By Ted Belman
One of the most intellectual political programs on Canadian TV is The Agenda with Steve Paikin.
This is the best discussion of Sarah Palin that I have heard. Very balanced. But I feel that they are wrong in a number of things. I don’t fault her for being narrow cast or polarizing. She is building her support first than will parley it.
I just read a defence of her intellectualism on Texas4Sarah which makes a good case for her smarts.
That Sarah Palin is intellectually curious is a fact that she has proven time and again. She been photographed holding one of her two copies of Mark Levin’s Liberty and Tyranny, and lest one believe that book was nothing more than a prop, Gov. Palin has cited Thomas Sowell, the Cato Institute’s Michael Cannon, Dr. Stuart Weinstein of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Thomas L. DiLorenzo of the Mises Institute, and a number of Heritage Foundation scholars in her op-eds on Facebook and in newspapers from The Wall Street Journal to the Washington Post.
In her arguments, she has challenged and refuted President Obama and no small number of his surrogates, from Vice President Joe Biden to Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel on issues from energy security to health care rationing. She has been praised for her intelligence by politicos from Charlie Black to Newt Gingrich, pundits from Fred Barnes to Camile Paglia, and intellectuals from Victor Davis Hanson to Yuval Levin.