I received a lot of comments regarding the Sarah Palin piece in American Thinker here was my response to Jan who did not leave me an e-mail address to comment back..
First, thank you for taking the time to send an email through my website and begin a civilized -well almost- discourse. No problem on the rhino insult. Because I am a conservative, I can take it. You see, I’ve been called a kitchen negro, an oreo, a stupid dumb you know what by the black community for more than 10 years because I dare speak out on issues that no one else will. I called out Eric Holder for calling America a nation of cowards when it comes to race. I went on Cavuto to defend the Tea Party against accusations of racism from the NAACP for which I was heartily slammed.
That being said, my commentaries are always written out of the urge to discuss and express what I have not heard anyone else willing to. It doesn’t always win glowing reviews – just as when I speak out in my community against the policies of Barack Obama – but it is genuine and from my heart with the best intentions towards the truth. Speaking of Obama, his supporters also see him through rose tinted glasses from which they are unable to grasp any semblance of objectivity about his shortcomings. I sure hate to see conservatives following this trend with Sarah Palin. From all of these knee-jerk and reactionary comments, I fear we are more alike than them than we would like to acknowledge.
The piece is not meant to be interpreted as an attack on Palin as a conservative or a person, but, rather an explanation of her trouble being elected in 2012. In fact, I hope you will purchase my book or read other pieces I’ve written to get the depth of my affection for her.
The article came to mind after hearing a caller on Rush state that conservative women like liberal women just don’t like her because she is a 10. That rang false to me and I sat and wrote what I was really thinking (and had heard from many other strong, smart, conservative women) but wouldn’t want to say to Sarah’s face.