International media notices female American politician

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The Republicans revere her, and the Democrats demean her. She is regarded as a hero by the Tea Party, and a nitwit by liberals.

No matter which way you slice her, Sarah Palin is often the topic of attention in American news. One wonders if the rest of the world even takes notice of Palin’s antics. Is it only in America that the media seems to be emphatic about this female politician?

Think again.

In many other countries, Palin is also often disputed in the news.

It is amazing how one woman, who is no longer a state governor or a candidate for the vice-presidency, can generate so much debate and discussion.

In Spain’s Hispanidad, Eulogio Lopez thinks his country could use a political figure who is as innovative as Palin. He says Washington has been “perverted, not only by Obama’s Democrat’s,” but by Republicans, as well. Lopez lists cutting public spending, shrinking the state and abolishing abortion as ideals Palin supports that are needed in Spain.

According to Mark H. Teeter at The Moscow News, Palin has made a “spectacle” of politics in America. He despises the politician’s outspokenness and considers it irrational for her to make a run at the presidency, calling her “unemployed.”

In Germany, some think Palin is a rock star. Ralph Sina on Tagesschau.de calls her “the perfect Lady Gaga for the new Republican platform.” He calls her a “self-marketing genius” and finds it astonishing that she could still make a run at the presidency.

James Neilson at the Buenos Aires Herald in Argentina contends that Palin is one tough lady when it comes to the abuse she takes from the media. He wishes that Argentina’s president, Cristina Kirchner, was more like Palin. He says Kirchner gets upset when she is criticized by the press. She has even talked about nationalizing the media in Argentina so that she won’t receive as much condemnation.

Palin takes the abuse she receives by the media everyday in America without complaining. She shows strength that this Argentina writer wants his own president to possess.

The fact that Palin’s views are discussed in the media in other nations proves that she has a lot of power in politics, even though she stepped down from her position as governor and lost the election as a vice-presidential candidate.

She is a passionate, outspoken figure in the conservative movement.

Many people in America are dissatisfied with the direction Democrats have taken the nation.

People want conservatism. This was proven by the takeover of the House by Republicans in the recent midterm elections.

If Palin runs for president in 2012, she will be a real threat to the Democrats and may have enough support to make Barack Obama a one-termer.

Author: Garrett Pekar

Garrett is a sophomore mass communication/journalism major from Granger, Texas. He is the opinions page editor for The Bells. Garrett is also an RA in McLane Hall as well as member of the men’s tennis team. His hobbies include spending quality time with friends and family, listening to music and playing some of his own on the guitar.

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