Kaila Sewell | Staff Writer

Many people are under the illusion that Sarah Palin actually said she can see Russia from her house; she didn’t. That was Tina Fey on “Saturday Night Live.” From what I’ve seen, I have found people have built up an arbitrary hate for this former vice presidential candidate, and I don’t understand it.

Palin is only trying to do what some of us wish a presidential candidate would do, and that is run the country with a down to earth approach. Unfortunately, this is clearly a reason for mockery.

Over the last several months, the former Alaskan governor has constantly been the center of ridicule. Is being a down-to-earth person behind a microphone while running for political office something to be made fun of? Or is it because she called herself a “hockey mom?”

She just wants to be a regular person and I think she’s succeeding, despite the many low blows from society.

According to a previous article from The All State, it has been said Palin is in no way fit for a position in government. She has been criticized because of some decisions her daughter has made, including choosing to fill a position on “Dancing with the Stars.” She has been insulted by alleged infidelities committed by her husband and has been blamed for the shooting in Tucson, Ariz. which left house representative Gabrielle Giffords with a gun shot wound to the head.

I can acknowledge the accusation of Palin’s involvement in that heinous crime is complete balderdash. However, it doesn’t change the fact people just don’t like her and there truly is no reason for it. What’s more, according to an article from Time Magazine, it is mostly women who hate Palin and has nothing to do with it.

They hate her because she is a pretty, intelligent and confident woman. Why did I support Palin? How is she any different from Danika Patrick? Palin, in reading her autobiography and in watching her numerous escapades into the public eye, has never once stopped acting like a person you could meet in every day life.

She has never once stopped supporting her children and has never once acted with a holier-than-thou attitude. For all of that, she has been mocked, accused and I am sure her feelings have been hurt. It is totally unacceptable.

I am all for Palin. She hunts, fishes and actually takes care of her own children. She is an example, and may in fact actually be capable of running the country, if someone would give her a chance. Stop hating her because she’s attractive and because she has the guts to go for it.

I’m sorry many of you don’t, but she’s not stopping you, so there’s no reason to take it out on her. All I’m asking is you give her a fair chance, just like you did President Obama. TAS