I wish she would articulate the Paradoxes more. There are many, she has done some, but not specifically addressed. Case in point, ‘a Death Panel is part of Government Healthcare’ is a simple paradox that cuts to the core of one of the problems of Socialism and Medicine. The paradox is a simple and complex rhetorical tool, it encompasses “common sense conservatism” and requires the reader or listener to start thinking, something that the liberals really fear. It also drives the inteligentsia nuts, that Palin can master the paradox, and use it in a normal way, without using cocktail party nuances that are not paradoxes. To point out that there is a paradox, is the last part of the issue that is missing. or maybe that is deliberate?Interesting article. I've just read Palin's interesting and compelling autobiography over last weekend, and I liked it, and will talk more about it.
GK Chesterton wrote a book related to the issue “Eugenics and Other Evils” that articulates the same sort of problems that England faced in 1922. it is a worthy read, and is free to download/view on Project Gutenburg, as per the link. Chesterton is considered the master of the Paradox, and would serve as a role model for how to clarify and discuss the common sense, almost so simple that it sounds like a child asking questions with simple wonder, but with the wisdom of a grandfather."
H/T: Dave Z. Thanks.