One of the great things about Sarah Palin is she cuts through the bull#$% of politics. Watch That’s also part of what horrifies her detractors on the left and right. I admit to wishing that she wouldn’t say President Obama lacks “cojones” on the immigration issue but you can’t deny that her opinion leaves no wishy-washiness. You know what she believes; and you can’t always say that about Mitt Romney. Even Arianna Huffington admits this is a strength. Read
There is a delicious irony of Palin’s detractors both mocking her and cursing her. My good friend, Nicole Coulter, a Logan, Utah, native, who will soon reside in Pennsylvania and blogs at the website conservatives4palin, has penned a witty volume on the Palin irony issue, “Advice to Sarah Palin From the Know-it-Alls.” (Confession: I read an early draft and am listed in the book’s acknowledgements). “Advice…”‘s first half owes a lot to C.S. Lewis’ “The Screwtape Letters,” where Nicole — a self-described recovering Democrat — takes the role of a media/political elitist describing a mixture of “disgust and fear” for Palin. This will resonate with the millions of Palin fans, and yes, there are millions, who are amazed at the consistent Palin Derangement Syndrome they witness from the popular culture. It’s everywhere, even at the hands of a Hollywood teen star, Ellen Page, who felt it important to launch a few cheap asides at Palin while tub-thumping the film “Inception.” Watch
There are many great lines in “Advice …”; one of my favorite is why some conservatives (the two Davids, Frum and Brooks, and Kathleen Parker, rip on Palin). Nicole writes, “The bottom line is this: we in GOP-snob central have a proud history of acquiescence that includes appearing regularly on programs catering to people who loathe us.” … As the book moves on, the narrator’s tone changes and she becomes a “recovering Democrat” herself. The wit remains though, as sections are devoted to overcoming elitism, lessons in misogyny and questions for deep Palin-haters such as Matt Damon. Nicole’s book, which is being sold at Palin rallies and Tea Parties, is available here
… In the banality of religious evil watch, we note that Imams in Saudia Arabia are all in a tizzy over how unmarried Muslim women can interact with other Muslim men in the workplace. I’m reading Muslim refugee Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s inspiring memoir, “Nomad,” where she recounts her escape from a misogynistic lifestyle governed by the Koran. The author points out that although most Christians differ with the disturbing doctrines of the Old Testament, Muslims are forbidden to question the Koran. As a result, women are second-class citizens in Islam. Results of this include honor killings and genital mutilation of countless girls, including Somali-born Hirsi Ali, a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute who lives with bodyguards due to death threats.
So, in order to avoid breaking Islamic law, “Women in Saudi Arabia should give their breast milk to male colleagues and acquaintances in order to avoid breaking strict Islamic law forbidding mixing between the sexes, two powerful Saudi clerics have said. They are at odds, however, over precisely how the milk should be conveyed,” writes AOL News contributor Dana Kennedy. You can read the whole story here
It’s easy to laugh at this, but it’s not so funny when one considers that millions of women are oppressed, covered in cloth, taught that they are chattel and beaten with approval by their religion/state. In 2009, an elderly woman in Saudi Arabia was given 40 lashes and sentenced to six months in prison because two men delivered bread to her home. These practices must not be tolerated in Western nations in the interests of “diversity.”