Roosevelt, Palin? Specious!

| September 13, 2008 | 2 Replies

Teddy RooseveltI received an email today implying that Palin was the latest incarnation of Teddy Roosevelt. Sure, they both were tapped for VP when young, had been governor a short time, and both liked to shoot. But TR had been a military commander in a shooting war and later Assistant Secretary of the Navy. He had been a world traveler in an age when that wasn’t so easy, he had written several books by then, and the state of which he was governor (New York) had counties back then with bigger and more diverse populations than does the state of Alaska now.

Roosevelt the elder was also a staunch conservationist, a big business buster, and a social liberal.

But while I was doing some casual research, I found this conservative post about Palin’s boost to GOP fund raising and her promise for right-thinking Christians. Wanna see pix of the teen wannabe VP in hot pants? Just scroll down in that post.

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  1. methinks you dost protest too much.

    If you prefer "Alaska's Margaret Thatcher" that's fine with me. But the link between Palin and TR is a natural.

  2. grumpypilgrim says:

    A couple of observations:

    First, both the U.S. and the world were *very* different places in T.R.'s time (1900) than they are today. For example, at that time, the U.S. was not even a *global* power, much less the world's only superpower, and T.R. didn't have his finger on the nuclear button.

    Second, to borrow a famous expression from Lloyd Bentsen: Sarah Palin is no T.R.

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