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November 20, 2008 at 3:30 PM

Gov. Sarah Palin

She’ll be back

“Democrats on the rise: the non-Diva women’s story of 2008,” constituted a gloating session about the losing political party in this year’s elections and was sadly lacking in substance and character [Ellen Goodman syndicated columnist, Nov. 14].

Cloaked in the story was a mean-spirited personal attack on Gov. Sarah Palin. Like a jackal, Goodman rushes in to grab some crumbs from the lion’s share of perpetual rumors about the governor that are still unsubstantiated.

In the face of all of the spite and denigration, Palin has demonstrated more maturity and open-mindedness than her attackers would seem capable of mustering. Her foes are too absorbed with their poison pens to care about what is fact as opposed to fiction.

It is highly doubtful Palin will just recoil and fade into the darkest recesses of the Arctic. She holds too much potential to learn, grow and serve her country. Also, I would add that not all great leaders have been hatched as Harvard graduates.

What resonates most from this story is real fear that Palin could more than adequately prepare for success on a return to the national political stage in the future.

— Lynn Coyle, Bellevue

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