British historian Paul Johnson likes the cut of Sarah Palin’s jib. Me, too. British historian Paul Johnson thinks Sarah Palin has courage. Me, too. Brian M. Carney writes in the weekend edition of The Wall Street Journal:
“Pessimists, he (Paul Johnson) points out, have been predicting America’s decline “since the 18th century.” But whenever things are looking bad, America “suddenly produces these wonderful things—like the tea party movement. That’s cheered me up no end. Because it’s done more for women in politics than anything else—all the feminists? Nuts! It’s brought a lot of very clever and quite young women into mainstream politics and got them elected. A very good little movement, that. I like it.” Then he deepens his voice for effect and adds: “And I like that lady—Sarah Palin. She’s great. I like the cut of her jib.”
The former governor of Alaska, he says, “is in the good tradition of America, which this awful political correctness business goes against.” Plus: “She’s got courage. That’s very important in politics. You can have all the right ideas and the ability to express them. But if you haven’t got guts, if you haven’t got courage the way Margaret Thatcher had courage—and [Ronald] Reagan, come to think of it. Your last president had courage too—if you haven’t got courage, all the other virtues are no good at all. It’s the central virtue.”
Don’t get me wrong…I like Chris Christie as well. But, Sarah… Sarah has courage and goes where lesser men dare not tread. I like that.
(Photograph of Sarah Palin at the Reagan Ranch in California 2011)