I'm no Sarah Palin fan. Alright... full disclosure... I think she is a loony right wing nut, who's popularism is a danger to democracy and a great danger to progressive values. After her speech to the Tea Party conference I started to see some criticism of the content of her speech on the US blogs I read. And then, suddenly, it all disappeared. It was replaced, instead, by criticism of her using crib notes on her hand and specifically made fun of her considering her attacks on Obama for using a teleprompter.
Well, let's be honest, her hypocrisy is hardly surprising given her personality and beliefs. Yet this is not what we should be focussing on. It's not the delivery method that's the problem, most people prepare for a speech in one way or another, it's the content and it is only by rational criticism of the content that she can be brought back down to Earth.
American liberals need to be the better half of the political debate and rise above petty attacks. It's time they destroyed the message, not the person.
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