“Polarizing” is rapidly becoming the favorite term for detractors of all things Palin, especially in news coverage prior to her speech last night at California State University at Stanislaus in Turlock. “Whether you love her or loath her, this polarizing Sarah Palin is pushing forward here at CSU Stanislaus, helping celebrate 50 years of education here, preps are being made for the event, but tonight a Senator is calling her out,” said Jonas Tichenor.
The “calling out” Senator is none other than California State Senator Leland Yee, whose anti-Palin tirades were covered by Stacy Drake, in Brown Plays Dirty Politics with Palin Speech, Says… HuffPo?, The California Persecution of Sarah Palin, and CA Lawmaker Targets Palin, Proves Why State is Such a Mess.
CA State Senator Yee’s Anti-Palin Jihad – Who’s the Polarizing Figure?
If we refer back to the Tichenor paragraph, CSU was happy to have Gov. Palin speaking on June 25. Her presence raised over $200,000 for the school – the point of her being there in the first instance. CSU arranged for her services through the Washington Speakers Bureau. Yes, Gov. Palin is getting paid for her work, as she should be. CSU raised money; Gov. Palin earned her pay. It’s all good. It is State Senator Yee and Gov. Palin’s enemies – who are many in liberal San Francisco – who polarized the whole situation with their antics.
Gov. Palin’s Stanislaus Speech
The Modesto Bee account of Gov. Palin’s speech reports that it was a smashing success. Gov. Palin netted the university over $200,000, the most ever raised in a single event. People paid $500 to see her and her speech on education and freedom was punctuated by standing ovations. How “polarizing” is that?
Why Leftists Call Gov. Palin “Polarizing”
Of course, we expect that leftists will find Gov. Palin “polarizing.” In this instance, the more “polarizing” she is the better! Gov. Palin is “polarizing” because she honestly, openly, and transparently cuts through the bull, and clarifies precisely what is wrong with their ill-conceived policies.
But the leftist party machine is not the only party machine Gov. Palin has a long and proud history of bucking. Thus, we frequently see anti-Palin “conservatives” using “polarizing” in reference to her. They do so usually because their dream candidates did not secure an endorsement, or perhaps because Gov. Palin might actually run in 2012, thus denying the nomination to many other “great leaders” the GOP has to offer. Her “conservative” detractors also know that Gov. Palin would put an end to much of the chicanery within the party machine, thus upsetting their little apple carts.
A Common Theme Among Those who Find Gov. Palin “Polarizing”
To a one, those who find Gov. Palin “polarizing” either have a clear, present and vested financial or political interest to which Gov. Palin is a real or perceived threat or they have had their little political racket busted up by her and carry a grudge.
Common-sense Reagan Conservatives rally around Gov. Palin, which is probably most “polarizing” of all.