Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sarah Palin's Statement on the Tuscon Tragedy

Listen to this - all of it.  Make up your own mind.  Other than the misuse of a Hasidic term, I found the actual speech, rather than just reading the partisan analysis from both sides, interesting.  Ms. Palin and I remain in most ways on opposite sides of the political debate, but this video gives us an unfiltered view of her,  from which we may make our own decisions. 

In High School, at the urging of Mr. Marshall, a conservative teacher, I bought a few issues of William F. Buckley's NATIONAL REVIEW.  Immediately I was taken by some of  "the other side's" thoughtful  iterations of their beliefs. Stupid people did not get published in the REVIEW. (neither did many Liberals <g>.) Still, I remained a fan of Mr.s Buckley's until his death last year, despite remaining a Liberal.  The "other side" (both "other sides")  are being de-humanized in the current debate in the wake of this tragedy.  Sound bites and statements out of context  do not paint an accurate picture. We need to listen to what people have to say.  To all of what they have to say.  And then, make up our own minds.

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