, like those cultists.

strange, aint it? i'm voicing fear over something i say leaving the wrong impression.
thats not like me...

but, i'm always at a loss for words when my mind is occupied with so fine a speciman of glorious femininity.

Mark Heuring said...

strange, aint it? i'm voicing fear over something i say leaving the wrong impression.

Yep. That's usually not a problem for you, good sir.

but, i'm always at a loss for words when my mind is occupied with so fine a speciman of glorious femininity.

Excellent self-diagnosis, Dr. Gino!