If you were watching This Week with George Stephanopoulous this morning on ABC, you heard a discussion about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, and one of the most colorful commentaries about her came from New York Times reporter David Brooks who said, "Because she’s polarizing the way other people. … My email, I’ve got so many people telling me, 'I hate that woman. Her voice bothers me. Her hunting. The family. The five kids. It all bothers me,' and they tend to come from New England and frankly they tend to see her, frankly, as 'trailer trash.' Other people hear the voice and say, 'That’s like the woman in the super market. I know that person,' and she’s actually much more accessible to a lot of people than McCain is, who comes from military royalty, and than Obama is….
"A lot of people think she’s not like me. …Creationist wacko. …"
So which camp do you put her in, now after eight days of knowing her as the Veep nomination for the GOP?
Is this a snooty, New England perspective or something shared across America?
If you talk like Sarah Palin, hunt, are female and have five kids, does that make you trailer trash, too?
We have seven kids, but don't hunt. Kari has a very eloquent voice, to me. But does that make her trailer trash? I don't think she's even ever lived in one.