TWENTY-NINE

"I'm a product of Title IX..."

On p. 29 of Going Rogue Sarah is discussing the wonderful effects that the [1972] Title IX legislation had both on her own personal aspirations in the world of sports, and on those of women and girls everywhere in the United States. She writes:

"I set out to follow that path [sc. becoming a sports journalist/broadcaster], even memorializing in my high school yearbook my goal of someday working in the broadcast booth with Howard Cosell. Granted, conventional wisdom at the time was that sports reporting was a man's world, but in my family, gender was never allowed to be an issue. My parents gave us equal opportunity and expectations. We were all expected to work, build, chop, hunt, fish, and fight equally. I'm a product of Title IX...

Heather, Chuck Jr., Sarah, #22

"I didn't subscribe to all the radical mantras of that early feminist era, but reasoned arguments for equal opportunity definitely resonated with me. It was a matter not of ideology but of simple fairness. Standing on the shoulders of women who had won hard-fought battles for things like equal pay and equal access, I grew up knowing I could be anything I wanted to be."


There you have it, guys!! Simple words. And yet they reveal why our Sarah is so hated by the Left. She embodies and incarnates what I might term the true face and voice of the feminist movement, one that is American to its core; one that can only build up, not tear down this nation; one that reaches back to the great ladies who helped found our nation, the brave pioneering women who could and would "work, build, chop, hunt, fish, and fight" alongside their men!!!

And she exposes the false, radical feminist movement not just, nor even primarily, by theoretical ideas and arguments, but by the very testimony and reality of her intrepid life. She and Todd, brave, quiet Todd, a man's man, who was not afraid nor ashamed to be seen on national TV holding little Trig while his strong wife delivered her RNC speech in '08, she and Todd are a model couple for twenty-first-century America...and the Left are terrified of them!!!

She is who she is; they are who they are; their life is a witness to all that is best and finest and bravest and noblest about our Res Publica Americana. The Left is deathly afraid that much of the nation will fall in love with them (it's already happening), and in so doing, will see through and "deconstruct" the insidious web and net of lies that has been woven for the last forty or more years!

A hockey mom from Wasilla and her guy exposing and overthrowing the mendacious mental constructs that were four decades or more in the building; that consumed millions, nay billions in treasure; that were the sad, unseemly life's work of tens of thousands of professional propagandists in the media, in academia, in politics--"no, no, no," they say, "this cannot be allowed to happen."

Tough; it will happen...indeed, it is happening!!!

The United States of America is sick of lies; is sick of fakes; is sick of frauds. We hunger for the real, the genuine, the good, the true. Indeed, just as our eyes are made for light, our ears for sound, our tongues for taste, etc., so our minds, indeed our whole beings, are made for what is REAL, for the TRUTH. We hunger for truth even more than we hunger for food, I think!!! This is one reason we love Sarah so much. She is simple (and yet very complex too!!) and real and true.

What a contrast the Left makes. Their false "philosophies" and fake factionalisms are never what they profess or seem to be. They employ the bait and pretense of notions that seem attractive and pretty in order to, in fact, tear down the institutions upon which our Republic rests.

Glenn Beck, for example, has done a great job in recent months of deconstructing the Left's notion of "social justice." Their idea has nothing to do with JUSTICE, which is giving and rendering to each man/woman his/her right and due, what he/she has earned and deserved and merited.

Instead, their ideas are all about the confiscation and redistribution of wealth; in fact, in an Orwellian reversal of meanings, their warped notions embody supreme INJUSTICE!!--and these notions are anti-SOCIAL too, since, when you violate people's rights and unjustly steal the fruit of their labors, you tend to break down SOCIETY! The Left's "social justice" is in reality "unsocial injustice."

Another example is the radical "environmentalist" movement. Under the pretense of concern for the Earth and its creatures--and we all love animals, our pets especially!!--they seek to overthrow our free-enterprise, market-based economy, destroy any possibility of our becoming energy-independent, etc.

Again, the abortion movement, supposedly about women's "rights," has, in fact, led to a multi-million-dollar "industry" that has killed millions of innocent little ones. Who knows how many potential musical, literary, and scientific geniuses have had their lives snuffed out since 1973--especially in the African-American community!!

Everywhere they stick their meddlesome, destructive little fingers, the Left aims to change and overthrow the millennia-old meanings of words and the stability of the institutions upon which our civilization rests, all under the pretext and pretense of concepts we all embrace and admit, such as "justice" and "fairness."

What is their aim? Does anyone think for one second that these well-paid propagandists give a damn about "fairness" or "justice" for you and me and millions of other ordinary Americans? No, they are Communists and enemies of America, pure and simple. Their aim is to further destabilize our society to pave the way for a Red Dictatorship.

These "enemies within" are confident that they will be the pampered and privileged commissars and dictators of this "Soviet America." They will be the ones, for example, taking fancy trips to places like Spain--just to take a completely random example :-)--while the rest of us labor and slave for them, doing what they tell us to do, accepting the little dribble of money they grant to us.

Hell no!!!!! Free America will not tolerate nor accept this!!!

To conclude, our lovely Sarah, a TRUE FEMINIST and a TRUE LADY, stands as a mortal threat to these would-be slave masters, certainly because of all she has done and written and said...but most of all because of who and what she IS!!!!

God bless Sarah; God bless America; God bless Free and Brave Sarah America!!!

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Other Great Going Rogue Reviews:

Jedediah Bila:

"Palin’s inviting first-person narration that is sometimes whimsical, often confident, and always patriotic...Going Rogue is truly one of those reads in which you put the book down after your eyes graze the final lines and you somehow feel like the writer is someone you’ve known all your life."
John Ziegler:

"I was simply blown away by Going Rogue on almost every level. For many reasons, this is by far the best book and greatest literary achievement by a political figure in my lifetime..."
Brigadier General Anthony J. Tata:
"Her book washes away all doubts that any reader might have had about her readiness to be president. She comes across as exceptionally bright, dedicated, and passionate about public service. Her moral compass is strong, pointing true North in this case. And she has a wicked sense of humor."
Don Surber:
"Conservatives know why Palin is still standing — and standing taller today than those who tried to bring her down. What does not kill you makes you stronger. Thank you, Tina Fey."

Sarah Palin is Coming to Town

Review by Stanley Fish:

When I walked into the Strand Bookstore in Manhattan last week, I headed straight for the bright young thing who wore an “Ask Me” button, and asked her to point me to the section of the store where I might find Sarah Palin’s memoir, “Going Rogue: An American Life.” She looked at me as if I had requested a copy of “Mein Kampf” signed in blood by the author....


A few days later...I had begun reading Palin’s book, and while I wouldn’t count myself a fan in the sense of being a supporter, I found it compelling and very well done....

First, the art. The book has an architectonic structure that is built around a single moment, the moment when Palin receives a call from John McCain inviting her to be the vice-presidential candidate of the Republican party. When we first hear about the call it is as much a surprise to us as it was (at least as reported) to her, because for six pages she has been recounting a wonderful family outing at the Alaska State Fair. When her phone rings, she hopes it might be a call from her son Track, a soldier soon to deploy to Iraq, but “it was Senator John McCain asking if I wanted to help him change history.”

And that’s the last we hear of it for 200 pages. In between we hear a lot about Wasilla, high school, basketball, college, marriage, children, Down syndrome, Alaska politics, the environment, a daughter’s pregnancy. The re-entry of John McCain into the narrative on page 208 introduces Palin’s account of the presidential campaign and its aftermath, especially her decision to resign the governorship before the end of her term....


Paradoxically, the effect of the neatly spaced references to the call is to de-emphasize it as a dramatic moment. It is presented not as a climax, but as an interruption of matters more central to Palin’s abiding concerns — her family, Alaska’s prosperity, energy policy. (She loves to rehearse the kind of wonkish details we associate with Hillary Clinton, whom she admires.)

Indeed, it is a feature of this narrative that events we might have expected to be foregrounded are elided or passed over. Palin introduced herself to the nation with a powerful, electrifying speech accepting McCain’s invitation to join the ticket. It gets half a sentence (“I gave my speech”)....


The only event that receives an extended discussion is her resignation. It is important to her because as an act it reflects on her integrity, and she has to be sure (as she eventually was) that she was doing it for the right reasons.

Resigning was a moral act for which she was responsible. The vice-presidential candidacy just happened to her; her account of it reads like an extended “what-I-did-on-my summer-and fall-vacation” essay.


For many politicians, family life is sandwiched in between long hours in public service. Palin wants us to know that for her it is the reverse. Political success is an accident that says nothing about you. Success as a wife, mother and citizen says everything...

I find the voice undeniably authentic...It is the voice of small-town America, with its folk wisdom, regional pride, common sense, distrust of rhetoric (itself a rhetorical trope), love of country and instinctive (not doctrinal) piety.

It says, here are some of the great things that have happened to me, but they are not what makes my life great and American. (“An American life is an extraordinary life.”) It says, don’t you agree with me that family, freedom and the beauties of nature are what sustain us?


And it also says, vote for me next time. For it is the voice of a politician, of the little girl who thought she could fly, tried it, scraped her knees, dusted herself off and “kept walking.”

In the end, perseverance, the ability to absorb defeat without falling into defeatism, is the key to Palin’s character. It’s what makes her run in both senses of the word and it is no accident that the physical act of running is throughout the book the metaphor for joy and real life. Her handlers in the McCain campaign wouldn’t let her run (a mistake, I think, even at the level of photo-op), no doubt because they feared another opportunity to go “off script,” to “go rogue.”

But run she does (and falls, but so what?), and when it is all over and she has lost the vice presidency and resigned the governorship, she goes on a long run and rehearses in her mind the eventful year she has chronicled. And as she runs, she achieves equilibrium and hope: “We’ve been through amazing days, and really, there wasn’t one thing to complain about. I feel such freedom, such hope, such thankfulness for our country, a place where nothing is hopeless.”

The message is clear. America can’t be stopped. I can’t be stopped. I’ve stumbled and fallen, but I always get up and run again. Her political opponents, especially those who dismissed Ronald Reagan before he was elected, should take note. Wherever you are, you better watch out. Sarah Palin is coming to town.

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