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This Small Town Girl is Highly Insulted.

I’ll preface this with I think Ruben Navarette Jr. is an idiot.  You know who else I think is an idiot?  Sarah Palin.  The whole premise of this article irritated and insulted me beginning with the title…”Sarah Palin understands small-town America.” 

Really?  Does she?  I’m not so sure about that.  How often did Sarah Palin talk about small town America?  Did she talk about the issues facing rural small town America?  No.  No she didn’t.  I’m from rural small town America.  I graduated with 48 other kids from a small town in rural Minnesota (and that’s with 1 not graduating).  You know what I did after college, moved!  Why?  Because there are no jobs!  Why are there no jobs?  I truly believe part of the problem is the lack of high speed Internet.  If you do not have the technology you can not attract business.  If you can’t attract businesses you won’t grow employment.  If you don’t grow jobs, your young college educated kids run off to the city for work and maybe visit on holidays!  I don’t remember Sarah giving much of that lip service, do you?

Another problem facing rural America…education.  Schools are expensive.  They can not afford to offer AP classes, foreign language classes, or other choices.  Without choices how do you attract young educated reproducing professionals?  You can’t!  I would just like to point out that if they had the infrastructure they could at least offer some satellite classes.  Do you remember Sarah Palin talking about this?  Me either!

Then Ruben goes on to say that we just don’t get Sarah Palin or small town values.  I think he’s wrong.  Dead wrong infact.  I think Ruben doesn’t get that most Americans share the same values.  We want time with our families.  We want our hard earned money to allow us a decent home, in a decent neighborhood, and good schools.  We want to feel safe in our homes, and safe when we send our kids to school.  We want our children to have a better life with more opportunities than we had. 

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/12/24/navarrette.palin.smalltown/index.html?iref=mpstoryview

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Came from a town of less than 15,000, did he? I live in a town of less than 1,500. I graduated from a class of 42. And everyone DID graduate.

In short,the “small town” defense is BS ppure and simple,because my values that came from my “small town” upbringing are nothing like the guy down the street’s and he grew up right here too.

I agree with everything you’re saying, and I can’t get over why people love Palin so damn much. It’s insane… are people stupid? On the other hand, I have to give her credit. She’s the single most important reason to improve “small town” education.

Comment by phoenixofdiscordia

Okay thanks. That comment gave me a seriously good laugh…”single most important reason to improve small town education.” haahahahaha…I’m still laughing!

Comment by smartandfemale

Ruben is an idiot. I am so sick of his articles. I am amazed that CNN.com would pick up his articles.

-T

Comment by T




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