Juan Williams, on FOX News, talks about one of the staunchest defenders of his right to free speech:
Fox News contributor Juan Williams said Sunday that Sarah Palin "can't stand on the intellectual stage" with President Obama.
Williams, in his role as an analyst on Fox News Sunday, was breaking down the Republican presidential field, which he saw as weak.
"There's nobody out there, except for Sarah Palin, who can absolutely dominate the stage, and she can't stand on the intellectual stage with Obama," Williams said.
Well, of course she can't. Or better, she shouldn't. It's a comedown for her. She's a former mayor, a former governor, and a political king-maker par excellence, whose policy positions are now finally being adopted - first by the American people, then Congress (after they were fired, true, by aforementioned American people), and now even our president, who has seen her light on taxation at least...
What has Obama's "intellectualism" accomplished? Nothing; his policy prescriptions for the United States are somewhere between flawed and fatal. The American people realized that long before November, Obama - for all of his genius - still cannot wrap his head around his own failures. Every sector of America he touches becomes warped, perverted, or destroyed, every candidate he endorses fails.
He is in fact not an intellectual in any way, shape, or form - he's still a radical activist, a community organizer, playing at intellectualism to bolster his credentials. And the only ones buying it are the media elite, who desperately need his greatness to bolster their own self-worth and give weight to their precious strident liberalism; thus they anoint him both philosopher and king, despite his alarming lack of credentials or accomplishment.
So Williams is right: Sarah Palin should not share an intellectual stage with Barack Obama. He is a mediocrity aping intelligence with Teleprompted sound-bites but with zero ability to back up his arguments once they proceed beyond boilerplate rhetoric. Meanwhile, Palin has been successful in virtually every aspect of her life by staring reality in the face, adjusting to it or forcing it to adjust to her, and then speaking plainly about it, and not dressing it up with meaningless flowery phraseology taken from a child's thesaurus.
It would be an embarrassment for Palin to have to share the stage with the buffoon-in-chief. His closest equal in the Republican party may be Lisa Murkowski, a person who has risen far due to the efforts and favors of others rather than any God-given talents, and whose policy positions are as muddled and clueless as the president's.
Let those two intellectual giants fight it out on William's "intellectual stage". Sarah Palin knows better than to bring herself down to the level they represent...