Monday, September 1, 2008

On Poor Choices and Sarah Palin

I’m sure Sarah Palin is a very nice woman.  And she is probably even a competent governor.  Of a very large state.   With very few people.  And a budget fat with oil and gas revenues. 

I have to wonder what exactly John McCain was thinking with this pick.  Palin has no national credentials.  No one has ever heard of her or the dinky Alaskan town in which she cut her political teeth.  Her main claim to fame seems to be a strong tie to that mystical, magical, black substance that currently rules the fate of the free world.  Isn’t that just exactly what we need?  Four more years of someone intrinsically connected to the Big O plunging fingers into pies in Washington D.C.?

And now…we find out she has a seventeen-year-old unmarried daughter who is five months pregnant.  Okaaayyyy…exactly what was that little factoid supposed to bring to the national political table?  Oh, yeah….that’s another thing for which our nation has been crying out:  More validation for teen-agers to have careless, unprotected sex, get knocked up, and give birth to the next  generation of young people with dysfunctional moral compasses.  That “one man, one woman” sanctity of marriage thing that the right-wingers claim is the basic building block of our society seems to be getting a bit of a bashing from its own side of the aisle.  Looks like they can't even get their kids to swallow it.   

The moral values people would have a field day with this, if it was a Democratic candidate’s daughter sporting a “baby bump.”  I’m dying to see how they spin this for a (recently) prominent player in the good ole GOP.

I’ll be the first to admit that American voters have made really dumb-ass choices in the voting booth over the past eight years.  In fact, we are pretty much a laughing stock on the world political scene.  McCain must be counting on some truly overwhelming idiocy out here in the electorate…  Apparently, he believes we don’t require experience, competency, or charisma of our female political hopefuls.  Any person sporting a nice set of tits will rope in the gals’ vote.  Oh. My. God. 

Up until now, I had leaned toward conceding that McCain, who probably has the upper hand in the coming election due to his general whiteness, might not make an utterly objectionable chief executive.  No one, I thought, could possibly be as stone stupid as the Current Occupant.

Recent events have caused me to reconsider that opinion…        


sunflowerkat321 said...

I don't believe they knew she was pregnant.  How could McCain possibly know and still choose Palin as a running mate?  How could Sarah Palin know and accept the opportunity to run knowing what her child would be in the media spotlight over this?

I can't stop pinching myself to see if I'll wake up.  This is all too whacked to be "real" politics.  You couldn't make this circus up?

thesheatons said...

Unless the young lady suddenly took to wearing baggy sweats, five months PG is kind of hard to hide. And if mom is so clueless she isn't questioning why said daughter is suddenly wearing baggy sweats I don't want her anywhere near DC.

All McCain was looking for was a pair of X chromosomes. It's going to be a hell of an election, there's enough mud to sling to make all the pigs happy.


dsonney01 said...

Do we need to take side bets on if Palin will make it to the election or will there be a change? Dannelle

myrdog said...

If it was one of Obama's daughters he would have had her kill it before it was born.

mlraminiak said...

"myrdog's" comment is a prime example of how brain-washed right-wing sheep make every attempt to turn the idiotic high jinks of their favorite party into attacks against the opposition.  

I guess it was too much to hope that these dip-shits had succumbed to their anacephaly by now...  :(

Lisa  :-]

thesheatons said...

RE: an earlier comment. Too true I"m sad to say. And the prime reason I never read comments on news stories anymore. And this individual is probably registered to vote and reproducing. Papa you and the rest of the trio really have your work cut out for you.


emmapeeldallas said...

I have no idea whether she's nice or competent.  I'll look forward to seeing her debate Biden, though.