Sarah Palin: Email Search Paints a Positive PicturePosted: June 12, 2011
I won’t be at all surprised of the email search being conducted against Palin by the media turns out to backfire. I have no doubt that it will paint a positive picture of her overall by confirming her commitment to her elected office, to the people and the great state of Alaska, and to her family values. The media may find some items to cherry pick and blow completely out of all proportion but overall I think that the emails will reveal a competent and dedicated public servant which this country is sorely in need of today. If Barack Obama and Anthony Weiner are the best and the brightest of the Democrat Party then they should be eminantly beatable in 2012.
The trove of more than 13,000 emails detailing almost every aspect of Sarah Palin’s governorship of Alaska, released late on Friday, paints a picture of her as an idealistic, conscientious, humorous and humane woman slightly bemused by the world of politics.
One can only assume that the Left-leaning editors who dispatched teams of reporters to remote Juneau, the Alaskan capital, to pore over the emails in the hope of digging up a scandal are now viewing the result as a rather poor return on their considerable investment.
To an extent, the emails remind Americans of the person they saw take the state at the Republican National Convention in Minnesota nearly three years ago – refreshing, plain-speaking, open and uncomplicated.
Since then, her image has hardened into one of a brittle, even paranoid, politician who seethes with resentment, feels aggrieved and entitled and is intent on pursuing celebrity even at the expense of her family.
Mrs Palin as a person has become so remote that it is hard for to assess how much, if any, of that widely-held caricature has a basis in truth. The email release could mark the end of a chapter of what conservatives have termed “Palin Derangement Syndrome”. Her enemies in the media appear to have overplayed their hand.
Expressing a sentiment that will resonate with many, Greta Van Susteren, a Fox News anchor who is close to Mrs Palin, argued that she had been subjected to “a media colonoscopy” by news organisations on “a mission to destroy”.