Alan Jacobs on Palin’s speech

I really, really appreciate this point:

Thus many commentators could only see Todd Palin’s statement about his wife’s decision to fly back to Alaska rather than have her baby in Texas — “You can’t have a fish picker from Texas” — as a frivolous throw-away line, when in fact it was a wry way of affirming a very deep commitment to place, to being rooted somewhere and wanting one’s children to be rooted there too.

Read the whole piece here.


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