Role reversal

I created the graph myself with data from a Pe...

I created the graph myself with data from a Pew Research Center study, taken from here. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I would like to see a different format for some of the debates among the candidates before the November, 2016, election. Assemble a group of either Democratic or Republican candidates for a panel and then assemble a group of reporters to question them. Allow the candidates to question each other and the reporters also. Don’t restrict the questions coming only from the reporters. Let’s see how much the reporters really know about the subject matter they are supposedly experts.

Sarah from Alaska

Sarah from Alaska, the Sudden Rise and Brutal Education of a New Conservative Superstar by Scott Conroy and Shushannah Walshe. I have read books praising Sarah Palin and books criticizing her and this book does both, perhaps the two authors may represent two political view points. I don’t know if that is true, but the opinions expressed in this book are sometimes jarring in the differences they express. A single author might express his/her conclusions based on the evidence, but these authors do not offer conclusions, just a portion of the evidence.

Much of what the book contains is not new to me since I have read several accounts of the same events. However, there is some new material, and Sarah Palin is always interesting to read about. That she was advanced beyond her level of competence is hard to dispute. I personally doubt that she will be willing to do the hard work necessary to be accepted as a serious presidential candidate.

Wasilla City Hall in Alaska

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