To the editor:
Thinking there will be a moderation in the tone of political rhetoric in America after the tragedy in Arizona is wishful thinking.
Instead, I believe there is about to be a huge intensification — like when a hurricane goes from Category 1 to Category 4 status on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.
Hurricanes strengthen as they pass over bodies of warm water. The swirling left-right word-war metastasizing into every hamlet, town and city across the USA is about to pass over a body of cold land — which will strengthen it to the 49th power.
That's because I believe someone from our 49th state will announce her bid for the presidency and you will see a magnitude of political fervor unmatched in American history.
It has been a meteoric rise from obscurity. Unknown, except to Alaskans, until August 2008, the political powerhouse from Sandpoint, Idaho, is, a mere 2 1/2f years later, positioned to make a credible run for the highest office in the land. president of the United States of America.
Those who have studied her accomplishments as mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, and as the first and youngest governor of the Iditarod state know she is supremely qualified to become president.
Those who blindly despise her and who endlessly parrot the tsunami of blather foisted upon her and her family by the media are going to ramp up their hatred in the coming months — only to discover that "Sarah Barracuda" will, like a meteor, shine ever more brightly as the friction of dishonest political rhetoric brushes up against her.
Sarah Palin, the hockey mom from the Great North, just changed the course of American history in November 2010. Along with the Tea Party, she caused a historic shift in the balance of power capturing the House and a fistful of Senate seats. Her moxie in using reality TV, appearing as a political commentator, authoring books, and speaking in cities all over America at Tea Party rallies has built an excellent launching pad for her campaign. Her opponents will quickly discover she is indefatigable and more tenacious that an Iditarod dog sled husky.
I believe Sarah Palin is the modern day Esther, the great Jewish heroine who saved the Jewish people from a holocaust. Esther's uncle was Mordecai. Mordecai's virulent enemy was Haman.
Haman had a 75-foot high gallows built upon which he intended to have Mordecai hanged.
By the intervention of God, Haman ended up being hung on his own gallows. The same will be the fate of the far-out-of-left fielders when they seek to derail the Palin Express as she comes a roarin' into the Washington, D.C., station.
They'll hang on a gallows constructed board by board of the all the lies they've been telling about Sarah and her accomplishments and abilities since August 2008.