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A Female Teddy Roosevelt?

Firearms and Freedom notices that Sarah Palin looks like an ordinary person.  I think it’s interesting, but if you look at some of the parallels, she’s not completely unlike Teddy Roosevelt.  TR overshadowed McKinley on the ticket.  Given McCain’s age, it’s not out of the realm of possibility she could end up assuming the presidency.  She’s about the same age TR was.  She has a reputation as a reformer.  She’s an outdoorswoman.  There would be more than a few people in Washington who’d be rather unhappy to see her ascend to the highest office.  I doubt she’ll be giving a speech with a gunshot wound to the chest any time soon, but she just might be the same kind of political personality.  TR defined the presidency for the 20th century.  Could Sarah Palin do the same thing for the 21st?  Hard to say.  Reality doesn’t quite live up to the reputaiton, but the same charge could have been leveled at TR.  Legend matters, and Sarah Palin’s story has the potential to be that kind of legend.

2 Responses to “A Female Teddy Roosevelt?”

  1. Turk Turon says:

    BINGO!
    Teddy Roosevelt would be a near-ideal Presidential candidate for me. A hunting, shooting, conservationist, reformer. What’s not to like?

  2. FatWhiteMan says:

    “I doubt she’ll be giving a speech with a gunshot wound to the chest any time soon”

    I dunno, didn’t she give a speech after her water broke? Or is that one of those internet Chuck Norris myths?

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