Friday, 9 September 2011

The Times notices Sarah Palin is "Bridging the Political Divide".

She's "saying things that liberals might like, if not for Ms. Palin’s having said them. ..  Is there a hint of a political breakthrough hiding in there? .. No one knows yet whether Ms. Palin will actually run for president. But she did just get more interesting".

He quotes her Indianola speech approvingly:
“Do you want to know why nothing ever really gets done?” she said, referring to politicians. “It’s because there’s nothing in it for them.   ...   It’s the collusion of big government and big business and big finance to the detriment of all the rest"

He (Giridharadas) summarizes the Indianola speech:
She made three interlocking points. First, that the United States is now governed by a “permanent political class,” drawn from both parties, that is increasingly cut off from the concerns of regular people. Second, that these Republicans and Democrats have allied with big business to mutual advantage to create what she called “corporate crony capitalism.” Third, that the real political divide in the United States may no longer be between friends and foes of Big Government, but between friends and foes of vast, remote, unaccountable institutions (both public and private).

Comment: Sarah is the only one who can say: "My Union brothers and sisters, enough of Big Business, Big Government and Big Unions". The Republicans tend to favor the first two and the Democrats tend to favor the second two but a majority of Americans aren't too pleased with any of the three. Sarah Palin is the only one who can cross the union divide to reach those locked-up votes.

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