Charles Hurt: Palin "Can Do Any Man's Work, Without Ceding An Ounce Of Her Gas Station Pin-Up Babe Good Looks"

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In a May 31 Washington Times column, Charles Hurt wrote that Sarah Palin "is our modern Joan of Arc," but that "[u]nlike sister St. Joan, Sarah does not pass herself as a man. She can do any man's work, without ceding an ounce of her gas station pin-up babe good looks." Hurt further wrote: "But in most else, she shares with sister St. Joan. Driven by visions from God and destined for sainthood by way of a burning at the stake, Sarah is misunderstood here in her own lifetime."

Hurt went on to call President Obama "an academic silk-stocking gasbag whose only apparent talent seems to be talking."

From Hurt's column:

Back into our lives rode Sarah of Alaska, Maid of the Bering Sea, devoured, ogled and debated by the masses.

She is our modern Joan of Arc, dressed in black leather chaps, hunting camo or fishing boat slicker, unafraid to mount her steed, whether a Harley or a snow machine. She is a woman, bloody hands, capable of any man's task -- even that Holy Grail of politics with which no woman has ever been entrusted.

Unlike sister St. Joan, Sarah does not pass herself as a man. She can do any man's work, without ceding an ounce of her gas station pin-up babe good looks.

But in most else, she shares with sister St. Joan. Driven by visions from God and destined for sainthood by way of a burning at the stake, Sarah is misunderstood here in her own lifetime.

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Maybe the story ends with her running a common-sense, intensely patriotic presidential campaign against an academic silk-stocking gasbag whose only apparent talent seems to be talking -- and even that hasn't been going so well lately.

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And, if what we've got in the White House now is blue-chip educated, weepy liberal utopia, then whatever is the opposite of that we will take. And, at the moment, Sarah Palin fits that bill quite nicely.

If the liberals don't burn her at the stake first.

Previously:

Tyrrell: "Count me in" for pat-down, "especially if the pater-downer is a cute little number" like Sarah Palin

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