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On Sat, Sep 13, 2008 at 7:32 PM, Leigh Daboll <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

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> http://www.nationalpost.com/story.html?id=764724
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> I read it.

Mr. Kalt is wrong. What the Democrats underestimate, is the ability of the
Republicans to take advantage of ignorance and of the gullibility of
so-called Middle America. I believe it was John Stuart Mill who noted that,
"Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are
conservatives."

Mr. Kalt is either himself ignorant or intentionally distorts the truth when
he writes that, "Palin can honestly tell the Convention that while Congress
blathered and dithered about the energy crisis, she actually did something
significant about it." See
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/11/us/politics/11pipeline.html?ref=politicsfor
more.

Does Middle America care that, "Interviews show that Ms. Palin runs an
administration that puts a premium on loyalty and secrecy"? According to a
recent article, "The governor and her top officials sometimes use personal
e-mail accounts for state business; dozens of e-mail messages obtained by
The New York Times show that her staff members studied whether that could
allow them to circumvent subpoenas seeking public records." For the whole
article, see: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/14/us/politics/14palin.html?hp.

Middle America might note that such behavior closely resembles that of the
current administration. But the knowledge of such a similarity would hardly
make a difference. After all, Middle America voted for the current
administration twice! It failed to observe that those who decry so-called
elitists are the true members of the elite--Gold Coasters and sons of
admirals.

But Middle America gets what it deserves. They're the ones who suffer from
their votes. Unfortunately, the suffering isn't limited to them.

caveat lector

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