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    Default New York Times writes positive piece about Palin??

    I know it sound strange, but I just read the article. It was well written and fair minded... heres the link.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/10/us...0tZqZl8xOiUg7g
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    Took me a while to find the piece.

    She made three interlocking points. First, that the United States is now governed by a “permanent political class,” drawn from both parties, that is increasingly cut off from the concerns of regular people. Second, that these Republicans and Democrats have allied with big business to mutual advantage to create what she called “corporate crony capitalism.” Third, that the real political divide in the United States may no longer be between friends and foes of Big Government, but between friends and foes of vast, remote, unaccountable institutions (both public and private).
    In supporting her first point, about the permanent political class, she attacked both parties’ tendency to talk of spending cuts while spending more and more; to stoke public anxiety about a credit downgrade, but take a vacation anyway; to arrive in Washington of modest means and then somehow ride the gravy train to fabulous wealth. She observed that 7 of the 10 wealthiest counties in the United States happen to be suburbs of the nation’s capital.

    Her second point, about money in politics, helped to explain the first. The permanent class stays in power because it positions itself between two deep troughs: the money spent by the government and the money spent by big companies to secure decisions from government that help them make more money.

    “Do you want to know why nothing ever really gets done?” she said, referring to politicians. “It’s because there’s nothing in it for them. They’ve got a lot of mouths to feed — a lot of corporate lobbyists and a lot of special interests that are counting on them to keep the good times and the money rolling along.”
    Ms. Palin’s third point was more striking still: in contrast to the sweeping paeans to capitalism and the free market delivered by the Republican presidential candidates whose ranks she has yet to join, she sought to make a distinction between good capitalists and bad ones. The good ones, in her telling, are those small businesses that take risks and sink and swim in the churning market; the bad ones are well-connected megacorporations that live off bailouts, dodge taxes and profit terrifically while creating no jobs.

    Strangely, she was saying things that liberals might like, if not for Ms. Palin’s having said them.

    “This is not the capitalism of free men and free markets, of innovation and hard work and ethics, of sacrifice and of risk,” she said of the crony variety. She added: “It’s the collusion of big government and big business and big finance to the detriment of all the rest — to the little guys. It’s a slap in the face to our small business owners — the true entrepreneurs, the job creators accounting for 70 percent of the jobs in America.”
    Ms. Palin may be hinting at a new political alignment that would pit a vigorous localism against a kind of national-global institutionalism.

    On one side would be those Americans who believe in the power of vast, well-developed institutions like Goldman Sachs, the Teamsters Union, General Electric, Google and the U.S. Department of Education to make the world better. On the other side would be people who believe that power, whether public or private, becomes corrupt and unresponsive the more remote and more anonymous it becomes; they would press to live in self-contained, self-governing enclaves that bear the burden of their own prosperity.

    No one knows yet whether Ms. Palin will actually run for president. But she did just get more interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerry Clinchy View Post
    Took me a while to find the piece.
    Gerry, I have a link right to it in my post
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    Quote Originally Posted by huntinman View Post
    Gerry, I have a link right to it in my post
    Bill - Your link is only accessible if the linker agrees to take NY Times cookies - I have too many cookies !!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marvin S View Post
    Bill - Your link is only accessible if the linker agrees to take NY Times cookies - I have too many cookies !!!!!!!!!!!!
    Oh...Sorry...another liberal trick!
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    Quote Originally Posted by huntinman View Post
    Oh...Sorry...another liberal trick!
    LOL! That was the problem I had, it took me to a sign-in screen, then I had to get creative to find the piece. Should have explained instead of letting you think I didn't know how to click
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    If I had known NYT's did this I would have just posted the whole story... or just said the link is on Drudge where I found it. What a pain... Good story anyway...
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