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Not ‘en­ti­tled’ to in­for­ma­tion

A re­cent caller into a lo­cal talk show had a very in­ter­est­ing per­spec­tive on the re­ac­tion the Democrats are hav­ing to Sarah Palin. The caller’s thoughts were along the lines of this: when peo­ple feel they are “en­ti­tled” and then fear they will not get what they are en­ti­tled to, they get an­gry. In­ter­est­ing com­ment…

Could the Democrats just be plain an­gry that the Repub­li­can can­di­date for vice pres­i­dent just isn’t what they ex­pected, planned for or can go up against? Per­haps so. In a col­umn by Rachel Oswald on Wed­nes­day ti­tled “Ac­cess to Palin,” she seems to think that the Amer­i­can peo­ple are “en­ti­tled” to more in­for­ma­tion about Mrs. Palin. What about the Amer­i­can peo­ple tak­ing re­spon­si­bil­ity for them­selves and find­ing the in­for­ma­tion they so de­sire?

Con­sid­er­ing the qual­ity of most me­dia, it is prob­a­bly best to find the in­for­ma­tion for my­self rather than to be­lieve what I read or hear in the me­dia. I will not go point to point with Ms. Oswald as I feel she is jump­ing too read­ily on Sarah Palin, given the fact that Palin has been on the Repub­li­can ticket for, at the time of this writ­ing, less than two weeks and she is only spew­ing that which has al­ready been “in the news.”

Oswald is putting Palin in the po­si­tion of pres­i­dent so I would right­fully fig­ure she is com­par­ing her to Obama. Given that, I fig­ure Sarah Palin has 19 months to go up against the lib­eral me­dia and when she does state her po­si­tion on for­eign pol­icy, she has the right to change her mind…maybe even a cou­ple of times.

Paula Ste­wart


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