Thursday, September 18, 2008
Give 'em Hell, Sarah
I mentioned in an earlier post that one of the things lurking beneath the surface in the debate about Gov. Palin is a class question: people who ask, sotto voce, "Well, surely someone like that shouldn't be vice-president?"
Steven F. Hayward, of The Weekly Standard
asks a similar question.
"Lurking just below the surface of the second-guessing about Sarah Palin's fitness to be president is the serious question of whether we still believe in the American people's capacity for self-government, what we mean when we affirm that all American citizens are equal, and whether we tacitly believe there are distinct classes of citizens and that American government at the highest levels is an elite occupation."