It won’t be long now til we have a new Republican Vice-Presidential nominee. Will it be an affable heartland himbo, a blue-eyed wonk, or a stay-at-home mom turned reformer? Who can tell? The only thing we know for sure is that the selection will be a cagey, game-changing move that puts Democrats on the defensive. It was a little less than four years ago that supposedly centrist people were saying things like this about Sarah Palin’s insane convention speech:
Still absorbing her speech last night, I’m trying to understand how Sarah Palin could be so apparently unfazed by her current situation: She’s in charge of a state government, just gave birth to a Down syndrome baby, has a pregnant teenage daughter and now it’s “Gotta run, John McCain wants me to be vice president.” But she’s not only coping with the slings and arrows; she has fired back with gusto. It must be more than just religious faith, ambition or ideology.
She reminds me of another prominent Republican woman from the West: former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.[….]
Maybe there’s something about growing up in a challenging, male-dominated physical environment (desert, tundra), in a family where everyone’s expected to get his or her job done (and there’s no time for drama, fuss or introspection), that turns certain girls into very confident women — women who love to play against the big boys, and love to win.
Just imagine what they’ll write about Rob Portman or Paul Ryan.
there’s no time for drama, fuss or introspection