Saturday, July 11, 2009

Peggy Noonan

I saw in the Wall Street Journal this morning that Peggy Noonan essentially says good riddance to Sarah Palin, claiming she was harmful to Republicans.

Peggy Noonan wrote some pretty good speeches for President Ronald Reagan and has claimed to be a conservative. However, she supported and presumably voted for Barack Obama in the last election. What the heck was she thinking?

Ms. Noonan claims that Sarah Palin is not a deep thinker, doesn't read much, and really is ignorant about world affairs. Does she have a valid point? Perhaps. I like Sarah Palin personally, but I don't think of her as a deep thinker. She does, however, have a rare commodity these days - common sense.

I used to see Peggy Noonan on TV back when she was writing speeches for President Reagan. I realize I don't know her, but I never liked her. She struck me as phony; a pseudointellectual trying to impress upon us, the commoners, how superior she was.

I think Noonan's support of Obama shows her true colors. As for me, I'll take good old common sense over intellectualism any day.


  1. Aloha,

    Peggy Noonan puts words together better than most. She wrote a reflective essay on how a Catholic girl from a working-class background (herself) became a Reagan supporter, which placed the snobbery and affected concern for the working class of her classmates front-and-center. I found it sad that she endorsed Barak Obama, and attribute her disapproval of Sarah Palin to an attempt to distance herself from the lower orders. To me, it's analogous to a black man trying to ingratiate himself to whites by criticizing his own race, or an American abroad vocally repenting the sins of his country. It would raise my hackles if anyone did this about any race or country.

    Sweasel said it well. Read this.

  2. Sarah Palin has taken as many pot shots from republicans as from democrats. Truthfully, I'm sick to death of these elitist, ivy-league educated politicians, strategists, etc. Sarah Palin has more in common with the majority of Americans than the elitist snobs do and I like her, plain and simple.