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Steven Waldman

Sarah Palin as Queen Esther

Referring to her political future, Sarah Palin said, “If I die, I die.”
When I first heard this I assumed this language was designed to feed the Christian sense of persecution. Turns out it’s even more Biblically resonant than that.
Esther 4:15: “When this is done, I will go to the king, even though it is against the law. And if I perish, I perish.”
New Wineskins speculates on Palin’s relationship with Esther, though Beliefnet’s David Gibson was way ahead of the pack on Esther-mania.

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Albert the Abstainer

posted July 9, 2009 at 5:45 am

Sarah Palin is symptomatic of the state of the Republican party which is saddled with religious conservatives. If she wants to be a martyr in her own eyes or of those who share her religious views so be it, but nobody is going to do anything more than make light of her, and that is hardly martyrdom.

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Albert the Abstainer

posted July 9, 2009 at 5:52 am

And having just done a search on Queen Esther and Sarah Palin, I came across an article which eludes to a creepy interpretation, one which if it is in alignment with her views and her supporters views is horrible in the extreme. See:
I suppose it is time to go and read Esther with the eyes of the fundamentalist I once was in my teens and early twenties.

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posted July 9, 2009 at 11:45 am

And then we have THIS woman in a place of ruling power to compare with Sarah:

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Charles Cosimano

posted July 9, 2009 at 12:23 pm

If Sarah Palin were to be accused of being sane there would not be enough evidence to convict her.

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Your Name

posted July 14, 2009 at 7:02 am

Talk about an insult to the story of Esther.

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Karen Whitaker

posted July 14, 2009 at 1:07 pm

Could we have a post on Sarah Palin as the anti-Esther?

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