Wednesday, September 3, 2008


Trig Paxson Van Palin was named, in part, as an homage to Van Halen. I often think of Van Halen when I read pieces by Victor Davis Hanson, on account of the V(D)H initials. He's a classical scholar and farmer from the Central Valley of California who has this to say about Sarah (Heath) Palin:

Palin's symbolism is the antithesis of the metrosexual wind- or body- surfing politican, and hair-plugged, neurotic TV pundit. So at this time, right now, millions apparently like Palin's atypical 19th-century profile. Again, it's a pleasant change of pace from Harvard Law School, DC politics, "community organizing" and the can't-do, 'they raised the bar on me' collective complaint.

If she can beat off the frothing Newsweek/MSNBC/New York Times inbred rabid wolves, and do it with the grace she has shown so far, she will fill a deep yearning among Americans for someone like her. A lot of Americans, if they watch reality shows, prefer truckers on ice or Bering Sea crab fishing to endless psychodramas of thirty-something suburban whiners.

No comments: