"Then he deepens his voice for effect and adds: 'And I like that lady—Sarah Palin. She's great. I like the cut of her jib.'Heh. Lots of people will be calling their office after this interview including a well known opinion writer at the Wall Street Journal.
"The former governor of Alaska, he says, 'is in the good tradition of America, which this awful political correctness business goes against.' Plus: 'She's got courage. That's very important in politics. You can have all the right ideas and the ability to express them. But if you haven't got guts, if you haven't got courage the way Margaret Thatcher had courage—and [Ronald] Reagan, come to think of it. Your last president had courage too—if you haven't got courage, all the other virtues are no good at all. It's the central virtue.'"
Saturday, March 05, 2011
Eminent British Historian: Palin Has Courage Like Reagan and Thatcher
In the Wall Street Journal from Brian Carney's interview with British Historian Paul Johnson: