I also saw a glimpse of the woman who terrifies some when I met her in person at the Long Island Association’s February 2011 Annual Meeting and Luncheon.
There’s absolutely nothing about her — from the way she greets you to the tone of her exchanges — that fits into the mold of “conventional politician.”
And, perhaps most significantly, I saw a glimpse of the woman so many fear when I recently revisited her 2007 State of the State Address.
Sarah Palin: Alaska State of the State Address - Part 1 (2007)
There’s a passion she possesses to cut through the garbage and get things done, as well as an ability to connect with people without even trying.
She’s not telling you what she thinks you want to hear. She’s simply telling you what she thinks.
A liberal Manhattan acquaintance of mine recently hit the nail on the head: “The thing about Palin that’s so scary is that she actually means what she says. She actually believes it. And she’ll do it. She’ll make it happen.”