Sarah Palin’s rambling speeches alienate fellow Republicans that once wished to see her in the White house. Comparing her speeches to those of Martin Luther King, Jr. is ridiculous. While Martin Luther King, Jr. could capture a crowd and instituted change within a nation with his speeches, Palin sounds like she has had a few too many cocktails.
Her daughter, Bristol, compares a quote from her Mother’s speech to a line from one of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s speeches. Palin said, “and GOP leaders, by the way, uh, you know, the man can only ride ya’ when your back is bent, so strengthen it. Then the man can’t ride ya’, America won’t be taken for a ride because so much is at stake.” Bristol is comparing this line to one of Martin Luther King, Jr’s as she quotes from his speech, “Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.” The quote from King is strong and moving and the quote from Palin is senseless, maybe even a little bizarre.
It is bizarre because it has absolutely nothing to do with the speech she is giving. It is more like she tried to use some of the words from King’s speech to give credence to her own, but she didn’t really understand what his speech was about. She totally missed the mark.
Palin and her daughter, Bristol, seem to believe any criticism of them stems from a personal vendetta against their family. Although it may be enjoyable to poke fun at Palin and her inability to understand the English language the simple fact of the matter is that when she opens her mouth Pandora escapes. Some people are not good at public speaking and this seems to be the case with Palin, so she should probably just stop.