I really enjoyed reading Pitts’ columns. He has the perfect amount of incite, comedy, and sarcasm to get his point across. We all read in class the article about his ways of describing what makes a man. It’s very powerful stuff. My favorite article was about Sarah Palin. I am a liberal minded person especially when compared to the conservative mind so naturally I think Palin is a quack and should have no business even poking her head into politics because I think it’s way over her narrow minded oil drilling head. So when Pitts wrote something about Palin, I had to read.

This whole article could be summed up with these lines:

“Something is wrong when we celebrate mental mediocrity like yours under the misapprehension that competence or, God forbid, intelligence, makes a person one of those “elites” — that’s a curse word now — lacking authenticity, compassion and common sense.”

He touches upon a great point that people are accepting mediocrity. He sort of says that people like the fact that she’s stupid. I mean people are relate-able if they are like themselves. And I have heard that people that do like her think she has the average American in mind. If they like the fact that she’s incompetent and no one knows what she’s talking about then lets have her run the country. I mean we already put up with 8 years of Dubya, and that turned out great. If people really want one of their “own”  to run the country and Palin runs for presidency and wins then America is in deep trouble because that means us English teachers will have to teach extra hard to give some common sense to the majority of our country.

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