July 12, 2009
Writing about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's resignation, Eugene Robinson ["A Starter, Not a Finisher," op-ed , July 7] was quite right to "feel sorry for conservatives who look to her as a champion, because she's going to let them down. " It has become popular for rural, anti-government types to imagine that conservatism boils down to protecting families from the temptations of a cosmopolitan, urban world rather than serving the nation with sensible ideas, strong public institutions and effective policies.
September 11, 2008
In the Sept. 9 front-page article "In Poll, McCain Closes the Gap With Obama," the polls show that a quarter of voters who supported Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton for president are now intending to vote for Republican Sen. John McCain. I don't think it's wrong to suppose that these voters switched parties because Mr. McCain now has a woman on the ticket. The big change in the GOP before and after the Republican National Convention has been the selection of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as the party's vice presidential nominee.
August 30, 2008
The Post asked political experts for their thoughts on John McCain's running mate. Below are contributions from: Michael Feldman , Newt Gingrich , Catharine A. "Kiki" McLean , Greg Mueller , Grover G. Norquist , John Podesta , Douglas E. Schoen and Lisa Schiffren MICHAEL FELDMAN Former senior adviser to Vice President Al Gore and founding partner of the Glover Park Group...
August 12, 2011 |
The latest trend in the media world is "trending. " That is, monitoring what people are buzzing about and directing coverage accordingly. Just as the unspoken sometimes reveals more than the spoken, what's not trending suggests more than what's trending. In all the many thousands of words written in the immediate aftermath of the Republican debate in Iowa , two words were scarce: Sarah Palin. But she wasn't even in Iowa during the debate, you say. Correct. Her "bus tour," idling since its last attempt to seize national attention, wasn't due...
February 13, 2010
In his Feb. 11 column, " Palin's populism: It just might work ," David S. Broder suggested that former Alaska governor Sarah Palin is well suited as a "populist" leader and that she must be taken seriously and not dismissed for "writing on her hand. " In reality, Ms. Palin isn't taken seriously by a majority of Americans because she has failed time and time again to demonstrate an understanding of basic issues facing this country, articulate a coherent vision for how she would address our growing list of serious...
June 15, 2011
Kudos to Michael Gerson for his reflections on the release of Sarah Palin's e-mails [" Palin vs. the press ," op-ed, June 14]. He confirms my impression that Ms. Palin, as Alaska's governor, was very normal and pretty mainstream. I confess I was looking to the e-mails for something laughable or titillating but didn't find it. Mr. Gerson says the press deserves a large part of the blame for Ms. Palin's conversion to a caricature, but he recognizes that the blame goes deeper. The press dishes out what sells.