Palin: A 'seductress?' An Iraqi opines on the U.S. election.
Iraq News Agency, Iraq
Sarah Palin: The
'Seductress' of the American Election
"She is showing off the
rhetorical skills gained since she launched her plan in that state far away at
the edge of the world, to move from beauty pageants and sporting contests into
political affairs and oil. And now it's on to the White House."
By Sati' Noureddine
Translated By Jenny Oliver
September 6, 2008
Iraq - Iraq
News Agency - Original Article (Arabic)
She's the seductress of the
American election and her charms are new. Mrs. Sarah Palin retains much of the
good looks she was blessed with when she was in her 20s. And she is showing off
the rhetorical skills gained since she launched her plan in that state far away
at the edge of the world, to move from beauty pageants and sporting contests
into political affairs and oil. And now it's on to the White House.
Mrs. Palin isn't old (44),
yet if something untoward happens to elderly Republican President John McCain
(72) and he's prevented from performing his duties, she will assume the
American presidency. It is a great example of the alien way in which the
American political elite, specifically the Republicans, make use of symbols and
are using her to gain power and take the reigns of the world's only superpower.
The Democratic Party has made
the process of choosing leaders from outside traditional institutions a
standard practice. This has been repeated in many presidential, legislative and
executive election battles, culminating with Black Democratic candidate Barack
Obama, a man whose origins, thinking and religion even today, remain unknown to
many Americans. They don't even know whether or not he drinks beer, as was
pointed out during a conversation between him and the press last week.
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But the Republican Party and
its leading figures have always emphasized a desire not to shock American
public opinion, stressing caution when choosing candidates from outside a
select political circle. It takes many years and even decades of public works
before a member of the club reaches the top rank ... But with the choice of
Mrs. Palin, who has leaped with unbelievable speed to the head of the class -
and perhaps to the top of the decision-making tree, it seems that it was time
for this to change.
It couldn't have been the
young Alaska Republicans who accompanied Palin in her youth and escorted her on
the road to right-wing extremism who made her into a
star. According to commentators, during her first appearance on the national
stage at the Party Convention last week, she displayed such oratorical talent
that the American public assessed her and deemed her a political prodigy. Nor
can it be that her experience as a mayor of a small village in Alaska and her
less than two years as governor of Alaska - a state with a population of no
more than a half million people - qualifies her for achieving this high-level
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The scandal that came to
light involving her daughter Bristol (17 years old) - impregnated by her
boyfriend who is only two years older than she is - might have ruined Palin's
political chances, but Obama hastened to say that Palin's family circumstances
are off-limits for the election battle, and he prevented his campaign from
denouncing the Republican candidate. Obama feared that he would be subject to a
retaliatory response and that Republicans would discover family circumstances
that might terminate his political career.
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Democratic tolerance and
Republican boastfulness could turn Sarah Palin into a legend. But she'll have to
fight, whereas her son will soon go to Iraq to celebrate the impending victory.
She'll be staying in Washington to oversee the expansion of an oil and gas
pipeline from Alaska to the rest of the United States.
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