Each year, Time compiles its Time 100
, a comprehensive list of the 100
influential people "who most affect out world." Each pick is accompanied
by a brief biography written by another noteworthy person. Unsurprisingly, Sarah
made the cut for Time's "Leaders" category. More surprising, perhaps, was the profile writer: Ted Nugent
. The hard-rock guitarist--and vocal conservative--captured Palin's folksy,
down-to-earth charm in a folksy, down-to-earth, affectionate bio. "If Sarah Palin played a loud, grinding instrument, she
would be in my band," begins Nugent:
The independent patriotic
spirit, attitude and soul of our forefathers are alive and well in
Sarah. ... Her
rugged individualism, self-reliance and a herculean work ethic resonate
now more than ever in a country spinning away from these basics that
made the U.S.A. the last best place. We who are driven to be assets to
our families, communities and our beloved country connect with the
principles that Sarah Palin embodies. We know that bureaucrats and, even
more, Fedzilla, are not the solution; they are the problem.
closes on a personal note. "I'd be proud to share a moose-barbecue
campfire with the Palin family anytime," he quips. "So long as I can
shoot the moose."
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