Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Defending Palin

Posted on Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 2:16 PM

Gov. Sarah Palin made a visit to Missoula to lend her support to a very worthy cause, Teen Challenge Montana, only to be met with insulting verbal abuse from immature protesters (see “etc.,” Sept. 16, 2010). Protesting is a natural and necessary part of our society; one of the reasons that all people have a voice in government. But verbal abuse is a sign of immaturity.

The protesters were members of the “Young Democrats Club” of a high school. Typically, they were indoctrinated on just one side of an issue. These are the future voters and possible leaders of Montana. Scary, isn’t it? They have already given Montana a black eye that will be remembered for years. For this, Gov. Palin deserves an apology from every one of those protesters.

I will focus on just one of the insulting statements used against the former governor: “Sarah Palin is more of an entertainer than a politician.” Correction: Sarah Palin is not a politician. She is a statesman, and a damn good one. There is a vast difference. Before it becomes too late, may the protesters eyes and ears become open before they are eligible to vote. The future of the state of Montana, as we know it, depends on it.

George E. Sexton, Sheperd

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