Redefining 'Palinism'

Saturday, August 22, 2009

In his Aug. 18 column, "Palin's Red Menace," Richard Cohen continued the attack from the left on Sarah Palin.

The left's constant criticism of Ms. Palin since John McCain lost the presidential election in November makes it clear that they consider the pro-life, pro-Second Amendment, former Alaska governor to be the most formidable opponent, the greatest challenge that they may have to face in the near future. That brings a warm feeling to my pro-life, pro-Second Amendment, conservative-on-most-issues heart. I think she's formidable, too.

BILL SCANLON

Ellicott City

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In his Aug. 18 column, Richard Cohen offered a definition of "Palinism" as "reckless, unsubstantiated accusations, as well as demagogic attacks on the character or patriotism of political adversaries." In light of the comments in recent weeks of the House speaker, would not "Pelosism" be a more accurate term?

GINNY ANN WEINBERGER

Brookeville


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