佩林之谜

纽约-佩林被选为麦凯恩的竞选搭档就像一场电子风暴席卷了美国。对于她那些挥舞着口红的拥趸们来说,佩林是一个朴实、虔诚的“冰球母亲”,她喜欢捕猎美洲驼鹿、信仰福音教义以及甚至有些混乱的家庭生活,都显示她是一个真实的并且典型的美国人。

反过来,对于她那些同样激烈并且其人数越来越庞大的诋毁者而言,她令人恐惧地预示了一个神权政治的美国、一个将像黑手党一样处理国家事务的执行者,他们对9/11恐怖袭击与伊拉克的联系问题上撒谎、嘲笑奥巴马反对对犯人使用酷刑,另外还藐视传票。我们可以把她想象成是女子版的布什。

两大阵营的反应都来自确凿的证据。她的支持者看到了是一组非常有说服力的符号,而她的诋毁者看到的则是一组更有说服力的事实。

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