Terry Paulson

Ever since Sarah Palin exploded onto the Republican ticket, she’s monopolized the headlines! With Palin, Republicans have surged into the lead as a proven team of change and reform.

NBC’s Chuck Todd responded to Palin's fiery speech: "Conservatives have found their Obama." Radio host Laura Ingraham agreed, “This is the night conservatives have been waiting for."

Mike Huckabee reminded Americans, “Sarah Palin got more votes running for the mayor of Wasilla, Alaska than Joe Biden got running for president of the United States.” The headlines flowed—“Sarah’s a living Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington,” “Sarah’s America’s Margaret Thatcher,” even “Sarah’s America’s Golda Mier with lipstick!”

Heritage Foundation’s Rebecca Hagelin wrote: “What makes her absolutely appealing to ordinary citizens across the country…is that she didn't go looking for greatness somewhere ‘out there.’ Instead, she sought to make a difference in the lives of the people in her path and, in so doing, greatness found her.” Saran is a woman who has “bloomed everywhere she’s been planted!”

With Palin, McCain’s campaign crowds have mushroomed. They’re dancing and shouting in the aisles. They respect McCain but love Sarah’s American story and don’t want anyone to rain on her parade.

The Democrats are in shock and unsure of how to respond. Extreme partisans are throwing up anything negative they can find to derail this Republican dynamo! False rumors surfaced that Sarah faked being pregnant to protect her daughter Bristol’s “previous” pregnancy. Fake bikini shots of Sarah brandishing a gun in red, white, blue and skin have raced through cyberspace. Are fake nude photos to follow? Obama has appropriately called such efforts inappropriate.

Instead of celebrating the appointment of woman to the Republican ticket, feminists are attacking. Responding to a blogher.com question about why feminists were not supporting Palin, “AstronomersWife” replied, “Sarah Palin is no feminist. She's the dream Republican female candidate: she's a beauty queen, she does a very believable job of parroting the line the men around her (Stevens, McCain, Rove) feed her, and she doesn't challenge them. She has no original ideas.… She's an enemy of women's progress, and she's utterly hollow.”

Sarah is an ordinary person who has achieved extraordinary things with everything she’s done. She’s had more executive experience as mayor of Wasilla and Governor of Alaska than both Democrat candidates. Sarah Palin hasn’t caved to the old-boy network; she taken on both Republican and Democratic corruption and won!

Terry Paulson

Terry Paulson, PhD is a psychologist, award-winning professional speaker, author of The Optimism Advantage: 50 Simple Truths to Transform Your Attitudes and Actions into Results, and long-time columnist for the Ventura County Star.

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