Speaking strongly against the construction of a Muslim community center near the World Trade Center site, Sarah Palin said, “Doesn’t it stab you in the heart, as it does ours throughout the heartland?” Thomas Jefferson Street blogger John Farrell says that it does not. He argues that Palin's histrionics and her appeals to emotion, rather than logic, are reasons that she should never become president of the United States. "Sarah Palin cannot make the distinction between feeling good and thinking smart," Farrell writes. "She must never be president." He also takes issue with her "politics of grievance," which paints all Muslims as hateful extremists and guarantees that we lose the war against al Qaeda, Farrell asserts. [See 10 reasons why Palin would be a bad president.]
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