Deepak deconstructs the political candidates, and tells us what our choice of leadership tells us about our own internal psychology. It is pretty interesting, as he describes the part of us that wants to grow and be responsible, and take our place in the world, and the part of us that just doesn’t
“Sometimes politics has the uncanny effect of mirroring the national psyche even when nobody intended to do that. This is perfectly illustrated by the rousing effect that Gov. Sarah Palin had on the Republican convention in Minneapolis this week. On the surface, she outdoes former Vice President Dan Quayle as an unlikely choice, given her negligent parochial expertise in the complex affairs of governing. Her state of Alaska has less than 700,000 residents, which reduces the job of governor to the scale of running one-tenth of New York City. By comparison, Rudy Giuliani is a towering international figure. Palin’s pluck has been admired, and her forthrightness, but her real appeal goes deeper.”
DUN! DUN! DUN!
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