The choice of Sarah Palin as John McCain’s running mate has been devastating for the Obama campaign precisely because she is everything Obama is not. Palin is not ashamed of her culture or country. She is not embarrassed by being an American, but naively embraces her birthright. Unassisted by affirmative action, Palin has risen to national prominence on the basis of her character, intelligence and natural gifts. In a word, she has guts. This is a woman who is proud of her country, not because it has granted her personal success, but because she respects what America stands for: freedom, opportunity, and individualism.
I note this passage, which is not remarkable in its sentiment, only because Putz links to Deming's bilge without hinting at the gutter nature of its content.1 If Putz believes (of course he does!) that Senator Obama is ashamed of his country, is embarrassed to be an American, is an affirmative action hire, and has not gotten where he is today because of his character, intelligence and natural gifts -- well, he ought to just say so, instead of outsourcing this crap to some scumbag honky.
(Now, I, for one, have for the last eight years frequently been ashamed of my country and thoroughly embarrassed to be an American, but that's neither here nor there.
Drill, baby, drill!)
1For another example, see here.