A pit bull, or a silly girl?
George L. has a counterintuitive theory about Sarah Palin: far from being the formidable hunter, fisherman, and political insurgent we’ve heard about, she is naive and fragile and therefore wholly unable to handle tough leftist opponents, not to mention hostile foreign leaders. When I expressed my doubts, George linked a video of Palin speaking at her local church earlier this summer. The Sarah in the video couldn’t be more different from the Sarah we’ve seen over the past week.
Anthony Damato writes:
The video you linked does not seem at all to me to diminish from Gov. Palin’s demonstrated oratory skills, her record of executive achievement or her life experiences which drove her to high office. In fact, if you heard her in this video, she stated that she did not have time to prepare for her presentation because she was not sure she would attend this event.LA replies:
She called herself a hockey mom, then said that hockey moms were pit bulls with lipstick.M. Mason writes:
She’s speaking to a group of young people, George, and adapting her tone of voice and manner to communicate more effectively with her audience. You must realize that an intuitive, charismatic speaker like Sarah Palin has a gift for doing exactly that, because a person with her temperament has a keen sense of knowing what others want or need. Also, look more closely beyond her put-on “girlish” manner in that video and notice her essential communication style. Sarah does not use tentative phrases like “I think” or “I would suggest.” Instead, she forcefully claims, maintains and alleges. Notice too that she is both relating to those kids and telling them what to do at the same time. That’s how she takes control of a situation. People like this have strong measures of influencing and domineering traits in their personalities. They have the ability to be both entertaining and confrontive. And by the way, they are also willing to face rejection for what they believe.Jake Jacobsen writes:
I just watched the video and with all due respect to George I have no idea in blazes what in the heck he’s talking about. She seems loose, comfortable talking policy, comfortable talking Christianity, comfortable talking extemporaneously. What exactly were we supposed to be seeing in this video that was so devastating to Mrs. Palin?
Posted by Lawrence Auster at September 06, 2008 08:19 PM | Send