While some partisans might fairly consider me overly cautious, my tendency is to not immediately jump into all sorts of controversies. I prefer to wait and watch as they play out. I have enough experience with news coverage and the public arena to know that — even in several days — what looked certain might not end up being certain at all.
This is especially the case with public figures. I like to see what they say and how they handle themselves before I jump in with an expert opinion that turns out to be anything but expert, or even correct.
I try to be fair. I like to be judicious. Maybe I remember times when I felt I was judged prematurely and unfairly. I simply am not comfortable being part of any initial attack-pack.
So I have waited on Governor Palin.
I just saw the video below. Watch it and decide for yourself. Watch it closely. Think about it. Replay it.
I am quite serious: For the first time in a long time, I have really been stunned into silence.
LOVEY DOVEY COVEY
NEWSWIRE–A CNN host says the McCain campaign’s decision to shield Sarah Palin from the media is sexist.
“She’s a bird of a whole different feather,” they whoop,
“With her plumage and pluck, we’ll prevail.”
Yet the vultures and hawks and the doves in the coop
Have her pigeonholed more as a Quayle.
Light verse, ripped from the headlines
I don’t get it.
I did want to give her the benefit of the doubt, but I honestly am shocked on how very little this woman knows of anything. I just don’t get any of it.