Liberty Just in Case

A Dialogue for the September 12th World

Someone From the Left With a Brain

Posted by redsatellite on November 12, 2008

Camille Paglia. Yes, a liberal woman with a cerebral cortex. (I know…scary huh?) She writes a column for Salon.com and actually articulates her side better than a dozen Maureen Dowds. Yesterday, she mused and ruminated about the presidential election and the potential fallout from liberal behavior and their horrendous treatment of Sarah Palin.

Liberal Democrats are going to wake up from their sadomasochistic, anti-Palin orgy with a very big hangover. The evil genie released during this sorry episode will not so easily go back into its bottle. A shocking level of irrational emotionalism and at times infantile rage was exposed at the heart of current Democratic ideologycontradicting Democratic core principles of compassion, tolerance and independent thought. One would have to look back to the Eisenhower 1950s for parallels to this grotesque lock-step parade of bourgeois provincialism, shallow groupthink and blind prejudice.

As for the Democrats who sneered and howled that Palin was unprepared to be a vice-presidential nominee – what navel-gazing hypocrisy! What protests were raised in the party or mainstream media when John Edwards, with vastly less political experience than Palin, got John Kerry’s nod for veep four years ago? And Gov. Kathleen Sebelius of Kansas, for whom I lobbied to be Obama’s pick and who was on everyone’s short list for months, has a record indistinguishable from Palin’s. Whatever knowledge deficit Palin has about the federal bureaucracy or international affairs (outside the normal purview of governors) will hopefully be remedied during the next eight years of the Obama presidencies.

Good God…a self-reflecting liberal that understands boorish behavior. I almost fell out of my computer chair. She’s actually ashamed of her brothers and sisters on the left. Amazing.

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