The First Attack Shots

I decided to stay up late and watch the follow up weekend to the Democratic convention coverage, but it seemed like all eyes were on Sarah Palin. Of course, she is receiving less than flattering reviews from the mainstream media and liberal commentators. Take this excerpt from Paul Begala on cnn.com:

Palin a first-term governor of a state with more reindeer than people, will have to put on a few pounds just to be a lightweight. Her personal story is impressive: former fisherman, mother of five. But that hardly qualifies her to be a heartbeat away from the presidency.

How nice. A state with more reindeer with people? Do the Democratic faithful know what happens when you insult rural and small town America? See 2004 election.Seriously though, Palin has more executive experience than Obama, Biden, and McCain combined. The question that I have is that if Barack Obama is really all about change, then why did he select someone that’s been in Washington for around 30 years?
The trash Sarah Palin party continues at Newsweek.com, with a pretty insulting article written by Jonathan Alter:

The balance between work and family, always a ticklish issue, will be brought into bold relief by the fact that the Palins’ fifth child, Trig, was born with Down syndrome in April. Todd Palin, a commercial fisherman, may shoulder the bulk of the child-rearing duties in their family. But many voters will nonetheless wonder whether Palin should undertake the rigors of the vice presidency (and perhaps the presidency) while caring for a disabled infant. The subject will no doubt arise on “Oprah” and in other venues.

So now we have to bring Trig, a five month old child into the national picture for political gain? Wow. The fact that Sarah Palin has been running a state (with an 80% approval rating, for those who care about polls out there) and has been able to balance a political career with a family life isn’t proof enough? Would she be the only vice president with children? This is yet another attack on pro-life, conservative women who buck the feminist image that women don’t need men or children. While it remains to be seen exactly how many women will flock to the McCain-Palin ticket, you can bet that the more conservative women out there who were undecided could potentially inch closer to voting for McCain. This scares radical left-wingers like Alter because now it gives those women another choice, and could potentially take away from the assumption that women always vote Democrat.These are just two examples of the attacks the left-wing has waged (and will continue to wage) against Palin. Expect to hear more about a “scandal” involving a state trooper who tasered his 11-year old child in the coming months.The most telling thing about McCain’s selection are his actions vs Obama’s words; Obama and McCain both say Washington is broken and needs to be fixed, which is something that all voters can pretty much agree on. However, Obama has selected a Washington insider. Hardly walking the walk. McCain has walked the walk, selecting an outsider with a history of reforming her state. This is why the left fears Sarah Palin.