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A long time ago, my sophomore English teacher, Father William Campbell, saw something in my writing and predicted that I would someday become a newspaper columnist. He suggested the perfect title for my column--"Leaves of the Palm." Now that I have a little extra time on my hands I've decided to put Father Campbell's prediction to the test. I'm going to start using this blog site not just to reprint opinion pieces I've published elsewhere but to try to get more of my ideas and opinions out there. Feedback is welcome. To find out more about me, please check out my Web site: www.EdwardFPalm.com (Click on any of the photos below for an enlarged view.)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sarcastic Sarah Strikes Again!

[Douglas Squirrel, July 18, 2008, Silverdale, WA]
Sarah Palin's back in the news again--this time for giving the keynote speech at a "Tea Party" convention.  As one wag recently put it, Palin has indeed emerged as the self-appointed leader of the national "Know Nothing Party."  Yeats put it best, in his poem "The Second Coming":
      The best lack all conviction, while the worst
      Are full of passionate intensity.
It's called the "force of ignorance."  It's easy to be full of "passionate intensity" when you don't know what you're talking about.

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