I wish I was making this up: Sarah Palin’s happiness is what really irks liberals
It seems everyone wants a piece of Palin these days. Some are fans, some are hostile foes. But regardless, we just can’t stop talking about her. Will there ever be a time when we decide that we’ve figured her out and there’s nothing else to say?
And then it hit me. The reason Palin has become such a lightening rod, a kingmaker and a punching bag, a celebrity and a power player, is simple. It’s because she’s so gosh darn happy.
For her fans, like the ones I had the pleasure of meeting in Chicago, she’s refreshingly upbeat and resilient, the bubbly friend from childhood who was always great at cheering you up and cheerleading you on.
But for her detractors, nothing raises the ire of cynical liberals more than a happy-go-lucky, totally unburdened, freethinking and self-assured conservative woman who has everything she wants and then some. And without anyone’s help.[…]
Liberalism, after all, needs to imagine an unhappy populace. Passing sweeping entitlement programs and convincing voters that big government is the answer only works if people are frustrated with their stations in life.
No. It is not her happiness that irks me, it’s precisely her ideology and politics. But I guess that’s too complicated to understand when one is too focused on cheerful, happy appearances.
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