Robert's Random Ravings

Sarah Palin

I am trying to figure out what the deal is with Sarah Palin. How is it possible that there are people out there that actually see her as a good thing for the United States or for the Republican Party? During the election season, I really thought that she had a lot of potential. I figured that she was just new and inexperienced and that this would change with time.
I am seeing that this is not the case.

I think that there is a legitimate grain of truth in her contention of being mistreated by the press – but only a grain. There have been some inappropriate reporting and/or comments about her. For example, I think it is grossly inappropriate for anyone to talk about her being “hot” or being a MILF. No one would talk about a male candidate that way. Aren’t we past the sexism and bigotry at this point? We elected an African-American as President. Why is it so much harder to believe that a woman could be elected as President?

That being said, the lack of experience and the incredible ability to live in an alternate universe when it comes to facts is something that absolutely deserves to be addressed. The press should be getting the facts. They should be holding people accountable – both to their pasts and to their promises. If a politician says something that is clearly not true, they should be called on it – whether it is a man or a woman; a Democrat or a Republican; black or white; Christian, Muslim or Jew (and any other groups that I did not mention). That should be the role of the press. Not sensationalizing celebrity deaths or monster pandemics.

Sarah Palin definitely lives in a different “truth” than the rest of us. She goes on TV to tout pardoning a turkey while dozens of turkeys are getting “processed” right behind her. She can look you straight in the eye and tell you that everyone in the media is against her. Or that anyone that says bad things about her is either a liar or someone with an axe to grind. G-d help anyone that gets in her way! She can, with a straight face, quit her job as governor 18 months early while talking about how it is the right thing for Alaska and she does not want to subject the people of her state to a lame duck governor. Oh my oh my. All the while, millions of people are eating it up and continue to see her as the Republican Party’s greatest hope in 2012 and beyond. Wow. How can anyone think that she is a positive thing for the country? Or that she would be a good President? How can we even trust her to finish a job if she were to get elected?

I cannot begin to express how the idea of Palin’s advancement scares me. I thought we were bad off under Bush/Cheney. We have already seen the result of letting someone lead this country based on whimsy and “gut feeling.” For the love of G-d – it must not happen again!

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07/12/2009 - Posted by | Politics | , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. She could have been good for the republican party, before she lost her damn mind halfway through the campaign. She generated some good press with her idiotic hockey mom stuff and winking. But, now she is just on self destruct. I think you would be hard pressed to find many w/in the r party who supported her today, let alone someone willing to vote for her over someone more qualified. Personally, I was planning to vote for John McCain anyway – she just made me cross my fingers that he stayed alive the full four.

    Comment by Jamie | 07/27/2009 | Reply

    • Unfortunately, I think you are wrong about people who are willing to vote for her. There are WAY TOO MANY who still would. Why? I could not tell you. But they do exist. G-d help us if she gets elected to national office of any kind. Oy!

      Comment by rkurzweil | 07/27/2009 | Reply

  2. I have a crazy old hippie neighbor who I just adore and when I see him, almost daily he always leaves me with this saying…

    “God is Great, Beer is good, People are Crazy!”

    I used to think he was nuts but now I’m starting to think he may be on to something. Palin is nuts and not very smart to boot. That is the scrariest thing about her, I think. Right now, for the first time in a long time, we have someone intelligent in office. I hope this will start a trend and we won’t go backwards after Obama has his run. The issue with Palin and this new brand of Republican (not the type of Republican my parents associate themselves with) is that there are so many hysterical and yes, ignorant people in this country who consider themselves this new brand of Christians, as knowing what is best for the rest of us and she very well may become their new ring leader. It is unfortunate. But that is what makes this country great, I suppose.

    Comment by Joi Prud'homme | 07/29/2009 | Reply


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