Sarah Palin has her nerve. This is your America and my America. Sarah Palin does not have the luxury to define her vision of America and who is patriotic and who is not. Yet Palin was on the campaign trail saying that different parts of the country mirror her vision of America. This statement was to the exclusion of other parts of the country that she perceived as being opposite to her viewpoint.
Although Palin later refuted and clarified that all America mirrored her beliefs. This largerly because Joe Biden called her on her original statement. Perhaps one could say that this was Sarah Palin being Sarah Palin. Basically being incompetant. Only a few days ago Palin made a similular comment about Barack Obama;
“This is not a man who sees America like you and I see America,” she said. “We see America as a force of good in this world. We see an America of exceptionalism.” …Sarah Palin.
This statement was made only a few days of the campagin trail. The probem is Sara Palin’s view of America is not a broad, diverse one. She has not been exposed to what America is all about. It is a diverse country, not a country dominated by one idealogy, but one that is diverse. We as American’s do not have the luxury of picking and choosing our country,our states, or the people who inhabit it. That is what makes America great; its diversity.